Authors And Writers E-mails

One of the keys that good authors and writers realize is not to overwhelm their followers with e-mails. I know authors are creative by nature and I love hearing about their latest work but please don’t overwhelm people. Then again all of us have the right to follow as many authors as we choose. For me a couple or so a week is fine. Please don’t be like someone recently that was sending me 3 to 4 a day! Of course I put a stop to them!

In this day of all of this so-called modern technology the old adage,” less is more” needs to be used more often. By doing that you will create someone who truly enjoys your work which could lead to a purchase of what you have written. Isn’t that the purpose anyway?

Birthdays of Lost Loved Ones

Today would have been my dad’s 85 birthday and I miss him so much! He’s been gone for over a decade now but that doesn’t make this day any easier. Sure through the years, you get all those words of ” wisdom” that tell you that it will get better over time. It doesn’t and frankly as you age missing them can become more difficult in which to deal with. The fundamental reason for that is because you personally start facing the same issues your parents did! In a strange way, those lessons he taught me decades ago have gotten me through the most difficult time in my life!

Writers Find Your Lane………..

While driving down the road there are lanes in which you are to stay. I think most people at least try to do that.

Then there are people who have a passion for writing and often they have no idea what lane of writing they are in and don’t care to find out! Then they wonder why they don’t get more attention?

The success of any restaurant franchised company is the fact that when you walk into one of their locations you pretty much know what to expect. The same should be true with your writing. You do not go to a McDonald’s for a fine steak or to a 5-star restaurant for a hamburger.

So as a writer you need to decide which lane is best for you and stick to it regardless. Otherwise, you will be a Mcdonald’s that is trying to sell fine steak!

Writing and Life

For those of us who love to write it gets really frustrating when life events get in the way. The reality of life is that they do and that will never change. Of course, that also gives as writer a plethora of new subject matter. What people around us fail to see is that they are all subject to being part of your writing! You learn to change names ( and protect the innocent) with phrasing. I do find it rather amusing that many people think that something I wrote was about them and in reality, it had nothing to do with them at all. For me, it’s a combination of people and events that lead me to write about something. The thing is I never know when these inspirations or events will trigger something and neither do those around me!

A Writers Reality

For those of us who love to write there are certain realities in which you learn comes with the territory.

1.) There is no instant gratification.

2.) You never know if your writing will cause someone to think or not?

3.) There are people who are not going to agree with you.

4) My favorite one is when people think I am writing about them personally. That is really rare but that’s not say I don’t take inspiration from those who come into my life. ( or have in the past)

Writers Need Self Monitoring

Writing and blogging friends I do have a question? How often do look back and think ” Why did I write that?” If you haven’t you need to because we have written stuff that is so out of the context to what we want to want to convey. There are 2 basic causes for this and the first f-a-t-i-q-u-e is the most common and the second was overwhelming emotions. If you haven’t you will it’s just a matter of time!

So what is the solution when these things happen? You simply remove what you had written or posted and move on because everyone does dumb stuff!