I tried to post yesterday, but me and my technology were not seeing eye to eye. Of course, technology won. My apologies for being late.
If you could see me right now, you would see me rubbing my hands together with a scheming, glistening-sparkle in my hazel eyes.
I asked you in my last blog to write down in detail what it means for you to write. I wanted you to get specific! How did that go? Did you get any personal clarity for your reasoning behind that desire of yours to write?
For me, the number one reason I write is, because I love telling a good story, and I want to bring entertainment for those who enjoy reading a good story. The idea of readers holding on to my books and cracking up over a character and something they did or said, or crying during a sad scenario that hit them out of the blue--is priceless to me. I want to take readers on a journey to places they have never been before.
The hidden secret for my drive to write stories ... Ultimately, I want to have acres of land with my very own homestead with cows, chickens, goats or whatever else kind of animals, a huge garden, and all the time in the world to hide somewhere in my oasis to write as freely as I want. My very own paradise. My eyes are hazed over with the mirage as I sit in my living-room as we speak. Oh yes ... book tours, traveling, more things visited, more things to write about!
Dreams are just plans you haven't started yet. You're the only one that can make those dreams come true.
Yes, I know it's not Thursday, however, I am stuck at home on yet another snow-day, and I figured I should utilize my time wisely.
In my last blog I mentioned that I would like to share ideas for writing (if writing a story or book has been a life long passion or dream of yours that is). So, let's get down to it.
FYI: If you're wanting in-depth details I recommend going on to Amazon and grabbing yourself a copy of: Build, Write, Launch at https://tinyurl.com/buildwritelaunch
To get started I will give you some brief pointers to light that spark and hopefully get you writing. First step, I want you to grab a piece of paper and really contemplate why your little heart desires writing a book. What is it for you?
Back to that piece of paper you grabbed.
I want you to take 20 minutes and write about the reasons you want to write a book. Really contemplate that reason and don't lie to yourself. You're not being tested on this, but in the long run having an honest and clear picture will give you clarity and direction on where you are going with your words.
If you are really serious about writing, I urge you to get my new book Build, Write, Launch and use all of the resources around you. Writing has a glorious aura around it, but actually sitting down, writing all the words and then the what's and how's after and in-between can be daunting. You're not alone!
Once you have discovered your purpose to writing a book, the next step is figuring out what you're going to be writing about.
Stay tuned for more tips. Next time we will discuss characters and how to figure out their self-concept.
Thanks for reading!
Author RJ Heaton
Writing leads to so many endless possibilities. Let's see what worlds we can build today.