Nothing is more irritating than the teasing promises made by marketers who then go on to upsell a second /third/fourth piece of magic information that you must have to achieve that five/six/ten figure income.
Yeah. Right. But sadly that's not how it works.
It works like Christmas. The secret lies in the loving--loving what you do--and the believing--believing you can do it.
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The most appealing writing conveys a message, comes from the heart. It speaks to the reader and fills a need.
Think about the writers you love. Ask yourself why they appeal.
Then forget the pie in the sky dream of a six figure income. Just write for the love of it.
Belated ThanksI have had a wonderful year thanks to the kindness and support of everyone here and in my other writing communities. I have read so many wonderful books and short stories, won awards and even wonderful gifts in blog give aways.
Here at last is the long promised summer photo of my dearest Woody bookworm with two of his favorite mystery reads. .
|Woody the bookworm with two Jill Paterson mystery novels|
He loves reading real books but, as you can see from the rolling eyes, is not so good at having his photo taken.
The Celtic Dagger and Murder on the Rocks introduced me to a new Australian detective series. So many thanks to Jill for providing me with the new stories--another blog win--wow!--, new settings, and a new sleuth to keep looking out for..
Season's GreetingsWishing us all the happiest and healthiest of New Years and may our writing dreams come true.
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Anne Duguid is a senior content editor with MuseItUp Publishing and her New Year's Resolution is to blog with helpful writing,editing and publishing tips at Slow and Steady Writers far more regularly than she managed in 2011.
Missing in action with a broken arm and worse, broken internet when trees felled the line in the November storms, she's hoping to do better in 2013.