The stories are vivid in our minds. The words dance around in no particular order. The desire to string the images and words together continues to nag at us. The only thing left to do is write, write, and write some more. If you are anything like I was initially, I was not sure how to actually begin writing; how to officially call myself a writer.
The first thing I discovered was the need to systematically write in my journal. That was easier said than done until I discovered a wonderful book by Bryan Cohen called, 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts that kicked my journey off. The writing prompts are very detailed and inspire creativity.
After spending time creatively writing and discovering your voice, every writer wants an opportunity to share their stories. There are various online content writing opportunities that provide a platform, specifically:
- Consider joining Yahoo! Contributor’s Network https://contributor.yahoo.com/account/.
- Members of the Network become a part of a supportive community of writers.
- The biggest thrill is having your articles published for the world to read!
- Did I mention that you can get paid to write?
Mawell Perkins (1884-1947), editor to Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, suggested that we, “just get it down on paper, and then we’ll see what to do with it”. That must be the answer. Now pick up those pens, pencils, journals, tablets and laptops and write!