Writer Wanna Be's

Written by Joyce C. Lock

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So, there are no guidelines thatrepparttar 'would be hopeful' can obtain ~ unlessrepparttar 108099 writer throws out their own style, to match someone else's, in hopes of being accepted into that group. And, that could even be a good thing, if only that group were a 'for real' publisher. But, what really happens is authors sell their soul to be accepted by a group of writer wanna be's.

As it is with many, one's dream of writing is not all that different fromrepparttar 108100 self-defeating teen-age dream of, one day, winningrepparttar 108101 Miss America pageant; only with more substance. If you are fixed on becoming famous byrepparttar 108102 world's methods, go right ahead and letrepparttar 108103 world keep kicking you in pants. As Christians, when we followrepparttar 108104 majority, we lose sight of why we are writing and end up inviting our own defeat.

However, if you are inspired by Holy unction, you will write whether you ever become famous or not. And, when God inspires you to write, there are souls waiting for that message. If you ever get a glimpse intorepparttar 108105 importance, significance, and magnitude of that, you will share your writings whether you ever get paid or not ... and you will stop welcoming criticism. Our accuser's name is Satan.

Also, when God inspires a writing, it doesn't really belong to you. So, when 'represented to be' Christian (Christ like) people holler about copyrights, I start to lose respect for them. It is one thing for another to claim and or make a profit off your works. It is another to threaten and sue when someone has paid such a compliment as to share your writing with others it might, also, minister to. The same goes for all forms of Christian ministry. For however many ways God opens doors,repparttar 108106 seed He gives can and should be multiplied again, and again.

It is God's job to determine how many times one's seed gets multiplied. Our part is to be available, faithful, and obedient to share that which He blesses us with. And,repparttar 108107 more you share,repparttar 108108 more God gives you to share. Also,repparttar 108109 better you will get at it! Then, as it works in with God's timing and you are spiritually prepared for what comes next, God will open more doors ~ then more.

If your calling leads inrepparttar 108110 direction of publishing, publishers will find you. For others, writing may have helped develop confidence in being a better speaker. Whatever your path in life is to be, He who calls you will also do it. His yoke is easy and that takesrepparttar 108111 pressure off us.

Let us forgetrepparttar 108112 wanna be's and put our focus on being a servant. God makes all things beautiful, when it is time.

© 2004 by Joyce C. Lock http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

2 Co. 9:6-8

This writing, as well as all of Joyce C. Lock's writings, may be individually used, in their entirety, with credits in tact; for non-profit ministering purposes

Joyce C. Lock is a published author, poet, and columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains the e-mail ministries "Heavenly Inspirations" http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/ and "Share a Smile" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/smilesharing/ . Joyce's writings encourage us in our relationship with God and each other.

A Lesson From “The Apprentice” That Can Make You A Master

Written by Karon Thackston

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In this task,repparttar teams were charged with selling Donald’s new product, Trump Ice (bottled water). The winner was simplyrepparttar 108098 team who soldrepparttar 108099 most in a given period of time. Nick, a salesman by trade, was immediately confident his team would win if they would just step aside and let him work his magic.

Ereka,repparttar 108100 project manager for Nick’s team, urged Nick to sit with her atrepparttar 108101 computer and researchrepparttar 108102 market andrepparttar 108103 customer base for bottled water. Nick wouldn’t even hear of it. To quote, “Telling me how to sell is like someone tellingrepparttar 108104 Pope how to pray." So off went Nick using his same “high energy” sales pitch on every customer and focusing on what Nick wanted to sell - instead of findingrepparttar 108105 best benefits forrepparttar 108106 clients.

What happened? Nick flopped time and time again. A teammate (Bill) jumped in during one sales meeting and helpedrepparttar 108107 client to understandrepparttar 108108 benefits of buying Trump Ice. Bill maderepparttar 108109 sale.

Inrepparttar 108110 boardroom, George immediately noted his disappointment in how littlerepparttar 108111 team seemed to know about their prospective customers. And Donald chimed in by saying he had no idea why Nick thought his sales skills were so great when he had no clue aboutrepparttar 108112 customers he was selling to. Ouch!

The bottom line? The team lost. Why? Because Nick was busy trying to sell what he wanted to sell, and inrepparttar 108113 way he wanted to sell it, with no regard forrepparttar 108114 customer whatsoever.

The moral ofrepparttar 108115 story? Know your customers. They arerepparttar 108116 ones withrepparttar 108117 money. It doesn’t matter what you like. If *they* aren’t happy with your site, your copy, your graphics, your product, or your service… they’ll abandon you cold.

When you’re creating a business plan, when you’re writing copy, when you’re creating a website, or developing a brochure. It’s not about you… it’s all about them. If one ofrepparttar 108118 richest and most profitable businessmen inrepparttar 108119 world tells you target market research is vital to success, you can bet it is a wise strategy to follow.

Copy not getting results? Learn to write SEO copy that impresses the engines and your visitors at http://www.copywritingcourse.com. Be sure to check out Karon’s latest e-report “How To Increase Keyword Saturation (Without Destroying the Flow of Your Copy)” at http://www.copywritingcourse.com/keyword.

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