Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Liberate Your Inner Writer

When Artful Blogging asked me to write an article for the Summer 2009 issue, I knew immediately that I wanted to do something about writing. When I first started my blog, I thought coming with interesting visuals would be the hard part. But as it turned out, my main challenge was writing entries.
Of course you can do what you want to when you blog, so I seriously considered dropping words altogether. And just when I thought I’d made up my mind to go this route, a huge snowstorm hit our area.
Now you’re probably wondering what a snowstorm has to do with all of this. Well, what happened was that I saw two of my neighbors leaning on their snow shovels deeply involved in conversation across the street. What was so interesting to them that they would stand around talking instead of shoveling, especially when the snow was coming down so heavily?
That’s when I realized that I had to keep writing. One picture may be worth a thousand words, but it’s good to hear (or read) at least some of them too. My article: Liberate Your Inner Writer covers a few of the ways I’ve found that make blog writing go easier for me, and, hopefully, for you.


13 comments:

justjen said...

Congratulations! It should be a great read. What fun.

Ronna said...

Can't wait to read it! Well done Susan!

manus said...

Yes, congratulations, Susan! This article will come right for me because it's one topic which fills my mind really yet;)) Thank you!

Carmi said...

That looks like a stunning spread! I am so glad this article features your art!

nancy said...

congrats!!!can't wait to get my copy!

me again said...

How exciting; I'm so happy for you! I SO look forward to reading this issue :-)

spindelmaker said...

Are all those pictures yours? Because they look great. And I bet the article is interesting too. I look forward to reading it! Is it for sale already?

Leslie Jane Moran said...

I'm on off out the door to get mine! Oh congratulations this is so wonderful. You have been a busy little artist!

wildflowr said...

Wow- that article looks gorgeous! And funny you should be writing about that: I am eager to read it because I feel the same way about writing on my blog (I want to but...uh... my life seems so uninteresting- rather let the artwork do the talking)
Nice to know I am not alone! Maybe your article will help me out!

me again said...

Just a follow-up ..... got my copy a few days ago and it's a wonderful issue, and your piece is a huge part of that! Great advice for bloggers who have trouble writing their posts and I LOVE the art that was chosen for the piece. Lovely stuff. Congrats again!

ria nirwana said...

Congrats, Susan, on such a wonderful and useful tips! I love artful blogging, and surely, I love being here at your blog.
Have a nice day.

LexieJewel said...

Excellent article!! I just read it...how inspirational and you helped me give me a push in the right direction to start my own that I have been meaning to do for......months and have been afraid to! Thanks again!

Uniquely Myself said...

Hello from a Fellow Canadian Blogger. I just read this article in this Artful Blogging and was so pleased with your writing style and your artwork. I think I will follow you - I just may learn something.
Sandra