This video talks about three writing programs that you can create your book in. These are not the only programs, I know, but they are the three that I have personally used. If you are one who has used a different program, please feel free to comment below the video and let us hear from you.
Habits. Did you know that if you do something for a month it will become a habit? Here’s why I mention it.
There are quite a few things that writers should follow, like other writers. But I am not talking about that today. Today, it’s all about habits.
3 Habits all writers should follow
1. Write something every day.
- a. Sit down and start typing.
- b. You can free write until the ideas flow
- c. The key is don’t edit yourself now. Just write.
2. Read–for fun
- a. Reading should be fun. It was once, wasn’t it?
- b. You learn from others
- c. Make reading a priority to stay current on what kinds of books are out there.
3. Go for a walk
- a. Don’t take your phone–instead focus on nature
- b. Allow creativity to flow
- c. Accept inspiration when it comes
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Five (5) tips for retired writers.
Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Today I am chatting about retirees and getting started on that book we all want to write.
Check out my latest YouTube video for older writers here:
Writing a book is one of the best ways to make a side income and supplement your retirement. Let’s go through five tips for getting things rolling:
ADDRESS THE TIME FACTOR
We all only have about 12 hours in a day we can add tasks to. We all need to find ways to fit our fun and interesting hobbies in. So, to get it going, try the Pomodoro Method.
- Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro, from the Italian word for a tomato,…
Tips for retired writers
Listen in on the podcast to find the other four tips I have for retired writers.
Tips like: How to find your own word count per hour- and why you need to know. How to know what your limits are based on your word count. What starting a blog like this one can do for you. And advice on not giving up on your dreams.
We all need a bit of encouragement these days. I hope you will find these tips helpful. I would love comments and subscribers, so if that feels right for you, join us!
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Ever wonder why someone is on #YouTube? This is the one you have been waiting for.
All about Writer Groupie and why I haven’t been active in so long and what on earth has brought me back around again.
It’s a new year, and a new chance to make videos for writers. I love to write, and I love those who write also. I hope you will enjoy this real-in-your-face video about me and my choice to shoot again and upload to this channel even though my situation is not perfect. Not that having a perfect situation is required. See other videos shot recently to find testimony to that fact. I am trying. That’s all one can do, right?
But if you listen to all the hoopla all you have to do is create videos, upload them, create a buzz for them, and voila! You’re an Internet hit. Well, on #YouTube anyway. They say you don’t have to have fancy cameras, or gear. Not even good lighting if you use a sunny location.
SO, HERE’S THE DEAL
Word to the wise: you ain’t gotta be perfect to start a #YouTube channel-you ain’t even gotta be purty.
The link mentioned is for this site: www.writergroupie.net I will upload quite a lot of videos for a while in hopes that this channel grows to the numbers it deserves. I am trying so hard to get 100 subscribers so that the channel can get its own name.
If you have suggestions on what you would like to see in the form of how to videos or vlogs or like that here at #YouTube, please let me know.
You can find me on social media at:
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Thanks for watching. I promise to make things better each time. I even bought a tripod tonight, so if that ain’t dedication, well, I don’t know what is.
Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Today, I reflect on my accomplishments from 2020 and what 2021 may hold.
You know that the end of a year is a time of reflection on what the year has brought, and a great time to do a little planning on how you want the next year to go. Well, this is that podcast.
To be honest, once I got over into the podcast, I discovered that I have accomplished far more than I had thought. It became apparent that I wasn’t completely lazy and non-productive. I do hope to bring more items to the table next year, and I discuss my anticipations in this podcast as well.
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I took this image as I went on my daily walk. It represents to me that old saying, “when pigs fly”. It has been a bit of a SOW-er year. We’ve been stuck in the mud. We’ve all been cooking and eating like a pig. *(I could go onnnnnnn)*
Also, just so you know, I have a whole site devoted to my writing, and you can see it here:
More of what’s coming…
Anyway, I will be back with content in 2021 that will consists of both videos and podcasts once again. Recording a podcast is the easy thing, creating the video and accompanying blog post is what takes so much time. But I do love to do it, and I do love that you love it too. Please bear with me. The sound sucks at times, and the video is terrible too, but I promise I will get better. I just have to find my groove again.
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