Requirements of Today’s Writer

The requirements of a writer of books are no longer the same today.

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The requirements of a writer of books are no longer the same. The requirement of good writing and writing for our audience has not changed.

BUT

a time consuming change is here. The change is we must be part of marketing our own material. Even big name writers experience the change of self promotion.

Last week I designed a promo, ( I have others floating around out on social media too!)

A Hurting Heart Package 1,

The details are found at the link below.

 

The Details

If you are willing, hop on over to the comment section of this post and share a few of your promo ideas. 

Nancy,

The Life Time Writer

The world of writing, design and creativity

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The life of  writing and designing wrapped in creativity may bring joy to our life. Others times we may find it is a struggle. Yet, we continue to write with joy, in the middle of life’s struggles and day to day living.

I finally finished a short little PDF book, “Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders.”  My plan was to write and publish quickly. Instead my plan changed and the final book required more time than I planned.

BUT

It is now finished and available to the public. Check out my about page for book details. “Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders is available as a gift, when you purchase, A Hurting Heart.”

I am in the middle of a long term goal called, “Relationships of the Heart Boot Camp for Leaders.” On the inside where the planning and writing is happening, it is requiring me to use many different styles of writing.

At the center of the planning, (this keeps the writing focused) is the Relationships of the Heart Conference/Workshop material. If you are reading this don’t tune me out and think, “this is not writing, Nancy is talking about a conference and workshop.”

This is where the thinking is wrong. For me there is more hours than I can count in the area of writing a conference/workshop. Edits, more edits, questions, cultural understanding, pilot programs, more edits rewrites and a cup running over with patience!

FINALLY

an entire package of writing from the conference/workshop is in the works for material for DVD’s, CD’s, videos and more.

Today’s world of writing is changed. From non-fiction, to fiction. From eBooks, paperbacks, audio books, and pdf’s, to various shapes and sizes.

The world of writing is changed forever.

To my friends and writers who struggle with a specific style and type of writing, maybe it is time to try a different style.

It is possible non-fiction is more your style and you are hammering away at fiction. It is possible fiction is more your style and you are hammering away at fiction. I am not saying to give up when writing becomes difficult. Instead I am saying, it is ok to try another style.

The next chapter of my writing in it’s beginning stages is memoir writing. Stay tuned for future posts. I will place the words (Memoir) at the end of each post title to assist people to quickly find the posts on my memoir topic.

Be sure to place your email address in the follow blog by email bar. It will assist you to not miss a post.

Share your thoughts in the comment section. Let me know your favorite personal style of writing, and your least favorite. Let’s learn from one another.

Until I return,

Nancy

 

 

 

 

 

When Our Heart is Ripped to Shreds

Only a may understand the words this may rip my to shreds..

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Reading is for Writers and Others Too

Reading is for readers and for others too. Not only is it possible for reading to be enjoyable, but reading will increase our creativity and assist us to understand worldviews outside of our own.

Below is a partial list of my 2017 summer reading.

Nancy’s bookshelf: currently-reading

Settle for More
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Flight Patterns
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and Now, The Memoir

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It is 10:15 p.m. on a Thursday evening. For the last week my blog would surface in my mind at odd times in my day.  In the middle of editing my course I begin to think about what I will write for the Life Time Writer.

I walk to the mailbox, and I begin to write a post in my head.

I wake up in the morning…well…you have the idea. It is time to write this post!

It is 10:15 p.m and all of “other” writing is off my desk. I am sitting before my screen signed in to the Life Time Writer page. Much has happened since my last post.

The Relationship Conference is growing as we set up conferences in 3 locations in the USA and a 4th as a global conference.

This journey began with writing. Writing 3 sentences on a page, that became 3 topics for a conference. All writing…

An online course flowed out from the 3 sentences on a page.

A book focused on community, is partially written and flowing out of the 3 sentences on a page.

AND FINALLY…the memoir is in the beginning stages.

As a life time writer my life has had moments of pain, struggles and hardships. Yet, there is always a rainbow waiting for me on the other side.

As I write this post I am reminded that this writing story of mine, is the beauty that unexpectedly arrives in the middle of life and my writing.

Words for my readers; Don’t forget to look for the joy in life. Look for the beauty and enjoy the writing journey.

Be determined to become a life time writer. The world is waiting for you and your words.

 

Write, Write, Write, and More Writing

Writing in different styles is a challenge.

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Lately I describe my life using one word. Write, write, write and write again. Have you ever experienced a time of stretching with your writing?

Currently my writing requires different styles of writing. Everything from writing short copy for marketing, to writing an online course, writing a blog post, and a book. I am finding because of the diversity of the style it requires me to have a discipline mind.

Do you ever struggle with writing in different styles? For me I am finding to break my writing projects into days. On the day I am working on the course I do not work on the book. The next day I work on the book.

Today’s world of writing is changed forever.  How about you do you have suggestions that may assist others in our changing world of writing. Go to the comment section and share with us.

Thanks in advance for joining us and sharing.

 

Nancy J.

The Life Time Writer

 

 

 

 

The Book is Calling Our Name

The struggle of writing requirements, overrides our desires.

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I begin my morning scanning through the files on my computer. I am looking for a folder with a list of characters for a fiction book.

I am unable to find the character sheet, but I locate the outlines for other books I am working on.

I scan the memoir, the community book, the outline for a future course and an idea sheet for writing topics.

I stop at the community book folder and long to open the file and work on this book today. It is calling my name. It is calling me, please spend time with me.

BUT

this is not to be.

Instead I close the file and move back into focusing on the online course I am writing and designing on the topic of a quiet heart.

Then…..after a few hours I will move back to the book writing that is calling my name.

Write on my friends, do what needs to be finished then move into the file that is calling your name.

Nancy