When I hear business owners say they can’t think what to write about or if I’m struggling to come up with an idea for an article, it confuses the heck out of me.
The greatest fear every writer has – worse than public humiliation, worse than being ignored – is that their editor will change so much about their original work that their voice will be lost completely.
Often in my editing work and just browsing online for research purposes, I read content that has the makings of being exceptional.
It’s 1.54pm. I’m two days away from a business retreat with 30 ambitious entrepreneurs led by my mentor Natalie MacNeil. I should be planning a presentation I’ll be delivering about writing your book.
He’s not perfect. You aren’t either. And the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and admits to being human and making mistakes, then hold onto him.
I’ve just spent the afternoon arguing online instead of writing this post. I didn’t mean for it to happen. Here, take a look at what I had planned for the day.
Is this scenario familiar? You agonise over writing the sales page for your online course or service. You’ve already put it off for weeks, because it just seemed like the most enormous task to tackle in one go.
It’s easy for stuff to get lost in translation. Especially with the written word, where body language and tone of voice are taken away from the act of communication.
Goosebumps… That’s what people have been saying when I’ve shared this excerpt from the Voice chapter of Web Words & Wanderlust. Why?
I thought I’d heard every fear in the book around hiring an editor, about writing an ebook, and about creating a product that the audience will love.
Sometimes, just as life is moving along beautifully, peacefully, The Worst Thing That Can Happen happens. You know what I’m talking about: those events that happen to other people.
Positive psychology, for those of you who don’t know, is basically the study of how to be happy. Or at least, the study of how happy people are happy, and what we can learn from them.
My oh my, was I naïve. This whole business thing didn’t go quite as I’d planned. Editing for a living is one thing. Being CEO of Me is a-whole-other-level kind of interesting.
In editing others’ attempts at beautiful expression, we have a choice. We can choose kindness or cruelty. Humour or spite. Warmth or harshness.
According to the internet, introverts think they’ve got it tough. And I don’t want to turn this post into a war on introversion. But I have an observation you might identify with.