Writing Hack #4. Just Write It!
Now that you are journaling, the next step is to write for other readers. One easy and quick way to do this is to blog. Setting up a blog is fairly simple and quick. Just go to WordPress.com or Google to find a free blog platform. Sign up for an account and start blogging—weekly, bi-weekly, or daily.
Find a subject that you know a lot about, want to learn more, and that you are passionate about. Write about 500 words or more for each blog. Add some images to the blog. If you do not want to set up your own blog, do a search on your subject material and find a few websites in that area. Write them on their contact page and volunteer to be a guest blogger, and request their blogging guidelines. Websites always need new content and are open to those who want to write for them.
Before you publish your blog, run spell check, and also do a self-edit. Let the blog sit a day or two after you have written it and read over it to do a self-edit. You may use my 10 DIY TIPS for a Smoothly Written Ride. These self-editing tips are GOLDEN. They took me years to learn and discover and now you can learn them in an afternoon.
Once you gave the blog a good edit, you can publish it. Congratulations, you are a published author!
Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!
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