This week, I will move on from pondering how to write
children’s books and articles to how to brand yourself as a writer.
It is important for writers not to write in all areas at the beginning
in order for them to be sought out as a particular kind of writer.
Last week, I had an aha experience. In one of my various
teleclasses with the Children’s Writer’s Coaching Club, I learned
that writing for more than one audience at a time at the beginning
can be a recipe for disaster and possibly failure. Taking that to
heart, I had to reorganize my writing goals this weekend and now
I think I am much more on track and I feel lighter and more
I will also be writing about the various clutters and distractions
that writers have to avoid in order to write consistently and
successfully. We all can litter our minds and time with trifles that
will eat hours of good writing time up. These hours can be used to
write new material, revise old material, or to send out queries.
Lastly, I will be discussing a topic that is a bit controversial
which focuses on overly negative mentors and coaches. If you
have a mentor or coach who is overly negative and who is always
making you feel terrible about yourself, (s)he may be doing more
harm that good. It may be time to move on and find another
more positive mentor. Negative mentoring is much more
deleterious to your development as a writer than no mentoring at
Have a great week!