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Know Your Why to Grow Your Writing

Building You Writing Career – January 30, 2012 Challenge

Know your why for writing. Knowing the reasons behind your words can be the key to reaching your writing success or stalling out in the climb. There are so many different directions you can take with writing that it is easy to get lost. There are so many different opportunities in the writing industry that it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Learn your why, so you can navigate the words.

Know Your Why Writing Challenge

What do you want from your writing?

I know that we all want to be successful in our pursuits, but define your successful write now. What is the bench mark you have set that will show you have finally arrived.

What do you hope to accomplish from your words?

I have written to get a paycheck. I have written to inspire others. I have written to drive traffic to my website. The more I define who I am and what I expect from my words, the easier it becomes to choose my steps.

Determining what is important to you – in your writing and in your life – will help you determine what you need to do to get to what is important. Weed through the stuff and begin to unlock your why.

Do YOU know why you write? Share your answers to the questions above and let us be an encouragement to each other on this writing journey.

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2 Responses to Know Your Why to Grow Your Writing

  1. Andrea Kruse January 30, 2013 at 4:13 PM #

    I have written my whole life, but now find myself writing to connect with others online as a SAHM, and also for a paycheck. I do find it hard to balance the two sometimes. I am always thinking about traffic, and writing for the soul isn’t always a traffic driver. I am currently striving to work on my editorial calendar so I can find good, relevant topics to pour my heart into.

    • Kathryn C. Lang February 7, 2013 at 5:14 PM #

      Hey Andrea,

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your own journey. Technology has allowed us to find connections that would never before have been possible – but I have recently discovered that you have to invest in online relationships just as you would in person ones – if you want them to grow and prosper. How do you build online relationships?

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