Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Round-Up - #83

Tiffany Colter, at Writing Career Coach, talks about clearly defined purpose. Why do you want to write?

Kathryn Lang, at Successful Freelance Writer, urges us not to imitate others or try to duplicate their writing journey.

Have a great weekend!

18 comments:

Katie Ganshert said...

Great advice! And a great question!

Jessica said...

I hope you have a great weekend too! I hope I never duplicate someone's journey but find contentment in my own. :-)

Janna Qualman said...

It's such an important thought! Thanks for sharing that, Susan. Hope you have a great weekend. :)

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the links; will go and check them out. Happy weekend to all!
Blessings:)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katie -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have great day!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

God made us originals. Why would we ever want to be a poor copy of someone else?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janna -

Thanks for your comment. Have a blessed weekend.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

You're welcome!

Blessings,
Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
These are good resources for me. Thank you.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Susan: You are the Queen of finding great resources to help us along our journey. Thanks!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

You're welcome. I'm glad you found them useful.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Thanks! I think it means I spend a LOT of time on the Internet.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Patti Lacy said...

Yep, it's good to know WHY you're doing something first.

Have a great weekend!
Patti

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

A vision and purpose for our writing keeps us on the path. Otherwise, it's too easy to quit.

Blessings,
Susan :)

kristen said...

Thanks for these links, Susan. I loved Tiffany Colter's response that she writes because her characters are alive. That is so true. And Kathryn Lang's encouragement about forging your own path is perfect for where I am right now.
Thanks so much!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I'm so glad the links proved meaningful to your current situation.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Denise Miller Holmes said...

The two tips go together. I think a clearly-defined purpose is all about finding out who you are as a person and pursuing writing projects that express that. The second tip, not imitating others, means finding your voice and not writing things just because they are easy or what everyone else is doing. Find projects that you love and that fit who you are. Thanks Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Denise -

Thanks for summarizing the articles. Copying other writers won't bring out our unique gifts.

On Antiques Road Show, they sometimes find excellent copies of genuine articles. While the items have some value, it doesn't come close to the original. I always wonder how far the artist would have gone if they'd developed their own ideas.

Blessings,
Susan :)