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Hi, No-Fluffers.

Welcome to my blog. On my site you’ll learn how to build a successful writing career. If you want me to write for you, you can find information about that, too.

Write What You Know

Write what you know is the most often used writing advice in books and on writing websites, but what the heck does it mean? Well, I interpret it to mean that you take your life experiences and build them into prose. I have done this many times over the years and I have found it helpful to sit down and make a list of all my life experiences to brainstorm for fiction and article ideas. To get an idea of what I mean, here is my list:
I am a mother: I have a website called Defrazzle that includes mothering tips and I have written articles on mothering for magazines and websites. I am a wife, a divorcee and former single parent: I have used all of these in my fiction and non-fiction writing. I am a former volunteer firefighter and dispatcher: I am using this in my current work of fiction. I used to clean apartments and work as a school janitor: These experiences have been fodder for how-to cleaning articles. I am a professional artist: I use this experience in my position as the Feature Writer for Painting/Drawing and as a contributing writer for Sketchup Magazine. I used to be a substitute teacher: I haven't used this one yet, but I will... I love to cook: I have turned this love into hundreds of articles, a column for Fit Christian Magazine and a serial cookbook.

You get the idea. So, if you are having a hard time coming up with something to write, maybe you should delve into your own experiences.

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