I’ve been a part of of interesting discussions about writing over the years. I remember one on the Digital Point forum site. Many years ago that was intriguing, not so much because of the topic but because of the kerfuffle it generated.
I’m the writer, not the parrot!
The topic was whether people could find quality in paying writers a penny a word or less for articles, and if those writers were bringing down the rates for everyone else. You can understand the back and forth on the topic. In some countries, getting writing gigs for a penny a word can sound like paradise, whereas in countries like the United States it sounds insulting. Unfortunately, no matter how you look at it, the topic isn’t as cut and dry as one might believe. Continue reading Are Writers Taken For Granted?→
When I was originally asked the question about how much I write, I thought it was an odd question. My initial inclination was to say that I’m always writing, but that doesn’t actually address the merits of the question.
I do write a lot, but not all of it is what I’ll call creative writing, which encompasses writing my blogs, writing blogs for others, writing my articles for marketing and promotion purposes, working on my books, writing for webpages, sometimes writing before creating videos, etc. When I think about it though, most of it is. I thought I’d talk about it a little bit, just so y’all can see what I do with myself most of my days, and hopefully you’ll pick up a nugget or two. Continue reading How Much Do I Write?→
You don’t hear it talked about openly as much anymore, so I’ll ask first; how many of you are aware of a product called “private label rights“, aka PLR? In essence, these are articles that users can purchase in bulk numbers, usually anywhere from 5 to 100 or so articles for one price. Often only a certain number are sold so that the users know only so many of these articles will be going out to the masses, but when there are lots of articles sometimes more are sold than normal.
I don’t know a lot of people still creating this kind of content for others. I did it once many years ago, putting together 3 packages of articles on something that I’d never have published here. I didn’t sell any of them, so I used them elsewhere; after all, I did write them. Truthfully, the only person I know still putting them out on a regular basis is Alica Seba; she’s always had quality stuff. Continue reading Private Label Rights→
I once read a blog post that was supposed to be about leadership. It irked me so much that I had to write a blog post about it on my business blog refuting it. The topic was about whether it was better to be the best or even try to be the best, versus being unique when it came to getting business and leading others.
I’ve done a lot of writing over the course of my life. If we don’t count letters, I started writing screen plays in my preteens (Star Trek related stuff, with the names changed of course), then graduated to poetry in my teens. In college I wrote a journal for 3 1/2 years, and in my junior year I started composing music and writing lyrics.
contemplating writing style
From there I started trying to write stories… novels were in my mind. I wrote a few of them… but never finished one. Then I got into leadership positions in health care and started writing procedure training manuals, along with articles for medical billing organizations. Moved on to writing newsletters for my business and other magazines, joined a writing group at the library where we wrote short stories and talked about our novels, before I finally got into blogging. Continue reading Do You Have A Writing Style?→