Hello and welcome aboard. This site will be the home for my venture into finally treating writing and publishing seriously. In my much younger days, I was making slow but steady progress doing freelance writing. I managed to get myself published (and even paid) in a few publications. Then I made a rather serious mistake.
Feed Your Passion Not Your NaySayers
I allowed someone else, my mother, in fact, to shatter the fragile confidence I’d been developing. My mother was an avid reader. You’d think she would be a person who valued writers and their art. She brushed aside my efforts to pursue writing as just ‘pie in the sky’. Even publication in a national newspaper failed to weaken that attitude.
Now, I can spend my life blaming her, or I can point to the real culprit for me not pursuing writing. That would be ME.
As I’ve grown older, I have learned to let others opinions of what I do matter less and less. I’ve learned to filter out constructive from destructive. I needed to develop that skill. So, the time I’ve taken to finally follow my desire is not really lost time. Or so I tell myself 🙂
So, Why This Site?
This site will be my home base for learning and doing the craft of writing and publishing. I will share with you, my valued visitor, resources and learn as I acquire it. You may be a person who is wanting to read what I write or a person also pursuing the craft of writing. It is my hope you will both feel at home here.
You may be a person who is wanting to read what I write or a person also pursuing the craft of writing. It is my hope you will both feel at home here.
What Genre Will I Be Writing In?
Some people have a clear passion for a particular topic and the drive to pursue it beyond all others. Me.. I have a passion for expanding my knowledge and learning about an array of topics in this vast world.
Does that make me the master of none? Yes, but I don’t have to be a master in order to share with my readers what I know. I just need to care about the topic. I won’t be writing about anything I don’t actually care about learning.
What Else Will You Find On This Site?
The absolute joy of the internet is the unending storehouse of knowledge in contains. As I continue to explore the storehouse, I will share here the jewels I find about the craft of writing, publishing and even marketing of writing.
Writing produces books and reports. My own and others. So, yes, I will be promoting books, reports, writing tools and even courses I believe you could find of value.
I did say promoting, as in I will make a buck or two off of those materials where applicable. You can’t survive on free and neither can I.
Will I promote just for the sake of making a buck? NO, I will do so because I believe it will bring value or enjoyment to you. As a visitor to this site, you are valued and respected. I wish to earn your respect more than just make a buck.
Some of the links on this page may be part of affiliate programs. That means when you click on them and purchase the service from the vendor, I’ll make some money. Thank you for your support.