Category: About Writing

About Writing

The Painful Truth of Being a Writer

I am a writer. I have been making that declaration for almost a decade. There have been times when I have been an income producing writer and there have been times when I wished I could produce more of that green stuff. Being part of #WriteTalk allows me to weekly review my writing journey with …

About Writing, Business of Freelance

Traditional Publishing is NOT Normal

The traditional path to publishing is not the normal path – it is just one of many ways that authors can pursue in today’s environment. Entrepreneurs are bold innovators that want to beat their own path. People admire these great leaders and foragers . . . unless the path they want to beat is the …

About Writing

Top Ten Easy Edit Ideas

Edit Your Writing to Prepare for the Editor The most important thing you can do is write the project all the way to the end. Once you are finished with the writing, the hard word begins. Editing can be more of a challenge than writing – but you should never start editing until you have …

About Writing

Why I Write – Discovering the Power in Purpose

I am Kathryn Lang – and some of you may already know me – but even those that know me may not realize that I am a free-lance writer that produces content for companies around the globe. You may not realize that I am a radio personality syndicated around the United States and in South …

About Writing, Tips

10 Writing Tips for Developing a Habit of Success

Developing a writing career begins with words – because without the words there is not avenue for success. You have to write to be a writer. But life gets in the way or people get in the way or sometimes it is just me getting in the way of my own success. Whatever the “it” …

About Writing

Walk Write Challenge for Getting More Out of May

Katharine Grubb – author of The 10 Minute Novelist and fearless leader of the Facebook group with the same name – recently challenged me to a 5K day. Basically, I am to write 5000 words in a day AND complete a 5K on that same day. IMPOSSIBLE! Believe me, that was my first cry as …

About Writing

Exposing the Truth about the Myths for Writers

I stood in front of the group to share the importance of building relationships for creating a successful writing career. The lady introducing me explained that she brought me to speak because writers are notoriously loners, hidden away in our writing dungeons. My husband – and faithful roadie at these events – had stepped away …

About Writing

Organized to Write

“You are so organized.” The lady at church noticed my notebook. It has tabs for each class that I attend. It has a section for the church service. It even has a nice little pocket to hold my bible (which was purchased because it was thin and would fit in the pocket). My notebook IS …

About Writing

Becoming a Working Writer

I am a writer – or I like to tell everyone that I am a writer. I sit down at my computer on a fairly regular basis and I pound out a few words. I make character folders and create story outlines. I attend writing workshops and conferences to talk with other writers and “maybe” …

About Writing

The Twists Make the Difference

It is all in the perspective. Building a successful writing career has required me to look at things from some very unique point of views. I no longer wait in the doctor’s office, but I have a moment to compile ideas form print publications (or I look through magazines to spark post ideas). A little …