Yesterday I got a very interesting email. (Actually, every day I get interesting emails. They are the only ones I read these days) This one brought up a very important thought.
How much are we trying to use our writing to put information into our readers' heads? The email was about writing fiction, and how it is the fiction writers job to present a story in such a way that the reader brings it to life in their own imagination. The are not supposed to tell SO much detail that the reader's role becomes an entirely passive
I think that goes for all writing. Even nonfiction. Unless you are writing specific, step-by-step, technical how-to manual, then you want your audience to be inspired by what you say to the point that their imaginations engage and they think new thoughts of their own.
I am inspired by everything I read and see, every day. An email I read yesterday inspired this one. I saw something about something, and it made me think something else. That's creativity, my friend.
When you read MY words, I don't want you to have the exact same thoughts that are in my head. Even if I did want that, it wouldn't happen anyway.
But what I do want is for you to use my thoughts as a springboard for new thoughts of your own, and even maybe sometimes ways of thinking. Not so much out-of-the box thinking, as envisioning an entirely new kind of box. There isn't anything that lights me up more than that.
Two (Other) Things That Light Me Up Today:
Cindy Bidar is running a short sale on her Quick & Easy Course Creation training. This is a "nuts and bolts" training that will give you step-by-step directions to create a digital course from scratch.
You will learn how to outline and organize lessons, create a video script, design slide decks, record video, and develop printables to help your customers succeed with whatever you're teaching.
It's a proven system that I think you'll love because like all of Cindy's courses, it's SO easy to follow. If you create courses - or want to - this training will not only save you a TON of time figuring everything out on your own, but it will also make your courses better!
This training is 40% off now through the Sunday at midnight, with the promo code: EASY (The code should auto populate when you go to the checkout, but if it doesn't, just enter it there.)
Quick & Easy Course Creation
Whether for my courses or my blog posts, I get almost all the images for my business from Deposit Photos. I'm also on their mailing list, and they send me notices about their sales all the time. When they have a really GOOD sale, I could get 100 image credits for $100. $1 per photo is a pretty good deal - but I never buy it.
I think 39 cents each is a better deal than $1 each, don't you? If you want to get some at that price you should probably do so pretty soon. It's scheduled to end on May 16 or when the discount codes sell out, whichever comes first. This deal always sells out.
I haven't forgotten about the PLR discussion I want to have with you. I would still like to have some more responses about what YOU think of PLR. Do you have an opinion? Please share!