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 writersactually 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 and keep you going.
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 haveto offer. This gives you an idea of what interests people as they spend more and more time surfing. Find outwhat the current trends are. Pay attention to issues thattend to pop out here and there, again and again. Subscribeto 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 isfor you. Ask yourself, mainstream or specific areas of interest?
Assess your inclinations, your passions,your hobbies,your beliefs, your social,religious and economicoutlook. Make a list. In your career, what is your area ofexpertise? Do you write reports at work? Do you keep ajournal? 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 topeople from all walks of life. Access is not limited to the technologically inclined. It is no longer as initimidating asit was when the information superhighway first opened in the20th 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-zinesand newsletters and websites is not for those who intendto make a living from their writing. Not at the start.
If you are willing to write and submit your articles forfree, don't miss out. For the aspiring writer, it is a goodway to start. The more you write, the more exposure youwill get, readers will get to know your name. Writing forthe internet helps to drive traffic to your website.
Give it a try.
Bonnie Moss © 2005
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