Huge thanks to Laura for tagging me in this lovely award. She is a wonderful girl, with an equally wonderful blog, and I highly recommend you check her out.

Now, before I begin, I’m gonna let you guys know the rules of this little award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

 

How it all began…

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to read.

Didn’t matter what. Fantasy. Sci-fi. Crime. Women’s fiction. Non-Fiction. YA. MG. Adult.

She also liked to write. Stories. Articles. Poetry. Scripts. Skits.

But this girl wasn’t the best at self-motivation. A lot of the time, she would look at whatever her brain had cooked up and wonder: Why? What’s the point? No one will want to read this. No one cares.

The girl lost a lot of good ideas this way.

But she decided enough was enough. She knew that she loved putting pen to paper. She knew that she loved to gush about books. She knew that she loved discussing all the wonderful things words can do to us. As readers. As writers. As people.

And she knew that out there, somewhere, there would be others who felt the same.

She needed a place where she could open herself up. A place where she could share her ideas. A place where others could come, if they wanted to, and share in her confessions. A place where she could connect with others. And most importantly, a place where she could be herself.

And thus, Why Words Work was born.

 

Advice Time

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  1. Accept that no one will want to read your work. At first. Even the best authors had to start in obscurity. This whole blogging business is a marathon, not a race. It’s up to you to promote your work. Twitter. Facebook. E-mail. And it’s up to you to keep writing, even when no one is reading it. Write because you have to. Because you need to. And if you’re writing only for the approval of others, then you might get discouraged very, very quickly
  2. There is no right way to blog. There is certainly a lot of advice out there. When I started out, I would trawl through article after article. I even took notes. But honestly, the only way to learn this blogging stuff is to do it. Have an idea you want to write? Write it. Maybe it will stick to the wall. Maybe it won’t. Maybe you’ll have a strict schedule. Maybe you’ll write as and when you feel. All that matters is that you keep your blog updated. And you don’t lose sight of who you are. Do what works for you.

 

A List of Lovely People!

Please do check out these blogs!

Write Now Podcast

JD Duran

Victoria Gray

Sparkles of Light Blog

Almost Amazing Grace

The Northern Writes

P.J.Benney

Mel Lee Smith

Egg Reader

The Olive Fox

Kitty G

Kirstie Kins

One Short of a Penny

Jenny in Neverland

Laura Slate

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