The Writer And The Web
If your dream is to get published, the chance is before you.
The web has opened the portals of opportunity to all
aspiring writers, freelance writers, established writers
actually, to all writers. It?s a whole new world with unlimited
access to ideas and subjects for writers. Endless resources
and information are available at the click of your
mouse to help you get started.
It?s up to you to exercise due diligence to fulfill that
dream of becoming a writer. It does not happen
overnight. It all starts with that first, small step towards
pursuing your dream. The internet offers all kinds of
avenues for anyone who has ambitions to write.
Where do you begin?
Read what the multitude of e-zines and newsletters have
to offer. This gives you an idea of what interests people
as they spend more and more time surfing the web. Find out
what the current trends are. Pay attention to issues that
tend to pop out here and there, again and again. Subscribe
to pertinent groups or forums that can be helpful in your
quest. Keep up with the current trends, stay abreast with
the latest news, be interested in anything and everything.
Open up your mind.Then, you can decide which venue is
for you.Ask yourself,does mainstream interest you? Or
would you rather explore specific areas of interest?
Assess your inclinations, your passions,your hobbies.
What are your beliefs, your social, religious and economic
outlook? Make a list. In your career, what is your area of
expertise? Do you write reports? Do you keep a journal?
A diary? You?re already a writer!
Get excited about writing down your ideas. The golden
opportunity is before you, as never before. Actually,
jumping in the bandwagon of writing for the internet can
be overwhelming for the faint of heart, confusing for
the skeptic, yet exciting for the go-getter.
Which one are you?
The internet is open to all segments of society and to
people from all walks of life. Access is not limited to the
technologically inclined. It is no longer as initimidating as
it was when the information superhighway first opened in the
20th century. People are less apt to admit their computer
illiteracy, rather, more members of our society are learning
how to navigate the cyberspace.
Learn about the basic rules of writing for the web. Cyber
readers tend to be fast thinkers, speed readers, with only
seconds to spare.If you want to grab their attention, remember,
you only have precious few seconds to do it.
Take heart. You already know this. You love to see your
by-line. The web will help you get your name out there.
The more you write, the better you?ll get at it. Technically,
if your work gets published on-line, you are considered published.
Only thing, writing for the web for the countless e-zines
and newsletters and websites is not for those who intend
to make a living from their writing. Not at the start.
If you are willing to write and submit your articles for
free, don?t miss out. For the aspiring writer, it is a good
way to start. The more you write, the more exposure you
will get, readers will get to know your name. Writing for
the internet helps to drive traffic to your website.
Give it a try.
About the Author: Bonnie Moss writes about spirituality, tools available to all to walk the path. Visit her website , a metaphysical site that offers information on tarot, crystals, aura, journalling and related topics. Her various articles are published on e-zines and newsletters. She offers guidance and counselling through the wisdom of tarot. Visit her website http://goldencupcafe.tripod.com