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The most prolific writers write the way they speak. Easy, no fancy-wancy English teacher rules of topic sentences prefacing each paragraph — of an intro, say what you’re going to say, say it, say what you said. Simply write clearly, as you would say it.
I’m writing an ebook for a professional — “do you want to finish it in two weeks, three, four weeks, six, eight?” I was asked. It’s my writing in my voice — not too hard.
Writing or Helping to Write for an Expert
But what do we do when, a professional, an expert approaches us and asks us about writing an ebook with them. “With them.” See, they are the expert — they want the book in their voice. They’re the authority.
And how do I write prolifically as I speak in…… whose voice, theirs!! OMG.
Yes, yes it’s called ghostwriting. Many people can do it. But working one-on-one with an expert, I have not found it to work well. Too many fingers in ‘the paint pots” of the writing.
No, can’t do that — and be prolific. Or at least not for me.
Shortcut to Writing for Someone Else
But I’ve figured it out. Just do an Interview. I know easy-peasy. But really …. can you think of anything easier or faster? That way, it’s in the expert’s voice. No need to mess with it. Just do a little editing and polishing up of grammar and the way things look. Fast. It could be super fast.
That’s my bright idea for the evening. I’m sure I’m not the first person who’s ever thought of it.
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What Do You Stand For?
These days – instant notoriety and fame is possible. Just be a Thought Leader. Speak your mind. Share your expertise. ONLINE.
March 2013 – an experiment.
Followed a formula: one post a day on main social places of the day: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – and my Blog.
Before I knew it, I had followers – nice people. Sweethearts. They wanted to read what I had to say. Hire me for social marketing. Follow me. Learn how to write and blog from me. Consult with me – how to do ecommerce and sell online.
Share joys and tears – my father had passed on.
If a person is not ready – the good of the attention can be countered by the negative. And sometimes it’s not fun. I experience that too.
I stopped the online social experiment after about 3 months. That’s all it took to see – I really could get Followers without that much effort. I could have fans and people who loved me. And I could have Enemies just as fast – for silly reasons. I didn’t like that part.
Facebook Changed Algorithms
Then Facebook changed their algorithms. I stopped the online-social experiment, and came back a year later.
No one even knew I was there.
I didn’t come back full force. I was going to post once a week – not once a day. But no one saw me. I’d lost my former followers. If they were still out there wanting to share ideas — they weren’t seeing my posts I guess.
One Post a Day – Starting Again
Well, 1.5 years older and a little wiser, I’m going to try it all again.
Because why? Because I like the Interaction. I like people. I work for myself. And my business model is leaning to more people interaction – now. I’m getting back into writing-copywriting for a living. I was doing my Amazon store for so long, it was solitary – except for all the people I met locally sourcing inventory.
Let’s face it, entrepreneurship – from the home computer and office – can be a solitary life. Getting out there – interacting can make things more interesting.
This time though – I’m going to write some programs, give some webinars, do something to make it part of a career-path thing. I could not afford the time it took before. I was just posting, sharing, giving info and my time. That’s all well and good. But it got to where I could not afford it.
Whether it’s affiliate programs or my own services or products – it will be different this — in that I’ll offer services and products along getting to know people.
I think I’ll try being a little humbler this time too. It’s easier to get back up – when we’ve been thrown down! Just to say, relationships are a challenge!
Thanks for reading! Hope to see more of you!
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You’d get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. You’d resist the temptation to dabble. You’d make more good decisions and you’d make more big decisions. Warren Buffet
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Life Advice a’ la Warren Buffet
With conspiracy theories rampant / or reality — who knows for sure — about the economy, the Bilderbergers, etc. I never know.
But all that aside. I’ve been a big fan of Warren Buffet. I think he’s brilliant. He lives humbly — and his business acumen — OMG!!!!
This week I found the above quote, which I pass on, because I like it a lot. This was delivered to Investors. And we’ve heard from Mr. Buffet: Only buy stock in a company you would want to own for 100 years.
But apply this to ones life, to our careers, our niche, brand, freelance work as well as investing — pretty good thinking:
“You’d get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. You’d resist the temptation to dabble. You’d make more good decisions and you’d make more big decisions. “
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A Go at Storytelling – Components and Pretend
It’s the Gremlin really that’s more responsible for this problem and situation more than anyone else — she ducks and hides behind boxes, inside boxes. She’s not Real of course. But she has a sort of persona. She won’t ever let anyone take a really good look at her. Instead she goes behind the woman’s back and messes everything up. Seems she is always at it. She goes into a box of papers for instance – blows like the north wind. Scrambles things with her hands. Throws them up in the air – without a care about where they land.
It’s reeeeaaaaaally aggravating.
She’ll do things like misplace notes and papers of things the woman is working on right at the moment. Then the woman has to start all over again – when she already did the work.
The woman really doesn’t like this little wench.
The Gremlin is everywhere and in everything. Even when boxes are being prepared for shipments of goods being sold – the gremlin will grab the scizzors and place them in the oddest of places where they can’t be found. She’ll do the same with markers, tape and even the items to be boxed themselves. She thinks it is great fun, and can be caught laughing and holding her sides and even rolling on the floor in mirth.
Very aggravating to the woman.
Heroine (or main character) – A well-meaning woman who wants to do better and get her business off the ground and successful, with low stress, lots of love and efficiency.
Plot – How the issue developed in brief. Overcoming the issue of disorganization, confusion and chaos in a business and life – outpictured as procrastination and inefficiency. How the problem is overcome – to victory!
Instigators – some people in the house and within her network — and the Gremlin of course.
The Problem — too much confusion – on woman’s computer – in her life – among her things — belongings and papers particularly. Problem’s inveigled various levels of her life – her emotions, which then seeps into her thoughts and mind.
Trying here to show what a story is composed of. The world loves a good story. A good story can sell goods. This is one way, to plot out a bit of a simple story before we go at it – who is the hero, the instigator, what is the plot, the problem and the resolution.