Monday, November 12, 2012

Exploring Writing Venues

by M. J. Joachim
Different writing venues require different approaches, to accentuate our messages and deliver them adequately to our audience.

I found myself deeply entrenched in thought and meditation this past weekend. The work wasn’t difficult. It was intense. My purpose was to extract and share true meaning, with the ultimate goal of encouraging others to do the same.

You simply can’t rush writing like this. It takes time.

On the other hand, last week, I spent way too much time writing tutorials. Writing tutorials is a simple matter of choosing something to do, breaking it into a step-by-step process, taking pictures of each step along the way and writing a how-to guide. There’s no big secret to it, unless you over think what you are doing, or try to be more creative than these articles warrant.

Then there’s just plain old writing.

This is the writing that calls to us, and before we know it, we’re reading books, Googling topics, questioning people, getting exposed to new ideas and using every means at our disposal to learn and write about something that piques our interests.

Creative writing is a completely different animal than the ones listed above. No holds bar, good people. NO HOLDS BAR! ANYTHING GOES as long as you’re willing to put your byline on it…

If not, the round file sure does come in handy J

Just for fun, see if you can guess which of my blogs uses each different writing venue, and post your answers in the comments. 

That’s all for now. Thanks for visiting my Writing Tips blog!

M. J.

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