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How to communicate through your writing

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All advice about the process of writing is important. However, aspiring writers should not get hung up on the bits of advice that the experts - those who have had some success in writing - from time to time, toss out to the curious, probably excessively "fan girling" or "fan boying" interviewer. These successful writers were once aspiring writers. They wrote and wrote and wrote because they believed that they had stories to tell. Some of them pitched their work over and over to publishers, and were rejected over and over and over, until finally they reaped success. This success may have come by being published by a traditional publishing company or being self published. What all these successful authors have all had in common are some positive attitudes: Perseverance. That is, faith in their abilities to write and translating their faith into action Willingness to expend the necessary effort to realise their dream; willingness to make sacrifices to fi

The 6 Golden Rules of Writing

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Ernest J.  Gaines, African American writer, shares his wisdom from his more than 50 years of experience writing novels and short stories. He's presented us with his "golden rules" for writing.  Read more about Ernest J. Gaines  here .  He's presented us with his "golden rules" for writing. So, let's apply them! Before you go, spend a few minutes to browse the blog and do subscribe to get posts as soon as they are published.   A bout the Author J anette B. Fuller is a teacher and author of  three  books. Her business is to write stories set in the place she knows best – Jamaica – while also helping writers to write their own stories. When you are ready to write your story, make contact with her @ writingwisdomtree@gmail.com.  Check out her books  here . 

An important lesson about writing

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Pointed words from E. L. Doctorow! Named after the famous American writer Edgar Allan Poe, E. L. Doctorow, (Edgar Lawrence Doctorow), has followed in this footsteps of his famed compatriot. His writing has spanned the gamut of writing - novels, short stories, essays, plays... and he has won wide acclaim for his work which is evidenced by the number of awards that he has won throughout his writing career, a career that still continues today. So, he knows a thing or two about writing. Listen to him! He's "put his money where his mouth is" so to speak. You may learn more about this writer  here . As an author at the bottom rung of the writing ladder,  I'm impressed by Doctorow's body of work and its obvious quality, and hope that I, too, will add quality work to the libraries of wonderful works to be enjoyed for generations to come. As such, I've made my first  contribution  to these vast libraries, a work that is yet to be discovered by many,

The best age to start a career in writing

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Whether you are teenaged or an older adult, a story may pop up in your head from time to time. You want to write it. But are you too young or too old to begin your writing journey? Is there a best age to start writing? Let’s find out. If you a re a teenager, do you think that you are too young to write your first book? If your answer is yes, you are wrong. There are a number of successful writers who published their first novels in their teens. Recently, I had a conversation with a thirty something year old lady. She said that she wrote a book when she was sixteen . She is just ready to share it with an audience. Be like that lady! Write your stories. Eventually you will develop the confidence to share them with an audience. So why not start your writing journey today? Are you between the ages of twenty and forty ? Apparently, this is a good time to start your career in writing. It is during this period that many writers start their careers. If you are in thi

Writing with the help of coaching - how this is done

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How can coaching help you to write that first book?  Why should I pay for a coach? Is it worth it? Why shouldn't I just sit and write my story, my way? These are some questions that some of you are tossing around in your mind at this time. You have thrown out the idea to your friends, family and favourite network that you are thinking of writing a book. You tell them that you have an idea of what you want to write about, but you do not know how to start. Your friends,  family and favourite network are quite helpful. Some direct you to books on writing which surely, they say, can steer you in the right direction.  Some send you a list of online resources for you to peruse to get direction.  Some give you direct suggestions, based on their experience of writing. They tell you to go for it, to create an outline if you want to write non-fiction.  That is, to come up with some chapter headings and begin to write,  then edit later. Or, if you are going