You have a story. Everyone does. You’ve likely told your story more than once, sometimes in bits and pieces, sometimes the whole thing. The thought has even crossed your mind, I should write a book. But then the distractions of daily life press in on you. Thoughts of self-doubt bombard your mind.
Add to that not really knowing how to even start writing, and your project is on hold. Without changing up something in this equation, your story (book, web content, project) is doomed to never being a reality.
One of my favorite writers is Maya Angelou. In her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she made this profound statement that is so very true:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Writing your story is not so much different than telling it aloud. You need the right combination to unlock your story into the power of written words. There is nothing magical about writing. Good writing practices are doable by all, and include:
- Targets and goals
If that list sounds daunting to you, take heart! Writing also pays back to the writer in huge rewards. How? Here are just a few benefits to writing:
- Satisfaction of making your story available to others
- Realization that you, indeed, CAN write your story
- Overcome self-doubts and fears
- New doors of opportunity swing open for you
- See people’s lives touched and transformed by your story
Obviously, you’re reading this blog post, so I believe you have an interest in writing at some level, for some purpose. That’s why I am here. I help people get their story or their message out. Out? Yes, out of the heart, out of the silence, out into written words, out into the eyes and ears of others.
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Improve Your Writing Skills And Write Your Story
My blog has you and your writing at heart. The purpose of this blog is simple: I want to help you become a writer (if it is new and strange to you) and to help you improve your writing if you are already doing so. I’ll be sharing writing tips that I have learned in my 10+ years of writing and self-publishing experience.
Some of these tips are quite different from what you will find in other places on the web. In addition to the mechanics of writing–grammar, punctuation, style, etc.–I am sharing different information about deeper elements of writing well.
You will also find creative challenges and exercises to help stir up both your writing and your story. These are simple and fun exercises that can do at least 5 things to improve your writing skills (The list is vastly longer than just these listed here!):
- Free your caged internal writer to express clearly
- Silence your internal editor
- Learn correct usage of those “tricky” words and punctuation marks, etc.
- Face and embrace your story or message
- Overcome your internal nay-sayer and excuse-maker
Writing Services Fully Customized To Your Needs
In addition to all the information available on my blog, you have the opportunity to get my one-on-one help with your project. Whether that project is large or small, my services come together in a unique combination to best meet your specific writing needs.
I offer a line-up of writing services designed to take your project from the barest beginning to the finished product you desire. My services meet your writing needs by providing the following:
- FREE initial phone consultation about how I can help with your project
- Pre-read and evaluation of your project in its current condition
- Consultations to take your project forward
- Coaching that covers everything from initial concept to completion
- Editing (various degrees of intensity)
- Assistance with online marketing of your story or message
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~ Louis L’Amour
To sum it up, there is a lot we can do together to both improve your writing skills and help you write your story. Whether this involves a book, web pages, blog posts, memoirs (long or short)–whatever it is, I can help you bring that to life. Click here to check out my writing services options in more detail.
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