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How do you write?

It seems there are as many ways to write a blog, a book, an article, an email or an essay as there are people on the planet.

I tend to let ideas soak for a while before sitting down to put them on paper. I rarely make lists of what to say. I've always found that outlines are helpful but, only when doing some major piece that's say...over 5,000 words or more.

I like Grammarly but only after I've finished. I'll use it to check my work before submission.

I can't use it while writing as the constant 'suggestions' are distracting to me.

Usually though, like this post which will end up in my blog and on SEO Submissions and on IBO Toolbox (first for the credits), I put down whatever is trying to get out of my head at the very moment of creation.

Whatever that means?

I guess my writing habits stem from my time writing the news at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC. This was in the late 60's. Sam Beard was my boss and (trivia) soon to be Senator Jesse Helms was the in charge of the whole station. Not sure of his title at that time. I only met him once or twice and he would not have remembered.

Anyway...when a story came over the wire (computers now) from UPI or API; we had to grab the print out and rapidly condense the content into short, yet meaningful prose to be read on air in a one minute time frame.

A bit stressful, sometimes; especially if the even news had already started and a breaking story came in during the newscast. You had to be quick and precise. It was a great arena for honing whatever writing skills you might have.

Just so you know, I'm over 300 words in this missive in just under 5 minutes. My point being, there's no reason you can't Blog or Post Articles in Directories.

Even books are not that hard to do. Just make each blog post or article one chapter in your future book. Add them all together, if they're about the same niche; and have a book you can sell or give away.

I know that some are intimidated by writing but don't be. The key to it is...write. You don't have to post at first but...write daily. Just like any, gymnastics, sewing...writing is about doing it daily.

Blogs and Press Releases are posted and put into Search Engines and they go out over the Internet and give you massive exposure. It's a great way to Brand Yourself and your Business.

Take 15 minutes per day and write about whatever happened to you that day. You will find the more you do it the better you'll get at it. You'll become clearer, quicker and more confident.

Believe me...writing can take you anywhere!

All the best,

Donald Gaw

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