I'm Beth Mende Conny, and I hope you'll stay awhile, take advantage of all the site offers and leave here a better or at least more inspired writer.
When I founded WriteDirections in 1999, my goal was to make the writing road less bumpy and more fulfilling. I also wanted to share the lessons I've learned, too often the hard way. Here's one of the most important:
Writing isn't rocket science.
Really, when you think about it, it's just a bunch of words on a page. Getting them to work together and grab the attention of readers now that's the challenge. WriteDirections will help you meet it.
Enjoy what you find, put it to use, then pass it along. Writing, like good times, is to be shared. With you on the writing road,
“Write a powerful speech or presentation”
You've been asked to speak in public about yourself, your community, the national debt, world hunger. Terrific! You envision success resulting in more speaking appearances, but you experience panic resulting in a loss of words and ideas. Suddenly you're convinced your audience will fall asleep, heckle you, dig out the tar and feathers. Relax! It IS possible to get — and keep — your audience's attention and spur them to applause. Read more
When you ask readers to read your book, article, brochure, whatever it may be, you're entering a relationship. It might be casual, intimate, purely professional--but the relationship exists. So take a moment and consider your significant other. What does he or she most want and need from you, the writer? More meditations
“How to write a best-seller”
Follow this advice BEFORE you write a single word.
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