I’m stoked. I’m seriously stoked. And I want to share my excitement with you.
I’ve decided to expand my business, Shari’s Ink, into a new arm which will help other WRITERS! This new business arm is a serious passion of mine, and I cannot wait to share it with you.
I’ll be making the announcement in a few weeks, so in preparation, I’m going to start re-publishing my top blog posts on writing tips from the past four years!
Whether it was my Freshly Pressed post on “Be the Chicken Nugget in a Bag of Vegetables,” or “The Best Dialogue Tip EVER,” you won’t want to miss these! I’ll ramp up my posting to twice per week during the countdown.
[If you sign up for my Readers Club, I’ll make sure to send you summaries of everything posted each month, so you don’t miss a beat.]
So to start, here is a post from Nov. 13, 2012:
Become a Better Writer with this Tip
I can’t take credit for this; I saw it in a PR Daily article, “The 7 traits of great writers.” But what I read was absolutely ingenious.
Specifically, number two on the list:
2. You collect words.
Great writers collect words with the intent of using them later. I keep a running list of my favorite words in the notes feature on my cell phone.
In essence, make your own thesaurus.
Like seriously, how brilliant is that? Think about this for a moment. How many times have you read an article or short story, or heard a newscast, or listened to a friend … when you thought, “Wow, that’s a really great word.”
However, by the time you sit down to type your next masterpiece, the word has slipped from your mind.
Yet, developing a running list of these words—I can only imagine how much more lively, more engaging, this would make our writing.
Why don’t YOU help get this started? Comment and list your favorite 2-3 words. Let’s start a list right here!