An amazing thing happened to me this week. A wonderful person made it possible for me to take Jeff Goin’s Tribe Writers 2.0! I know, right? I was (and am) geeked beyond measure.
Because of the work I did last week while trying to learn as much as I could about the course, I have already completed Module 1. It was comprised of 8 lessons. I learned about finding and refining my voice, how to find the people who are interested in hearing what I have to say and how to really hone my writing and make it shine.
That last one really surprised me. I thought I had the writing part of all this down pretty well. And I hated editing. I mostly edited for errors, not to tighten and refine the piece. This week I learned how to hack my babies up without mercy and piece them back together again to make them stronger and clearer. Now I’m having a hard time stopping!
I’m also working through the Intentional Blogging lessons. This is a bonus course which comes with Tribe Writers. It will probably take me a week or so to get through it. However, I’ve already learned how to put an awesome sign up box on my page so that you all have the opportunity to sign up for my newsletter and get an awesome gift from me!
Oh yeah, I learned about newsletters this week too. I even drafted my first one. If you’d like to see it, hurry and sign up!
This has all been a lot of hard work. If you actually do all the lessons and assignments, it takes some serious time. I’ve spent hours on this course already.
The other problem I have is adapting some aspects of the course to apply to a fiction writer. What kind of world view should I have? What kind of incentive can I give away? What should I blog about? If you know you want to help people eat healthier or become better writers, all this makes a lot more sense. It’s trickier if what you really want to do is write great stories that people want to read. I’m getting it figure out though.
My world view is basically that I believe people deserve quality. Quality life, quality food, quality books,quality relationships, etc. To live an abundant life you don’t need a lot of stuff, but you do need quality. I’ve decided on my incentive. It is going to be a book of short stories, written by me. And I can blog about many things, as long as I am trying to add quality and abundance to your life through whatever topic I choose. Jeff’s course is most definitely quality.
It has been a great week overall, with only minor frustrations. I am working hard, but I couldn’t be happier. I believe this course is going to get me closer to my goal of becoming a published author. Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.
Originally posted 2015-09-04 20:30:25.