Got fast writing pen?
Got paper, notebook, computer, laptop? Don't forget clock timer, your cell phone will do.
Got place to sit and write?
Cozy cafe', secluded retreat in Taos, cheap motel room with no view are a few suggestions, but even a hall closet reserved for your writing stuff will do just fine. So long as you can sit uninterrupted to do your writing thing, you're in business.
When writing, be it blog entry, book chapter, free ezine article, or even an obscure marketing survey aimed at discovering the health benefits of kiwi, kale or Kellogg's K, be certain to remember who it is you are writing for.
As Telly Sevalas's character, Kojak, might say, who's your audience, baby?
Remember that. Then, aim for the bulls eye.
Most days, I write for widows. I am a widow. I know what it is like to go through the grief process, and come out the other side. When I sit down to write a blog entry for Griefcase, I gear my words to women and men who just buried a loved one.
When I write a blog entry for BookOrBust, I must switch gears. I know the hard work involved in writing a book and the discipline, research, focus, time and expense it takes to do that job.
Hopefully, I hit the mark.
So, what are you waiting for?
Get out that pen, plug in that laptop, recharge your cellphone battery, and write something.
Go ahead, I dare you.
Linda Della Donna
Author of "A Gift of Love, A Widow's Memoir"
Join an online writing group in your genre'. If you write children's books, join a children's writers' group. And don't just lurk. Join in the conversation. Ask questions. Offer a response when you believe you know the answer. Be courteous. Be polite. Be helpful. And, always remember to respect the rules of your online group.
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."--Ralph Waldo Emerson