Your life is all you have… use it. Someone once said that if you’ve survived childhood, you have enough material for dozens of novels.
Take the advice in this post, Hard Lessons? Take Notes! |. The writer says of some unfortunate experiences:
“Little did I know I was actually in research mode, and many of those hard knocks and angst-filled moments would one day be recalled and purged onto the pages of a book to amuse others.”
Journal! Your life is your material
I’m always nagging you to journal, because your life is your material. Happiness, sadness, all the horrible and fun things which happen to you are yours to use.
As Bonnie Trachtenberg (wonderful writer) says in the above article — take notes. You’ll regret it if you don’t.
I have dozens of journals. Unfortunately, during some periods of my life I didn’t journal at all, and this makes me sad — and annoyed. What was I thinking?
As I get older, I appreciate the little things I wrote in my journals: the weather, what someone wore, a person I saw at a party, a funny thing someone said, what I overheard in a cafe, someone I sat next to on a plane, notes from a book I read…
Nothing you write is ever wasted.
That applies to your journals. Write something in your journal every day.
Years from now, a hurtful comment, or a compliment, may inspire you in ways you can’t foresee.
If you’re worried that someone may read your journal, password-protect it. Most journaling software lets you create a password. You can keep the more sensational aspects of your life away from prying eyes if you wish.
That said, if prying eyes worry you because you haven’t trained other members of your household not to read your writing unless they’re asked, you might want to do that. Most writers would rather take out their own appendix than allow anyone to read first draft material… 🙂
You Can Make MORE Money Writing Than You Can At Any Day Job
Tired of struggling? Here’s some inspiration for you… An ebook called “Fat Loss 4 Idiots” made 21 million dollars in 2009. Last year, Amanda Hocking wrote several short ebooks, and made 2 million dollars. Publishing has changed. You’re in charge, if you want to be.
Can you profitably write and sell ebooks? The self-publishing frenzy says that you can. However, you need to know what you’re doing, so that you’re as sure as you can be that your new ebook will SELL before you start writing it.
It took me five years of writing and selling information products before I stumbled over the formula I’ve been using ever since.
Now I’m sharing the formula with you. Once you start the right way, ensuring that you have readers who are ready and eager to BUY before you start writing, it’s easy to make sales.
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