Creative Writing Tips From Professor Chang-rae Lee

 

via Creative writing professor Chang-rae Lee – YouTube.

Creative Writing vs Content Writing

Creative writing is something I became interested in after I had already written the true story of my forty year search for my mother. I was looking for some interesting information for my creative writing blog when I found the  above video. 

Now content creation has become more important to me than creative writing.  I am still inspired from time to time to write a poem or some lyrics for a song.  Isn’t it interesting how time -even as little as a split second -changes everything.     Looking at things in a new light , in a new way is transformational and clarifies so much.

I used to say that my books -and I do have a very large collection being the hoarder that I am – tell the story of my life.  To a very large extent they do even including the magazines.  Books about fashion and beauty that I bought in my teens.  French and English literature when I was studying for A Level GCEs, books about architecture when I was dating an architectural student, business books, equestrian books and so it goes on and on. 

Now a lot of my books are digital ones about SEO and Internet Marketing and I am currently reading one called “How To Write Copy That Sells” byRay Edwards (a very successful copywriter).

Like many others I was led to believe that if you make the effort to write an interesting book then all you have to do is find a publisher and you are well on your way to becoming a successful writer i.e. selling a lot of books. 

Unfortunately a lot of books are languishing on shelves all over the world unread and unsold.  Why? – because nobody told us before we started writing that, writing a book is much easier than marketing it and many publishers leave author’s to their own devices when it comes to finding an audience who are sufficiently interested in your book to actually pull out their wallet and pay for it.

They didn’t tell you it’s all about social  media and FaceBook ads and SEO and keywords and hashtags and blogs and videos and live streams and consistent content creation and posting and click through rates and calls to action ad infinitum.

Creative Writing Professor Chang-rae Lee says that he cannot teach people to write.  They teach themselves by reading and thinking and assimilating the information.  

Isn’t that equally true about internet marketing?  Even the top gurus, the best internet marketers can only tell you or show you what they have learnt from their experience and reading, their failures and successes.

It’s never enough.  You have to work it out in your own head and in your own time and then wait for the magic to happen.

A strange thing happened to me yesterday, I started looking at things differently.  All the confusion and overload about Internet Marketing started to disperse.  A few very simple things came together.    When all the studying and work seems to be going nowhere fast suddenly it all comes together and you reach that moment you thought would never come.  You feel the beginnings of a confidence which you know is going to soar beyond your wildest dreams.

That’s were I am today, my friends,  on the brink of success.  I just know it 100%,  It doesn’t matter if the blog is on the wrong website or if it’s not a brilliantly written piece.  What matters is that I  now know how to create content quickly and put it where it will be seen by a large number of people.   Content is the real estate of the internet and it is still a lot cheaper to advertise online than it ever was to advertise in magazines or newspapers or TV. 

 Being able to create content quickly not only enables me to write more blogs but it also helps me in my creative writing tasks.  I was fortunate enough to find a community where anyone can learn to sell their book or start an online business or just share their passion about their favourite hobby or pastime with like-minded people.  It even includes a unique content platform that makes writing much easier.

My next step is to share this launchpad with you so you can join this awesome community for free.  My  blog is now something I enjoy doing.  I know that it is helping to take me to the place I want to be.  If you want to earn a full time passive  income working part time from your home you will be amazed at the amount of training and so much more that is just one click away. 

 

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