Writers need help.
A while back, I asked writers what they needed help with most.
Writers’ challenges included:
- Website building: what goes onto a site to get traffic and sales?
- Lack of time;
- Lack of knowledge of the legal aspects of a writing career (taxes, etc);
- Getting readers;
- Lack of confidence (“how do I know whether or not my writing’s good?”/ “How do I get started?”) – this is a huge topic;
- Time management – “I’m scared I’ll miss a deadline”;
- Managing time again: combining a full-time day job with a writing career;
- Getting out of the low-pay rut;
- Generating more leads from your website (as above, how do you get more traffic and sales?);
- Marketing per se: how to target the right audience for your skills/ how to position yourself for a specific market;
- Ebook concerns: fonts, formatting, preventing piracy;
- Finding topics to write about – which topics sell?
- Estimating how much to charge for projects;
- Writing query letters (this is a form of lack of confidence, in a way. Editors don’t care what you say, as long as your topic/ slant appeals to readers);
- How to create a marketing plan and follow it;
- Making more money! 🙂
- How to juggle assignments and projects so that everything gets done – focusing;
- Managing technology in general – setting up Twitter, Facebook profiles, and other social media, publishing ebooks to Amazon, creating videos and podcasts;
- Making money as a beginning writer;
- Writing faster – getting more done;
- How to approach top-tier markets;
- Writing nonfiction AND fiction, since fiction sells so well on Amazon;
- Finishing what you start;
- Creating a daily To Do list which motivates, rather than overwhelming you…
Lots of challenges. Luckily…
Every challenge has a solution
Yes, every challenge you face has a solution. Then you need help with implementing that solution, which can bring up other challenges.
As I said on this page:
The easiest solution by far, whatever your challenge, is coaching. The right coach can inspire you, and can create step by step programs for you so that you achieve your goals.
Everyone has a coach these days: business people, athletes… There are wellness coaches to improve your health and life coaches to improve your life.
Of course there are writing coaches too.
So, what are your challenges, and more importantly, what are your goals? Your goals are key.
Focus on your goals, rather than challenges
Writing isn’t cut and dried. We all have challenges, and we can work through them, as long as we have goals we’re aiming toward.
I created our new 30 Days to Writing Success for you: the writer who sets a goal, and confidently meets any and all challenges and achieves his goal.
Let’s eliminate your challenges, and achieve your goals. In 30 days. Join us. 🙂
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