Do you like journals and planners? What is it about older writers and their books?
I mean, we all like the feel of a book in our hands. We love to write on paper, like in the old days before there were computers. I mean is there anything quite like the sound of a typewriter going long into the night? I love the smell of ink on paper and the rustle of turning pages.
Well, if this sounds like you, then have a listen.
Today, I am chatting about my latest fav thing, which is also not such a new thing, but it is something that you might share in a love of.
It’s JOURNALS AND PLANNERS!
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Where would a writer be without these tools(books, journals, planners) to get words out that we have bottled up? I certainly cannot imagine a memoir writer not having one. Personally, I wouldn’t be without one either, and I have not even thought of writing a memoir.
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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.
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Welcome to Writer Groupie!
Listen to this Writing Guru episode on the Law of Attraction here:
Welcome Groupies – peace, love, and all good things to you.
Today I want to talk about something called the Law of Attraction – and how it can and probably does affect your writing life.
The Law of Attraction is simply a belief that when you think positively – good things will result and when you think negatively – the opposite occurs.
Whenever you are asked about your writing, how is it going, or what have you done lately, you will get an emotional response in your body. Either you will feel happy about it or you won’t. But I want to discuss whether those feelings we have about our work affect whether we will derive good results for it or not.
I am sure no one would argue that to maintain a negative attitude about a writing project will never bring about a good result. Case in point: when I began writing my first book – I was so overwhelmed with fear that I was doing things wrong, or it would be received the wrong way, that I constantly sought out others for their opinion.
The problem that resulted was pretty bad. I ended up with a manuscript that belonged to everyone else and ended up not being my story at all. I definitely recall NOT hearing good things, so I derived a negative attitude about my story, and guess what? That book doesn’t even exist anymore.
A certain lack of authority and positivity over our work (and as a side note – our lives) can end up being a magnet for negative results.
Think of it sort of like cooking a casserole.
If you only use fear, negative attitudes, stress and worry in your dish, you cannot expect to get a finely written, interesting story out of the oven of your mind. It doesn’t work that way.
So, the Law of Attraction says, take some positive affirmations, throw in a few sprinkles of kindness and love to yourself, add a dash of compassion to your work, and voila! You have attracted positive results.
It’s simple, really.
It’s how you treat yourself and your work. When you love what you are doing, and believe in it, you will attract others who love it and believe in it. You will also enjoy the process, which admittedly, at times can be grueling. Writing is a lonely endeavor. We have to be our own best friend while the process takes place.
Now, if you are one of those who are not prone to excessive bouts of positivity, let me say, I wasn’t either.
But when I finally committed to writing the story…it became even more of a terror to me. It seemed the closer that I came to completing that first tome, the worst my fear became.
I began to doubt whether I could even finish it. I wondered what I was thinking by thinking I could even write. Who would ever want to read it? The what ifs of story ideas dwindled down and the what ifs of my negative thought processes took over. I was truly an insecure writer.
Then, I discovered a group of like-minded people who were not trying to tear me down to “toughen me up” so to speak. When I heard good things about the potential of my story and my ability to tell it, my attitude began to change.
Suddenly, the positive feedback I was getting about the story I was writing began to take root, and a published novel resulted from those efforts.
Positive in equals positive out.
Now, this sort of mental approach to writing and the writing life, can work. It can mean the difference between failure and success as you endeavor to get more ideas on paper. Just remember you have to have something to edit in order to get your career as a writer underway.
As the old adage goes, you cannot edit an empty page.
You cannot develop any sort of attitude about an empty page, either.
So, get busy. Write like you know what you are doing, and love it. Tell others how much you love it. Be positive about everything you put down in written form. Refuse to let anything negative creep into your writing life.
I bet the law of attraction will work for you. I bet your positive attitude will bring others of the same mindset directly into your circle of friends.
And…peace out, Groupies.
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