A techie writer of the twenty-first century I am not. I barely tweet and I recently closed down one of my Facebook pages because it gobbled too much time. The best writing tool is common sense. Be a writer who writes.
Read everything you can get your hands on. I pick up every freebie newspaper or magazine going. I read mysteries, novels, historical features and short stories. I peruse my Bible. A line, a verse, a thought pops into my head when I read other viewpoints. Once I get an idea, the article is not far behind and as the daily devotional writer for http://everydaychristian.com , I need all the fresh ideas I can get.
It doesn’t hurt to be a speed reader either. Practice this skill. It will save you both time and money.
Thirdly, I review and edit material for other writers. Because I’ve always edited my own stuff, I have a feel for what works and what doesn’t. I’ve been known to pull my manuscript out of the hands of a ‘professional’ editor who missed the whole concept of my article.
You don’t have to write a book in order to call yourself a writer. I’ve written a book a year for longer than I care to remember, but right now, I’m concentrating on blogging. I post on at least six blogs, including my own at http://heartfeltdevotionals.com
Some of the others include:
It costs me nothing but time and generosity to ‘fellow blog’ and I gain more experience, new friends and a following…simply because I write.
Brenda J Wood,
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