Hello, my name is Ana. Welcome to my blog! I started this blog to motivate myself to write every day. I embarked on a writing journey to find out all I could about the writing world. There are a lot of techniques and ways to write. However, I enjoy writing because it allows me to share my feelings, experiences, inspirational/motivational things, personal interest stories, as well as writing information, with others. My goal is to write a daily devotional/journal. I am a Christian and have discovered that faith is never losing hope. I welcome your feedback and anything you would like to share. Thank you for visiting.
Do you like quotes? Do you find them easy to write or do you have a hard time coming up with them? In reading, Writers Write: Your Comments Are Part Of Your Writing Mosaic, from Janice on Sharing The Journey, I got the idea that you can make your own quotes from comments you make on other blogs or your own blog. Copy the comments you make and later read over what you write. If there is any sentence or phrase that stands out to you, you can make that a quote all its own.
I have written parts from Janice’s comments, on her post, that stood out to me. You never know, once you have a collection of these, you can make your own quote book.
“…but I also like to comment if something moves me or inspires me. That takes time, but writers write and it’s all a jigsaw. We learn as much about ourselves from the comments we write as others learn about us.”
“The key to simplicity - to a happy, clean, clear, simple, abundant life - is to know yourself, know what you value, know what you want, know the minimum you need.”
“As I’m becoming more and more aware of how precious my time is, and of how the kids are getting older and empty nest years aren’t that far off, it’s becoming easier to say no.”
“I don’t have methods, but I’ve recognised that I’m old enough and brave enough to be vulnerable, to be myself, faults and all.”
“I try to write with awareness and presence, authenticity and a genuine desire to connect, support and inspire.”
“It all starts with each individual loving themselves enough and making their own happiness their own responsibility.”
“A reminder that we may have atoms and cells, but we’re all made of stardust and breathe in all of human life with each breath.”
“Being present in everything you do, with no rush towards ‘doing it right’ turns your whole life into one glorious, living breathing meditation.”
What quotes can you come up with from your comments?
Are you tired? Do you regularly find yourself wondering where you’re going to find the inspiration for your posts? Maybe be you don’t realise that your comments on other blogs - and the replies you write in your own comments boxes - contain gems, the seeds of whole posts. They’re your spontaneous writing, your honest, authentic, initial responses to the writing prompts that are other people’s ideas and feelings.
Janice listed a week’s worth of her own comments on some of the blogs that she follows. She says these could possibly be turned into individual posts of their own. I really liked this idea and I have started copying the comments I make on other blogs and my own blog too. I am sharing some of the best comments made on The Writer Today, that may just spark some writing creativity.
http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/04/create-pictures-for-your-writing.html septembermom said I'm very visual when I begin to write my poetry. Sometimes I will get inspiration from something I notice when I'm walking outside. Nature inspires me often. I also love to pull images and thoughts from studying favorite paintings. Pictures, Poetry and Prose has been a great catalyst for my writing lately. I think that I may start to look for photographs to help stir some new poetic ideas.
http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/04/why-articles-lack-emotion-and-how-to.html Georganna Hancock M.S. said Interesting notions. Hmmm. Too bad the word "psycho" is associated with violence and insanity. Could he have come up with a somewhat less *emotional* title, with something positive or uplifting or insightful? Reminds me of "gorilla marketing" (guerrilla, of course). >generic smiley face<
http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/04/11-keys-to-handling-description.html septembermom said When I write my poetry, I try to paint the image through my words. Things strike me in a visual way when looking for inspiration. I believe in the descriptive power of a single word or turn of phrase. Like Lori, I don't like reading long drawn out descriptions in novels. In my writing, I try to convey an impression or image in as few words as possible. I look for "power" words that almost have a texture to them. Thanks for the tips!
http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/05/practicing-patience.html The Old Gray Egg said Sometimes patience is not needed with yourself in the writing process and activities. Those acts can at times be absolute creative bliss. I find I occasionally need more patience with the people around me that don't quite understand that I'm really "at work" when I'm writing and would prefer not to drop what I'm doing to come to their beck and call.
http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/06/why-we-get-writers-block-and-how-to.html Valerie Storey said This is a fascinating concept, one I want to look into more. So far, the best way I've tackled writer's block is to simply pretend I'm talking to someone in a conversation. I also believe so strongly in "free writing", just letting go and writing whatever is in my head. Structure, word choices, etc. can all be fixed later.
Melissa Donovan said To become a successful or professional writer, one must overcome writer's block. It's absolutely essential, and there are many ways to do that - I start by eliminating it altogether and believing that writer's block is nothing more than a psychosomatic problem.
Randi said I agree, even the word "serenity" sounds peaceful, doesn't it? Like Ana, I also find looking at water to be very serene. Yet, for me, there are two types of serenity: 1. The kind where I need to settle down and become peaceful--for that I love looking at calm water, like in a small lake or pond.
2. The kind where I need to become serene about something so that I can spring into action regarding it--for that I need rushing water such as in waterfalls or white rapids.
I also find Bible reading very calming. My son asks me to read the scriptures every night before bed. It helps him wind down and helps me to remember what is important in life.
http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/03/getting-to-know-your-writer-10-random.html valeriestorey said Hi! This is a fun idea. Here are my 10 random things: 1. I make hand-built pottery. 2. But I don't like to work with mud in the garden! 3. I love doing laundry--it gives me time to think about my characters and plot lines. 4. I studied art history at the National Gallery in London for two years. 5. I've never put gas in a car in my entire life! 6. My husband and I built our own house in Georgia. 7. I dream in color. 8. My middle name is Elaine. 9. I'm a vegetarian. 10. I want to go to Japan one day.
http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/02/more-writing-pointers.html Daily Jump Start Guy said Great post, I especially like that last paragraph...first thoughts. I was taught to let it all out on the first go around, then switch hats to your left (logical) brain for the inevitable rewrite. Every writer is two persons, the as you say "unbridled" writer, and then there's the skeptical editor. Separating these two is a big leap in the process. Keep up the good posts.
http://www.thewritertoday.com/2009/01/to-pen-or-click.html Amy Mahlum said I do both. Sometimes I need to just write it out, because I am an emotional writer by nature and the connection and emotions I feel while writing really aid that. Additionally, though, I am kind of weird and cannot write off by myself when it is quiet, so writing long hand allows me to be a active part with the noise and chaose around me.
I have a weird thing about me, though, and I find it very difficult to write onto a blank word document. I have a blog where I write onto. It is a weird writerly thing about me, but we are writers, we are allowed that!
http://www.justtowrite.com/2009/06/blogging-vs-journalism.html Andrew Scott Turner said For me it depends on the blogger. I was a journalist for 12 years and I can tell you that, despite the generally accepted pejorative myth, journalists are held to very high standards regarding neutrality, objectivity, attribution, collection of facts and fair representation. Blogging, in general, does not have the editorial filters a journalist must go through: i.e., there is no vetting of the information, no way to ensure the integrity of the story. The piece that sticks for me is the editorializing that is crucial to blogging and yet does not have a place in journalism.
Here's the rub: opinion in news dissemination has grow legs over the past 10 years. Look at the influence conservative radio and television talking heads have had on public discourse. They are accepted, almost without question, as fact-givers when, in reality, they are television and radio's forerunners to bloggers. I believe journalism, as it did in the early 70s with Watergate, is evolving into something new. Opinion has crept into the news cycle and I believe it is here to stay.
Julie Hood is the author of "The Organized Writer: 30 Days to More Time, More Money and Less Frustration," a new ebook with a roadmap for combining a writing career with the rest of your life. She manages the OrganizedWriter.com web site and writes Writer-Reminders, a weekly newsletter for writers. Newsletter subscribers receive a free ebook, The Sidetracked Writer's Planner. When she isn't writing, she sneaks in cleaning house around a busy household with two children, her husband, and two avid golfers.
Copyright 2002 (c) Julie Hood, Finally Organized LLC. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted with permission.
All writers are creative types, with cluttered desks, and messy piles, right? To be a good writer, one lives on coffee and stale potato chips only coming up for air when the book's done, right? Maybe. Or maybe we as writers have convinced ourselves that this is how a "real" writer acts.
Writers spend so much time trying to determine when they will be a "real" writer. Just like the stereotype that all accountants wear green eyeshades, the stereotypes about writers persist whether they are accurate or not.
RIGHT-BRAIN VS. LEFT-BRAIN Writing is generally considered a creative "right-brain" activity. However, you don't have to turn off the left-half of your brain to be a writer. The best writers learn the secrets of when to use their right-brain and when to use their left-brain.
The most successful writers realize that writing is a business, and just like any other business, a certain amount of organization and timeliness is required. The best writers can read their mood. On creative days, they crank out the pages to their novel. On left-brain days, they send out invoices, clean out their files, and clean off their desks.
MESSY VS. ORGANIZED Certain personality types crave "messes." The clutter makes them feel comfortable. But it also eats away at their writing time since they spend it searching through piles of papers and old half-eaten sandwiches.
The secret for the messy writer is to confine the messes to a "messy zone." The messy zone is limited to one shelf in an office or the basket next to a reading chair. The mess is still there for the comfort factor, but it doesn't take over.
PROCRASTINATOR The procrastinating writer writes the book but never sends the manuscript. Their brilliant ideas pile up, but they never send a query. There's always a better time…later. Unfortunately, the procrastinator never feels the joy of success.
The procrastinator needs rewards, and lots of them. By planning wonderful rewards for simple acts, the procrastinator realizes the best time to write isn't later. It's right now.
PERFECTIONIST The perfectionist writes the book but never finishes it. They are constantly revising, editing and reworking. This time eater takes away the fun of writing. Since nothing is ever good enough, what's the point of writing anything?
The perfectionist needs positive feedback and reinforcement. When they hear others say, "This is really good. You should submit it," they can silence the inner critic that says, "You could make it sound better."
What is a real writer? It's actually anyone who puts words to paper and sends them out into the world. And while anyone can sit down with a word processor, only real writers overcome the personality traits that could sidetrack them.
1. Headache/Migraine 2. Dog barking 3. Power goes out 4. Nagging spouse/children 5. No coffee 6. Eyeglasses lost or broken 7. Computer/laptop on the fritz 8. Broken hand 9. Constant interruptions 10. Loud television
The Essential Guide for New Writers, From Idea to Finished Manuscript by Valerie Storey.
A complete writer's workshop in just one book! Designed for both beginning and established writers and based on Valerie Storey's popular series of workshops. The book guides writers step-by-step from first draft jitters to submitting a polished piece of writing for publication. The material is presented in a fun and informative progression filled with ideas for brainstorming plus checklists and writing exercises. Chapters include full coverage of characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, and marketing and query letter techniques. Besides end-of-chapter writing assignments, the book concludes with a strong question and answer section.
I have always liked to write creatively and dreamed of writing a novel and getting it published. However, for a long time, I was not dedicating any time to writing or reading anything about the writing craft. Last year I decided that I had put my writing in the back burner long enough. I went to the library and looked for writing books. There were many to choose from and I was a bit confused on which one(s) would be the best for an aspiring writer to read. One of the books that caught my attention was The Essential Guide for New Writers, From Idea to Finished Manuscript by Valerie Storey. The writing world was a mystery to me, but Valerie Storey's book was a great place to start. I was very impressed with "The Essential Guide For New Writers" because it was easy to follow and understand. It gave you the "soup to nuts" of writing. Here are some of the pages of particular interest to me: 9, 11, 15, 17, 23, 27, 34-37, 40, 43, 45, 46, 49-50, 52, 55, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67-68, 75, 77-79, 81-83, 86, 88-89, 90, 95, 98, 105, 107 and in the back of the book: How To Submit A Manuscript.
I recommend this book to any aspiring writer who wants to open up their mind and delve into the writing world.
Ok, so you've got someone to visit your website once. What if you wanted them to visit again, and again, and again? Ooh, that's hard, isn't it? Not really. Find out how to attract them back without begging with this simple internet marketing tool.
First, The Myth Ask most web designers what is more important: a unique visitor or a repeat visitor? Most will choose, the former. I tend to disagree.
Let's analyse a unique visitor. They could just be browsing, like shoppers in a mall, or they could be a potential customer. Now, don't get me wrong. Unique visitors might be important, because they are like new customers. However, with new customers, the onus is on you to prove your credibility.
Existing customers already know what you do and how you do it. You do not have to prove yourself over and over again.
Why Is It So Important To Retain Existing Customers? Because, it costs eight times as much to get a new customer than it does to retain one. That alone should make you want to keep them. Also, since you've developed a relationship with them, it's now easier for you to do business, to re-sell, up-sell and get referrals (really, really important). If you play it right you can use your website (amongst other communication material) to stay top of mind with them.
My Customers Have Already Seen My Website: Why Should They Go Back? Precisely! Most websites are about me, me, me and me! Ever notice how tons of websites have an About Us page. Frankly, who gives a damn about you? No one! Everyone who gets to your business or your website or reads your brochure wants to know what's in it for them! Yet, all communication that goes out is based on me.
Do something constructive. Put your ego in cold storage and start re-engineering your website and your internet marketing to give information to your customer.
How Do I Go About Giving Them Information? The system is amazingly simple. You know everything (or rather a lot) about your business. Your customers will never know quite enough. If, you provide them with a steady stream of information, you are already two steps ahead of the competition. You are taking the time to educate your customers and you are keeping in touch with them.
Take a look at this website for instance. It's essentially a power marketing vehicle. With minimal effort it gets existing customers to have a look at it repeatedly, simply by giving them information that would help them in their business or their jobs. If you are a casual browser, your curiosity will be aroused, and you will find yourself wanting to read more.
Once you're through with the How To section, it's almost natural to move on to the Client Results section. At this point in time, I am no longer selling. You have begun to sell the concept to yourself.
How To Use Email To Retain Customers And Get New Business. Everyone needs to know more than they currently do. So, how about asking your customers if they would like some more information that will help them understand stuff better. In my case, I send out monthly articles to do with marketing and communication. Detailed, incisive insights that the customer wasn't thinking of before. Then I ask them to visit the website so they can read other articles.
It's important to stop and see what we're doing here. Many may not have the time today, but may have the time next week, or when your next helpful e-mail goes out. The first time the action is done, and they benefit, they are hooked. That's it. You've achieved visibility and top of mind consciousness.
Sometimes it will happen instantly and at other times it may be several months later. What you can be sure is, that it will happen!
Why The Website Is Such An Important Tool For Your Business. It's dynamic, that's why! Say, you printed your cards and brochures last month. You spent a small fortune on them. But now you discover you need to add something that will dramatically change what you're communicating. You can't throw out a thousand brochures or cards, but updating a website is easy-peasy! Simply tweak it, and you're on your way.
Remember, customers aren't always willing to buy when you're willing to sell. By keeping them informed and in touch with your website, they can reach out to you whenever they are ready!
How To Match Information And Credibility. Credibility is important. So you definitely need to have the About Us factor. What you need to do, however, is to tailor it in such a way that the customer understands what you've done, why you've done it and how you can help them. You can still strut your stuff, just make sure you're doing it with your customer in mind.
That alone will change the way you write it and present it. It will make the difference between it being read or being ignored.
If You Don't Have Testimonials, You're Missing Something. It's brief, underestimated and really powerful. Remember, people are looking at your business from a monitor! They don't know if you're reliable, smart or just a dork. Obviously clues within the site will indicate these things, but why not go for the kill.
Why not get yourself a testimonial and completely rid them of that niggling doubt? It's pretty nasty if you don't have testimonials but totally unpardonable if you don't go out and get them!
When you do a great job and the customer says, 'Great work!', ask for a testimonial there and then. It's the best time and customers tend to gush more than 6 months down the line, when they can't even remember what you did!
A Word Called Discipline. No one said this was going to be easy. Having to update your website, sending out helpful e-mails, and keeping in touch is going to take time and effort. You will need to read more, so you learn more. Then you will have to write. And write reasonably well. You can do it yourself or get a freelancer to do it, but do it you must. Marketing your business must take precedence over everything else.
When times are good, we tend to slacken on the marketing. If you disclipine yourself to read one book on your subject and write at least one article a week, you are now starting to build up content. It can be done. And as Nike says, 'Just Do It'. It's the only way.
What you will need. 1) A totally updateable website. You should never have to learn html or a html coding program. Your website should be such that you can update both pictures and text from a cyber cafe while vacationing in the Bahamas!
2) At least 6 articles that can help your customer. That's a good start, but invariably you will have to write more and post them on your website and/or e-mail them to your customers. If you can't do it yourself, write down the points and get someone else to do it for you. But do it!
3) Minimal, fast loading graphics. If you have no time, neither does anyone else. Make sure your website is as lightning quick as possible. Check it out either by cleaning out your cache or by checking it out from different computers. If it's not screaming fast, you have a problem on your hands.
4) A credibility section. Get your portfolio out there with the customer in mind. And get those testimonials!
5) Iron discipline.
It's your business. If you don't do it, no one will.
There are many types of writing you can do, besides writing a book. A friend of mine sent me this in an email about cartoonist John Wagner. He is the creator of the cartoon character "Maxine". I find that being a cartoonist allows you enjoy the best of two careers: writer and artist. I can definitely relate to what "Maxine" says and I think that is what has made her so popular. "Laughter is the best medicine". I believe it is our goal, no matter what writing career we have or what type of writing we do, to connect to the outside world through our work.
John Wagner, Hallmark artist since 1970, says Maxine was inspired by his mother, his maiden aunts and his grandmother, the woman who bought him art lessons when 'fill in the pumpkins' was about the extent of his art classes at St. John's Catholic School in Leonia N.J. John remembers doodling as a preschooler and says both his grandmother and his mother encouraged his artistic interests. He eventually attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and landed at Hallmark as part of a new artists group. But it was the birth of the humorous Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) in 1986 that added a new dimension to John's professional life. The Shoebox way of seeing the world unleashed his talents and he created Maxine.
'Cartoonists are sensitive to the insanities of the world; we just try to humanize them,' John says. 'If Maxine can get a laugh out of someone who feels lonely or someone who is getting older and hates the thought of another birthday, or if she can make someone! chuckle about stressful interpersonal relationships, then I'm happy. Putting a smile on someone's face is what it's all about.'
Those smiles have led to Maxine's becoming a bit of a celebrity. She (and John) have been the subject of media stories, including People, USA Today, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, and Las Vegas Journal-Review, and they have been included in a major Associated Press story. Collector and trade publications have reported fans nationwide are collecting Maxine items. Letters from consumers and fans to John and Maxine reveal a very personal connection to Maxine. Many people say they are just like her.
Why the name 'Maxine'? 'People at Shoebox started referring to the character as 'John Wagner's old lady,' and I knew that would get me into trouble with my wife,' John says. The Shoebox team had a contest among themselves to name the character and three of the approximately 30 entries suggested 'Maxine'. John says the name is perfect. John, who says he's humbled by such acceptance of Maxine, admits he's proud of her.
What other types of writing do you find interesting or think you might be interesting in doing?
I am going to start posting more of my written works. I appreciate your feedback and I am open to any constructive criticism you want to give.
The Crying Soul
My crying soul is full of pain For you have done it once again Called yourself my friend Then left me, just the same Telling me you loved me Yet your actions said contrary I fell for your words of caring How was I to know that you would betray me? This was not the way to treat your soul mate For you acted in such haste Standing alone, with my heart broken up I try to determine where to start Trying to understand the why What about the castles in the sky? The person who had the most to give Was the one you chose to set free
Michelle Thompson is building a career in both non-fiction and fiction writing. She's blogged for several years, and has previously written for arts, hobby and blogging themed magazines and websites. Her current work involves writing for some group blogs, pursuing a Second Life, and freelancing for some Second Life magazines. In fiction, Michelle is currently working on her second and third novels. Please visit her website Juiced On Writing.
Being a writer is not for the faint of heart. As I read blogs/websites of published writers/aspiring writers and their ups and downs, I find this to be true. I really had no idea of all that is involved to make a career as a writer. At times I question myself if I am up for this challenge. I want to say I am, that is why I started blogging, to get exposed to the process and to learn about the writing craft.
I was touched the other day when I read a post by Rebecca Woodhead, of From Brain To Bookshelf. Rebecca writes: "The last few years have been intolerably hard for many reasons and it has been a real work of determination to get these books written. There have been times when we've gone without food or without warmth so that we could afford the electricity for me to get words on a screen or the ink to get words on paper." I was impressed by her committment and drive to pursue her passion of writing and goal of getting published. She made sacrifices in hopes that it will all pay off in the long run.
What problems and/or sacrifices have you faced as a writer?
"The mind is an amazing thing...and it will take you wherever you want it to go with a little imagination and creativity". - Dr. Lisa Ortigara Crego
Dr. Lisa Ortigara Crego is an Addiction Psychologist/Clinical Psychotherapist/ Professor and a dear friend of mine. She wrote a post on "Finding Serenity" and one's ability to self-hypnotize and meditate. According to her, your mind can go wherever you want it to and you can "visualize" where you want to be in the future. She also says that "...hypnosis is the training of your mind. To be able to get to a relaxed state and redirect your thinking". The key is to find a place in your mind that gives you serenity, "a place that is peaceful and safe".
Just the sound of the word "serenity" is soothing to me. As a writer, my mind works best when I am at peace with myself and my surroundings. However, I do not live in a bubble and life happens. I am looking for a way to find a place within myself that gives me serenity, without the interference of outside forces. I know that for me this is a key element in my ability to write freely, allowing my imagination and creativity to soar, and not letting anyone or anything get in the way. (Including myself)
Sean D'Souza regularly writes for the NZ Herald, NZ Business and other local and international magazines. He has appeared on TV and Radio worldwide. His websites are http://www.psychotactics.com http://www.5000bc.com He is the author of several books including the very highly rated book called "THE BRAIN AUDIT".
I know I am not alone in getting writer's block. This happens to the best of us, at one time or another. Your mind is not coming up with anything to write about, or you have something to write about, but can't find a way to start writing it. It has helped me to go to Starbucks or the library to get out of this "block".
I subscribe to Sean D'Souza's newsletter and I find his articles very enlightening. He analyzes the reasons for things and gives you a different perspective as to why things are the way they are. He wrote the article below and offers an article writing course as well.
Why We Get Writer's Block (And How To Overcome It)
You know the feeling of getting stuck, don't you?
You set out to write something: Maybe an email, maybe an article.
And you sit there at the computer completely disgusted. Because no matter how much you try, and whatever you write, the words just don't seem to flow.
============================== So why don't the words flow? ============================== To understand what causes a block, you have to understand what's happening in your brain.
Let's start with what the brain does best.
The brain recognizes problems. And overcomes them.
So if I were to put a chair in your way, your brain would know exactly what to do. It would either remove the chair, so you could move forward--or it would go around the chair.
And no matter how many types of chairs it sees in future, your brain will know exactly what it needs to do to overcome the problem.
But what if there were no chair?
============================== What if there were an eight-hundred pound gorilla sitting in the way, instead? ============================== Suddenly your brain doesn't know what to do. So it panics. You either run. Or you freeze in your tracks. In effect, the brain retreats or shuts down.
This shut down mode, is 'Writer's Block.'
And the block goes beyond writers. It affects composers; artists; actors; sports stars. And of course, you and I.
To avoid this shut-down, we have fire-drills.
=============================== Yes, you read right--fire-drills... =============================== The reason why you had a fire-drill in school or at an office, isn't because the organisation likes making you run out of the building, and onto the street.
The biggest reason for fire-drills is to know what to do in an emergency. Because contrary to what you may believe, people don't actually panic in an emergency. They sit there, transfixed, as if in a bad dream.
And when you have an emergency: When you have to write a report, or a presentation, or an article, your brain panics. It freezes.
Suddenly it has an 800-pound assignment in the way. And it has no memory of any fire-drill.
The brain goes into panic mode. It scans memory bank after memory bank for a memory of success.
=============================== On the contrary, it finds failure after failure =============================== Writer's block after Writer's block.
And so the failure perpetuates itself--and you run into yet another writer's block.
=============================== Then of course, you believe that you have no ability to write ===============================
That others were born to write. And that you're just not a writer.
You believe that others are more talented than you.
=============================== But do you understand what the so-called 'talented' people are doing? =============================== They have a memory of success. And it's not random success. It's the success that's a direct result of having:
1) Structure 2) A mentor 3) Memory banks filled with success.
You see, when they were learning a skill, these um, 'talented' people had a mentor; a teacher; someone looking over their shoulder. Someone who not only takes them through the fire-drill, but helps them if they make the wrong move.
And this gives the 'talented' person, a memory of success. The more the success-drill is repeated, the more it get ingrained.
============================= And then a real fire breaks out... ============================= You have to write a page for your website. You have to write an article. You have to write a 10-page report.
And if you've been through the drill, you not only have access to the mentor, but you also have the structure, and the success-drill deeply ingrained.
=================================== This 'success-drill' memory becomes the dominant memory =================================== This success-drill memory is why you learned to walk. Why you learned to talk. Why you learned to balance on a bike.
You definitely needed:
1) Structure 2) A mentor 3) Memory banks filled with success.
So yes, if you're sick and tired of running into Writer's Blocks. If you want to learn to write just like I have, then please stop believing in this nonsense called 'talent'.
Trust me to show you how you too can write--and become the expert in your field. The expert that writes not just great newsletters and articles, but is able to write books or just about anything.