Writing well is one thing. But for today’s online audience, it’s not enough. When most people see a wall of text in their browser window, they immediately switch off. It’s just too much information for their minds to absorb all at once.
For that reason, breaking up your text with images is generally a good idea. If you look at most online articles, you’ll see that writers invariably chop them up into sections, with relevant images giving users time to pause.
“But,” you might say, “my writing doesn’t need images. It’s already descriptive enough by itself. Plus, I am not referring to anything pictorial, so using images is moot.”
That might all be true, but images still play a critical role for the following reasons:
It’s been a minute since we’ve had Author Tweets of the Week. (You would think that it would be a weekly feature given the name wouldn’t you?!?) Let’s kick things off on the right foot. A little inspiration for your weekend.
Start NOW! A year from now you may wish you started today.
Today is the day to start, friends! Sit down today and write. Don’t wait. You don’t have to do it all at once. You don’t need to write everything you’ve ever wanted to write today. Just sit down and spend 30 minutes today. Get in the habit now!
If you’re looking for a little inspiration to jumpstart your writing, @nkpalgal is exactly right. Music is incredibly powerful. Check out my guest post at Sally Ember’s blog on how music can inspire you to creativity.
I met this bird at lunch, somebody had pooped on her head. She was still putting herself out there and she got so much lunch
This is funny, and there’s a side of me that says, “Right on! Way to go. Talk to each other!” But if I’m being honest, if I go into a coffee shop and they don’t have WiFi, nine times out of ten I turn right back around and walk to another coffee shop (usually right across the street).
If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything. ERNEST HEMINGWAY#amwriting#fiction
Great advice from one of the most famous American writers. Fix what you can, don’t worry about what you cannot.
I vehemently believe that the greatest ally you can have as a writer is someone who loves your work, believes in you completely, and has no qualms about telling you that the thing you just wrote is not up to your standards.
If you have this person, hug them and buy them stuff.
Find this person as a writer. Find them a keep them close. If you’re luck enough to have multiple people like this, count your blessings and protect your relationship with them.
“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.” – Neil Gaiman #amwriting Writing. pic.twitter.com/WwC0iY8bwO
Shoot your shot, friends. That’s all you can do. If it doesn’t work out, if you miss, that’s okay. It’s all apart of the process. Put yourselves out there and make the glorious mistakes that are uniquely yours. Write your story.
Finally, rather than encouragement and inspiration to follow your writing passion to end the week, I leave with inspiration to love more.
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