Everyone has a book in them. Some just talk about it, some act on it, others….wait.
I met a woman the other day who, in some series of weird hard drive missteps, managed to lose a book manuscript she had been working on for ten years. Gone. Hard to imagine.
It was her first time out and she had no idea if her work was seaworthy. No one had any idea of her talents. She never even got any sort of preliminary feedback. What a shame.
In social media we have so many opportunities to develop our writing skills. A Facebook post, LinkedIn, Twitter, e-mail and blog posting are ways to see if our stories and ideas can attract eyeballs.
You can set up a blog in WordPress for free and be on your way in minutes. If you are in any way an expert, have a passion about something, or love to tell stories, this is your opportunity.
Personal stories, jokes, tales of irony, morality and hope. Teach us something.
You have endless opportunities these days to see if your ideas have wings. If for anyone but yourself.
I have posts I’ve never published but read all time. Such is the magic of the printed word.
You can learn to type faster, harness your thoughts, construct a sentence and more importantly, edit. Editing is key.
Massaging a simple paragraph and pulling out the extraneous is a craft. It’s repetitious but rewarding.
Remember: The waste paper bucket is the editor’s best friend. 🙂
I have quite a few book ideas percolating but I’m also very impatient. I need immediate gratification, so I will post an idea or share some knowledge on a topic I am familiar with to slake my thirst.
The difference between a book and a social media post is the amount of words.
Social media feeds my beast while the larger projects simmer.
You have ideas, stories, experiences and dreams, go ahead, run ’em up the flag pole, you’ll only get better.