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[Video] Must See For All Writers – Ray Bradbury on The Joy of Writing

I was totally blown away from this video of Ray Bradbury giving important tips of the joy and wonder of writing. You can see he had a total love of writing and is very inspiring to bringing out that love of writing in others, perhaps you too. Check it out and please let me know what you think in the comment box below. Wonderful advice from a truly amazing and gifted writer. Feel the love…

 

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  • Volume Two in his “Writers Secrets” series – “Writing About Famous People You Don’t Know”
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5 Things Writers Can Easily Re-purpose, Getting More Mileage From Your Work.

How to get more mileage out of that good stuff you know is good…

Your work doesn’t have to be used just for one thing. Re-purpose.

Your blog post could be recombined into articles.

Take your articles and combine them into new books,

Take fragments of your books and use them for posts or articles.

Those articles could be turned into podcasts.

Out of print books can be scanned ( I used Bound Book Scanning but do a search for book scanning) and put into digital copy to publish on Amazon etc,

Other things to look at for re-purposing is interviews you may have done, power points you created.

Get the idea?

Share some of the things you re-purpose in the comment box below. We’d love to hear your ideas.

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Excerpt from Writer’s Secrets Vol. 2 “Writing About Famous People You Don’t Know”

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Excerpts from Volume 2 in the Writer’s Secrets Series

“Writing About Famous People You Don’t Know”

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IG0PC9E

This series has has been developing for a very long time, for over fifty years in fact.

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Writer’s Secrets Vol. 2 – Writing About Famous People You Don’t Know

INTRODUCTION
Lucky you! You have arrived at the rest of your life. What you
learn in this chapter you can use and profit from every single
day you remain alert and willing to learn. In short, we here
today begin your great adventure.

Barbra Streisand has a signature tune that goes like this…
“People who need people are the luckiest people in the
world” (from the film “Funny Girl”, 1968). And this applies
especially to writers, for everything we write will be almost
entirely, if not exclusively, about people.

In this chapter, I’m going to give you the essence of what it
takes for you to rise high and triumph as a writer. Let us begin
at the beginning, as a writer about people and their multifarious
activities.

To begin this chapter, I suggest that you read the five portrait
articles I have written and included in this book… about Abigail
van Buren, Arthur Godfrey, Jacques Brel, Elizabeth Taylor, and
Pete Seeger. If you do, my comments will be more
understandable and useful to you. I have written hundreds of
profiles, ranging from the completely unknown subjects, to the
household names. Indeed, I am one of the major profile writers
of my generation. I want to pass on my mantle to you. It is worth
having.

To begin at the beginning.

As I have said to you before, the actual physical act of writing
should be the last thing you do to succeed as a writer. Good,
solid preparation skills are required. Start by reading each day,
a standard metropolitan newspaper. In it, you will discover
thousands of names and stories. Some are obscure, some of
transitory interest, others of cosmic significance.

Your job is to be totally at ease with humanity, to the extent that
you are bold, and even audacious. Your job is to understand
completely all aspects of humanity in all of its manifestations…
good, bad, but never indifferent.

Make it a point, each day, and I do mean every day, to read
through every kind of story and determine which ones would be
of the greatest interest to the greatest number of people, and
which can benefit from your peculiar “eye”.

You may ask, ‘What is an eye?’ Simply this: it is the inner
compass that enables you to immediately determine the value,
standing, and significance of any particular person or subject.
In short, what is worth writing about, who is worth writing about,
and what or who deserves to be dismissed, without further ado.

In any given day, by following this methodology, you will find
one to ten new subjects you can write about. I have a scientific
way about dealing with these potential leads. I take a pair of
scissors and a big box. I put my newspaper page over the box,
and cut out the articles which promise to become, in my
practiced manner, my next articles, hence, my next successes.

My aim at this point is clear and simple: which people and
subjects are of the greatest importance and value, interest, and
excitement. In other words, how can I influence the greatest
number of people, get the greatest possible response, and let
us not forget, the most money. For one way or another, there
must always be that.

Your job is to keep looking for subjects every day of your life,
until your box, no matter what its size, is overflowing with
possibilities. And when I say overflowing, I mean precisely
that. I have drawers in my office filled with ancient clippings for
articles which are still (mostly) relevant to write.

Next, review your clippings and prioritize the subjects you want
to write about. I advise you to write about subjects which have
a long shelf life. For example, presidents of the United States
and other high political figures of nations worldwide, movie stars
with proven careers, or ones that look likely to succeed.

Write too, about legislators of note, and scientists who are
engaged in momentous tasks.

Write too, about sports figures, particularly those who look like
a good long term investment. Think also of authors, and your
fellow writers. Think of people who are on the cutting edge of
any aspect of human affairs. Who is looking out for aliens in
outer space? And who is rushing ahead with a microscope and
a microbe, destined to change the world?

Keep in mind, that any individual person, given the precise set of
circumstances, is worthy of your pen. Remember, writers do not
merely report, we are visionaries. We see beyond the present
realities, and hoist our colors to any significant mast. We do not
merely report the news, that is for lesser souls, we explain the
news and the people who make it.

Now let us look at aspects of the five articles I have provided in
this volume on –

Abigail van Buren, Arthur Godfrey, Jacques Brel and Pete Seeger

 

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The New Writer’s Secrets Series Vol.1 is Released

Just Published Writer’s Secrets Vol.1…

“How to write About Famous People You Know”

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Get your copy at:  https://www.amazon.com/Write-About-Famous-People-that-ebook/dp/B01I7RH9D8/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1468182813&sr=1-3&keywords=Writer%27s+Secrets

This may seem like a strange topic to open this series with so why did Dr. Lant do it?

He choose this topic because as he writes

“I have started with what could be construed as an advanced class
because once you master this, you will be able to gain
access and commendable results from any famous person
in the universe.

You will never say, if you have ever said, and might truly say,
that you have nothing to write about… like a woman going to
a closet full of gowns and saying “I have nothing to wear”. You
will never say again, having mastered this chapter, that you have
nothing to write about. Master these guidelines, and fly high…”
Dr. Jeffrey Lant has an extraordinary online writing course which compliments this Writer’s Secrets Series. In it, you’ll learn how to write the kind of meaningful prose you desire.

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Listen in –  Dr.  Lant will introduce you to his new series with a special reading from the introduction

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Excerpts from “Writer’s Secrets Vol. 1 – Writing About Famous People You Know”

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Dr. Lant on his new Volume 1 of Writer’s Secrets – Tune in:

 

Excerpts from “Writer’s Secrets Vol. 1 – Writing About Famous People You Know”

Dear fellow scribblers,

It is with the greatest possible enthusiasm, even glee, that I
open this first volume of my new series from Writers Secrets.
This series has been developing for a very long time, for over
fifty years in fact. I have not only written, but have helped
thousands of people worldwide to write, too.

However, today, I take you to a whole new level. Never done
before, I will show you how to master every aspect of writing
so that you will know what to do, when to do it, how to do it.
And, I will give you helpful models so you can see how I do it.

In no educational institution with which I am familiar can you
learn every essential point of what it takes to be a successful,
that is to say, a money-making writer.

Hitherto educators in the field of writing have simply said “To
be a writer, one must write.” This fatuous advice is neither
useful nor productive. One needs to know more, and more again
about writing before showing that writing to anyone.

Once you’ve read the volumes in this series, you will be amongst
the elite of the Earth, because good writers get all the goodies,
name recognition, esteem, veneration, and, of course, money.
For let us never forget, that “None but a blockhead writes but
for money” (Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, inventor of the first
English language dictionary).

I am tired of meeting people, particularly young people, who have
been given that useless advice… to be a writer, one must write.
In these pages, I shall show you the verities of writing, and the facts
which will advance you… or, should you fail to use them, destroy
any chance of your success.

As we begin this exciting series of absolutely unique and
unprecedented volumes, I want you to know that my goal here
is cosmic, exhaustive, thorough, inventive, and powerful. By
following these steps, and not the vagaries of any previous
instruction you may have had, you will find yourself awash in
trophies… including fame, notoriety, affection, appreciation, awe,
recognition, honor, and certain reverence.

For all these, and so many other benefits, can and must be
yours, if you will but understand the structure of successful
writing, and work for a lifetime to perfect your skills. You see,
the world loves writers, and I, therefore, love the world. For
so many years now that I cannot even remember, writing has
been my unstoppable rocket, matched by nothing else.

You say, upon being asked, “What do you do for a living?” The
response launches the beneficial process… “I am a writer.” And
by that we mean superior, intelligent, clever, shrewd, inventive,
creative, and for the nonce, charming to a degree no average mortal
can even wish for, much less attain.

I shall be attending you every inch of this fabulous journey.
For now you have an advisor of note, dexterity, inventiveness,
truth, and may I say it, love. For seeing you advance will be one of
the glories of my life. And I shall say as I see you rise, “This one
came from me!” Be that one.

Now let us begin. The topic of this first volume is not just
writing, but writing about famous people you know. I have
started with what could be construed as an advanced class
because once you master this, you will be able to gain
access and commendable results from any famous person
in the universe.

You will never say, if you have ever said, and might truly say,
that you have nothing to write about… like a woman going to
a closet full of gowns and saying “I have nothing to wear”. You
will never say again, having mastered this chapter, that you have
nothing to write about. Master these guidelines, and fly high…

Preparing to write.

Successful writers are obsessive writers. We do not just write,
we think about writing, write about writing, think about writing
subjects, research writing subjects, add words, delete words,
fight with words, than which there is nothing more difficult. Yes,
words, because on the field of words, our destiny will be played
out.

Let us begin to prepare for this great battle of your life… a
battle which can exist everyday, and from which you may
squeeze victories, notable and significant, or not.

I am giving you advice about how to write about famous people
you know first, because I want you not just to write, but write to
be read, write to be admired, write to generate demanding and
persuasive discussions, write to instruct. These are the worthy
objectives of writing.

This moment, I want you to brainstorm and ask yourself whether
you have any famous people amongst your circle of friends and
acquaintances. In my experience, everyone has at least one or
two such people. Why do you want to write about them? Because
they’re famous, of course. And there is one thing about our
obsession with celebrities… we’re all drawn to them, thus you
have a ready market for any celebrity article you write.

So let us now consider what you need to know, and do, before
commencing a profile or any other type of article about a famous
person or acquaintance.

When you are writing about a famous person known to you, then
you know you are most usually in touch with that person. There
are subtle but significant differences between writing about a
famous person you know, and a famous person you don’t. This
particular article must be based on some of the myriad of facts
you could use to write about this celebrity.

Picture for a moment the following pair of subjects… you could
write about the Emperor Napoleon, or you could write about the
current Prince Napoleon. What is the difference? When you
write about a subject like Prince Napoleon, you can gain
access to that individual and people who know him, and that
would subtly and significantly change the direction, emphasis,
and results.

For instance, let us say you wanted to describe the room in
which the interview or article takes place. To get an idea about
each element of the room would take an enormous amount of
research because contemporary writers and commentators,
much less those from the past, almost never provide a good
basic overview of everything they see, no matter how important
these details might be for an apt presentation of the subject.

They would not have written, because they did not observe, about
the shade of the drapes, the number and kind of chairs, what
Napoleon had on his desktop, what sandwiches might be sitting
on the side board, or the pair of muddy shoes next to the door
providing access to the great man.

In other words, one person from the past, no matter how
observant, would have left over 90% of the essential information
where they failed to find it in the first place. Mirabile dictu. This
is writing sacrilege! The wanton destruction of essential
information, which, when properly used, gives us the basis
for seeing reality, and rendering it for readers now, and hundreds
of years hence.

When you read the articles which follow, models of their kind,
based on famous people I have known, you will understand how
important the tiniest shred of information can be to creating lively
and alive prose.

How will you arrive at this desirable conclusion? By arduous effort.
For example… never do an interview or profile before you have
had the opportunity to test your skills of observation and
remembering. Take a single sheet of paper, and give yourself
a test. Walk into any room that you know, for say five minutes.

Then, exit the room to another which is disconnected, and where you
cannot see in. Now, write down everything that you remember about the
room you were in just moments ago. You will say, “That was a
great many things!” However I will tell you this… be more concerned
about what you have remembered, than all you have forgotten. If
you find yourself remembering with difficulty, then you know how
essential it would be for you to perfect that skill.

Good profiles, superior profiles succeed because you have
mastered each essential element of the life you are profiling.
The more you will know about the subject, the more of that
subject you will capture. Writing about people is always an
exercise in sleuthing and detailed research and analysis.

I have included with this chapter, five articles on celebrated
people I have known. You will notice how I presented these
people and told their stories. I am no respecter of persons,
neither must you be. What you must respect instead is the
detailed and truthful information you gather before writing.

Writing must always be the last of a long detailed process,
designed to capture and present truth. If, as the saying goes,
the truth shall set you free, then most assuredly the truth,
and the integrity you bring to your writing, will free you, too,
and set you on the path where your very designation as
writer will cause readers to stand up, take notice, and applaud.
When they do, you will know you are a writer.

Musical note

I have selected the elegant film score from the 1994 version
of “Little Women” by Thomas Newman. It is smooth and tranquil…
perhaps too smooth and tranquil for those of us who have read
the immortal novel (1868), or seen Katharine Hepburn in the
starring role of Josephine “Jo” March (1933).

We love Jo because she is rough around the edges. She does
“scandalous” things, cannot rise to the necessity of perfect party
manners, and has a frustrating tendency (for her, not for us) to be
indiscriminate in her always candid opinions. For our purposes,
we must remember just one thing… she was an aspiring writer, and
she approached her craft with avidity, enthusiasm, and a “damn
the torpedoes full speed ahead” disposition.

She made mistakes, she made them often, she blundered, she
got it all wrong from time to time, but… and this is the significant
conjunction, she kept at it.

She wrote constantly, she carried a little notebook and pencil to
jot down her ideas, she wrote regularly, and always submitted her
work product for review, evaluation, and publishing.

She then took what she had learned and put it to immediate work,
and therefore her life, her writing, was simply an ongoing measure
of her improvements.

She was rejected often, often simply ignored, but she never quit,
and so out of the criticism and commentary, sometimes hurtful,
often painful, came stories of insight and human understanding.
In short, through failure judiciously studied, came success.
Reader… this lesson is for you.

We love her, and we do love her, because she was one of us.
And we hope in due course to be rewarded just the way she was,
and as lavishly, our name, our work, eternity bound… just as hers
soars forever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukX_DK1utLA

 

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pic for ebook cover Dr. LantDr. Jeffrey Lant is known worldwide. He started in the media business when he was 5 years old, a Kindergartner in Downers Grove, Illinois, publishing his first newspaper article. Since then Dr. Lant has earned four university degrees, including the PhD from Harvard. He has taught at over 40 colleges and universities and is quite possibly the first to offer satellite courses. He has written over 40 books, thousands of articles and been a welcome guest on hundreds of radio and television programs. He has founded several successful corporations and businesses including his latest at …writerssecrets.com

His memoirs “A Connoisseur’s Journey” has garnered nine literary prizes that ensure its classic status. Its subtitle is “Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy.” A good read by this man of so many letters. Such a man can offer you thousands of insights into the business of becoming a successful writer. Be sure to sign up now at www.writerssecrets.co

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Telling a Good Story – Making a Strong Ending

Any type of narrative writing will be telling a story. When telling and writing your story tell about something that has meaning to you. That will make it much easier to make your story interesting.

So your off to a whiz bang start then you start to fizzle out to a point that you end your story simply with writing – The end. How lame is that.

Luckily  Kristine Nannini from Young Teacher Love shared some wonderful tips for writing narrative endings and shared a helpful chart  found at: youngteacherlove.com

Here’s to better endings!

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So You Want to Be A Writer? A Secret for When You Should Write

So many of us want to be a writer and we have to begin somewhere.

To be a good writer read good writing. Here’s an excellent article to get you started.

“I’ve Been Workin’ on My Rewrite, That’s Right”. An Open Letter to a Young Friend Who Wants to be a Scribbler. By Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Go to: http://writerssecrets.com/ive-been-workin-on-my-rewrite-thats-right-an-open-letter-to-a-young-friend-who-wants-to-be-a-scribbler/

At first there will be a lot of garbage coming out. It’s better to get that garbage out so the good stuff can come in.

Here’s a wonderful recording to answer that question So you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski telling how to write like Charles Bukowski. It’s read by Tom O’Bedlam. check it out and let me know what you think in the comment box below.

 

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The Secret to Developing a Successful Marketing Strategy for Your Book

There is the business of writing your book then there is the business of promoting your book.

95% of your efforts should go into the promotion of your book.

Hint: There are tricks to combining your writing and your promotions but that will come in another post.

If you’re smart about this you should know at least the next 5 strategies for your book.

Ask yourself these 3 questions and if you dig deep for your answers they will give you the frame for your marketing strategies.

  1. Why did you write this book? This will add a human emotional face to otherwise dry facts.
  2. Who did you write it for? This gives you your targeted audience.
  3. What are you willing to do for this book? List the definitely do promotions and the never ones too.

Is your marketing plan starting to form in your head now? Feel free to share any marketing strategies you use for your books in the comment box below.

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What Everyone Should Know to Stop Self-Sabotaging and Lessen Your Fears.

Sometimes we’re are own worst enemy. We may have the best intentions but they don’t seem to get realized. Why is that?

5 Things to changes to bring about more success and less self-sabotage. Make sure to check out the chart below of unnecessary things we fear and pick up a FREE Copy of the Writers Secrets Handbook for Success.

  • Clutter starting to take over blocking the real task at hand
  • procrastinating so you end up doing a rushed job that’s not your very best.
  • Not knowing when it’s time to take a break. Stressing yourself when you get stuck instead of moving away from it for awhile to come at it with a different approach.
  • Having unhealthy habits that makes it less likely that you will feel well enough to give it your best.
  • Not having the self confidence to know you are learning and growing and not being a fraud who’ll get left behind.
  • Not following up on leads and potential projects

Okay enough all ready. Make changes a small as just 1% in all parts of your life every day and it soon adds up to more and more successes. So stay focused and never give up.

I just wanted to add in this excellent chart from Leslie Levan Fields with 7 “Fear Nots” for Every Writing Project.

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Source : Leslie Levand Fields

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7 Reasons Why You As An Author Should Be Blogging

Many people see blogs as a great place to express their opinions.

Now let’s take that one step further and look at the many other benefits blogging has for authors or want to be authors.

7 Reasons For Authors to Blog

1. You develop a following. Your new content given on a regular basis gives your readers a reason to stay connected with you and your topic.

2. You create tentacles. Write content that engages people and brings them to your website. Make sure to include your share buttons to make it easy for people to spread your content around.

3. Earn better search engine results. Google and other search engines love fresh content to categorize. The more active and relevant your blogging is the higher ranking your search results.

4 Hone your craft. To become a good writer you need to be writing and what better way then to apply your craft with your weekly blogs.

5. Produce material for future books. At www.writerssecrets.com we have developed a 7 step processes for easily creating profitable eBook going from idea to blog posting to article, chapters, eBooks and on to profits.Get in Now and catch the prelaunch special. Go to http://writerssecrets.com

6. You will get to know your industry. You’ll want to position yourself as a resource for your topic which will make you always on the lookout for news, trends, and fresh ideas relatete to your subject matter. This makes you even more of an expert and a go to person!

7. You will create interaction and community with your readers. With blogging you can have a space for people to leave comments. Your blog posts are excellent for sharing on your Facebook page too to have people sharing it. ( you do have a Facebook page right! Follow Writers Secrets at http://www.facebook.com/Writerssecrets )

Thanks to Book Baby for these tips.

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