Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to
write. —Robert Penn Warren
As a child, when adults asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” if you answered, as I did, without a moment’s hesitation, “a writer,” another question would inevitably follow:
“What do you want to write about?”
In your earliest years, you would simply answer, “I don’t know. I just want to write”; or… you’d simply start writing—anything. For me, at age six, it was a monthly newsletter for my family—The Monthly Moon—which I pecked out on an Underwood typewriter that my father had refurbished for me.
I had a great curiosity to know as much as possible about everything. I also wanted to capture with a pen and paper everything I saw and felt. I was an avid reader and loved word games and crossword puzzles. I was “literally” in love with words. Often I used big words I didn’t understand; my family found this amusing and of course, I didn’t!
If you find yourself anywhere in this description, you know, you just know with every bone in your body, with your whole heart and soul, that more than anything else in the world, your passion is to write and become a professional writer.
If you want to start to publish your work, or if you are already a published writer and wish to improve your skills or try new types and styles of writing, I would like to congratulate you for choosing to work with an expert.
How do I know I’m an expert? Because I’ve made every mistake in the book and often paid the price! And... writing is my business. I made it my goal to become an expert so people would feel they get value when they come to me for help.
At some point along the way, I’ve done it all: news and feature articles, press releases, academic theses on every topic imaginable, books, novels, ad copy, newspaper reviews, poems… and although I still consider myself a student because I’m always learning new techniques myself, I’m also a veteran. I’ve learned a great deal over the past 40+ years, and I’m eager to pass on that knowledge and experience to you.
Say yes to every opportunity and let life’s circumstances do the rest. You may not believe it, but I can tell you from my own experience that there is a direct correlation between writing ad copy and writing a poem.
What in the world would these two types of writing have in common, especially when most people who read or see ads don’t read poetry—and most people who appreciate poetry usually consider advertising an inferior or commercial form of writing?
The goal of every work we write is 1) to communicate, 2) to give the reader an experience, and 3) to express ourselves.
• We write to communicate, or deliver a message.
• We develop written material in order to give the reader an experience, even if it’s only a rush of excitement about trying a new laundry detergent.
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