For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box
There are so many wonderful reasons to find the time to write. You wonder why I say find the time to write? You have to really enjoy writing at the very onset of doing your craft. It should not be seen as a chore or a bore, much more of a passion, mission or a calling. *Write as self-therapy; read your thoughts on paper and you judge what needs to be mended, ended or expand upon the good things! Be prepared to enjoy your writing mainly for your own self-satisfaction. Make the time to write because it is making time for you to spend time in your own thoughts and to have a conversation between your higher self and your ability to speak clearly to yourself and maybe to an audience of readers is that’s what you choose to do with your content. ~ Because the hard, cold reality is that unless enough people, companies and freebies have been given out, not free to you the writer, free for the entities that want and need the freebies, writers’ get exploited a lot- writers that aimlessly crave the recognition. At least that’s part of the many lies that I was told about being a writer. To that I say: NONSENSE! ~
* If you write well, believe me, people will find you and they will follow you and they will contact you. Never let anyone tell you that you need to give your sweat, time and energy away to serve them-FREE OF CHARGE. That is one of the biggest writing misnomers of writing and writers to date.
Do not enlist the opinion of family or so-called friends, writing is something that your intimate circle of friends do not understand. I don’t exactely know the answer to that- all that I really can add is that it is rare to see a writer that has a supportive and understanding mate, family or friends. They find more benefit in discouraging you as a writer than encouraging you as a person. So sorry to relay this sad news to you, but if you want to be a good writer, you need to have some very tough skin, especially if you want to earn a living doing what brings you the most passion.
*There are so many production companies, and other writers in the entertainment and advertising industries that will plagiarize UNKNOWN writers for illegal profit. They go around the Internet, Twitter and anywhere that they can find something unique or catchy and unless and until you have a trademark or a copyright on everything, they will plagiarize your work and add your creative passages, phrases and words to their products, movie scripts and add themselves as the owners. There are so many industries that do this, I won’t have the time or the space on this forum to name them all. You would think that a publicist would not do this- but think again, they are combing the Internet to exploit free written text created by wonderful, outstanding, talented, unprotected, unpaid freelance writers posting their hearts out on their pay-by-the-month blogs- to gain exposure. Unfortunately, blogs usually only catch the wrong kind of businesses, corporations or multinational companies to plagiarize your content.
Pay no credence or attention to publicists that will ask you in a condescending way to write for them, FREE-OF-CHARGE. They begin by playing on your emotions, telling you that they will give you the opportunity to exposure your writing style and your name on their site. NONSENSE. If a publicist, a marketer or an online company for-profit is asking you to write for them, then recognize that they are using your writing skill, talent and acumen to earn money and they don’t want to share in the profit with you-the writer that is making them money and bringing them a following by you presenting your best writing and donating your time. NONSENSE, let them pay someone to write for them, if it’s not you, they will have to pay someone at some point. OH, and the writers that they do have, a lot of time, they surf the Internet for blogs of the unsuspecting public, again, plagiarizing good content- probably something that an unpaid writer wrote on a blog that the writer had to pay to have online. They advise writers to pay for a domain, pay for monthly hosting, all to get exposure, who is getting the exposure, the companies and marketers searching the Internet for FREEBIES to advertise, to plagiarize content that unpaid writers have posted on their pay-by-the-month blogs that writes are encouraged to buy- to gain writing exposure.
** Participate in and enjoy writing on forums that offer exposure on a grander scale than you and me can provide for ourselves.
*Writing is fast, easy and timeless to say the least, as soon as you get all of the hoodlums, liars, opportunists, plagiarism and writer-exploitors our of your way, you will find the time to write-even if only done for yourself- DO IT!
*One of the very first basics, of course, learn how to type. Be at least a proficient typist, that way the flow of your words does not get obstructed in the process of clerical missteps that can be easily addressed.
*Get a comfortable place to work, create, have good airflow in the room. Sometimes just making your climate a few degrees warmer or cooler can have such an impact on your comfort, which again, effects your writing flow.
*Be willing to step away from your work, give yourself 15 minute breaks after you have finished a few paragraphs, or sometimes you can actually write a few pages in 15 minutes. To all would-be writers, you can write, I suggest writing for yourself first, show nobody, then publish on a site such as “Ezine Articles “and see where your writing desire takes you. Come out of the clouds of lies told to you by people wanting to earn money and to monetize themselves at the expense of a freelance writer.
**There are many ways that the Universe will reward your writing habit and prowess. Think of the self-healing, purging of your thoughts, getting those negative or outdated thoughts out of your thought vibration. That is a great form of therapy-is you ask me. The Universe will bring you fond followers and faithful writing friends and of course, you may learn of opportunities for writing than can expand your scope of places to write and subjects to entertain writing, researching and gleaning from your experience. ~ Place a value on yourself, which extends to your written text, and the Universe will show you the same respect and you will reap abundance in the end.**
**I enjoy learning from you and from others offering me knowledge continuously!
About Lorie Ann Jermoune
Freelance Writer of Inspirational Articles, Motivational Speaker and Writer of catchy, trending, poetic- Advertising and more! You pick the venue and I will poetically write it for you!***You can reach me via U.S. mail in Orlando, Florida.~ Writing is my hearts desire to reach others and teach, share, learn, motivate, or engage my readers in an original, poetic, whimsical or informative discipline. Please follow me on my personal website, or on Twitter. Namaste, @lorieannjermoun http://lorieannj.com/poetry-by-lorie-ann-j/