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Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!

Whether you are just getting started as a writer or are already a published author, this group is for you. It's not just about how to write, but how to earn income as an author. Join us if your desire is to turn your passion for writing into profit!

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Comment by Erin Casey on April 27, 2016 at 10:26am

Alex, I wrote that post this morning. It really is a question I get and talk about a lot... so it's not like I'm starting from scratch because it's part of my message. ;) Those kinds of posts (and books) always come together more quickly. But I feel your pain! For me, if a draft of blog post doesn't get completed when I'm thinking about it, it rarely gets posted. I have to at least get a draft done, and then I can come back and edit it later. 

Comment by Alex Pickens on April 27, 2016 at 9:57am

Erin, I read the blog and would like to know if you wrote after the mastermind group or since reading Margaret's words.  If you wrote the blog this morning, how do you get in and out of the blog post in a timely manner?  I start posts but do not have a 24 hour turnaround like "Do I Have Anything New to Say".  I labor over the work and sometimes end up with 2-3 drafts of good ideas and starts but no finishes.

Grateful for your blog.  I tried to comment on the phone but the link didn't work.  I'll try on the desktop.

Comment by Erin Casey on April 27, 2016 at 9:49am

Hi Margaret, sometimes you get ideas from questions that people ask! I was just talking with someone from my mastermind group about your same question yesterday. Wondering if you have anything new to say is a very common concern for writers. But YOU DO have something to share. I'm sure of it. I wrote a blog post with a few ideas. I hope it helps! --> Do I Have Anything New to Say?

Comment by Alex Pickens on April 27, 2016 at 9:39am

John,

Thank you for the welcome back sentiment. I appreciate your kind words and the lyrics. Hopeful about adding content soon. Is the best way to send the link of the content or ask for feedback from specific 48 days volunteers willing to critique / comment?

Looking forward and grateful for the group.


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Comment by Kent Julian on April 27, 2016 at 9:24am

John, congrats on Good Men Project!!


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Comment by Kent Julian on April 27, 2016 at 9:24am

Thanks Bob!!

Comment by Gail Nelson on April 27, 2016 at 8:48am

Welcome, Margaret!

As others have said... just start writing. When I feel a bit stymied on what to write, I pick up my notebook and pen and just start writing whatever pops up. I do not do this on a computer...for some reason the tactile sensation of physically writing is what wakes me up, and gets me moving again. 

The other thing, for me, is reading. I've been reading more fiction lately because that's what I've been writing, but I find that fiction helps me dream, and non-fiction helps me put those dreams to action. 

Just a couple of thoughts. :) 

Comment by John Henderson on April 27, 2016 at 8:09am
Alex,
So glad your back in the game! One of my favorite verses is from a song most people have never heard.

It says "whoever said there's nothing new under the sun, never though much about individuals, and he's dead anyway!"

Can't wait to see what you create!

Aaron,
Great point, writing is a great way to kill writers block!
Comment by Aaron Kerr on April 27, 2016 at 7:44am

Margaret,

Welcome to our group!

A pretty well known writer and blogger named James Altucher wrote a short blog the other day which got a lot of attention. It was about how a friend of his made 2 million dollars one morning off an investment he'd totally forgotten about.

In his next blog post, James shared that he'd been totally out of writing ideas when working on the first post. He just sat down and started writing whatever came to mind. He was over 1000 words in before he wrote the sentence that became the topic he eventually used.

Sometimes writing is like that. It can be hard to pick the "perfect" topic and know exactly how you'll turn it into a book. But if you sit down every morning and just write what's on your mind, you may be surprised what's revealed. Write about the places you've lived, experiences you've had, people you've known, good times and bad. An idea or theme may pop up which you never considered.

If you're stuck, that's where I'd suggest starting.

Aaron

Comment by Alex Pickens on April 27, 2016 at 7:31am

Margaret, a teacher told me questions make leaders.  If your hand goes into the air, you really represent 4-5 other people in the room who didn't have the nerve to ask.  I am in the same place you are and appreciate reading the responses of Robert, Anthony and John.  

John's comparisons of Les Mis', Bible and The Odyssey lit a fire...truly.

I've been off the group for a while but two projects are bringing me back.  I am humbled and grateful for the gems I've collected today because of your question.

Thanks!

 
 
 

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