Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Gini Graham Scott in Today’s Author Showcase
With over 50 books published by major publishing companies and an additional 24 books published by her own publishing company, it is clear you may learn a thing or two from Expert Author Gini Graham Scott.
For over 30 years, Gini has written articles for newspapers and magazines ranging from client requests to helping clients explore fields such as writing books, publishing, screenplay writing, and more. Prolific on a variety of subjects, Gini repurposes her quality and original articles by compiling them into books and vice versa (from her books to articles) to reach new audiences.
With years of experience under her belt, Gini has found solutions to ensure her writing time is time well spent. Having learned to channel her focus through a visualization method, Gini soon found her own unique technique to combat procrastination, writer’s block, and more. “[When] I first started writing over 30 years ago, I would imagine energy coming up from the earth and down from the sky and swirling around in my body, and then pouring out through my hands,” she said. “Then, I would go to my typewriter… and would write. After a while, I didn’t need to use any kind of visualization; I would just go to the typewriter and write.”
An Article Writing Master’s Strategies
- Time Management: “[Block] out the time for writing an article, chapters for a manuscript, query letters, script, or other materials, and sit down and start writing.”
- Get Organized: When you become more practiced in organizing your writing efforts, you will be able to mentality outline. For new article writers, get organized by writing an outline of topics and then write.
- Write First, Then Edit: Divide your writing into an “initial writing” stage and then an “edit and polish” stage. “I divided the process into the initial writing, which is largely a creative process of writing whatever comes to mind, and then I go back and do a edit and polish.”
- Find Focus: Find a distraction-free zone. For Gini, this is writing on her computer in a quiet room of her house.
Gini’s Advice For New Expert Authors
One mistake many new writers make is focusing on the end result (e.g. traffic, conversions, money, etc.) that they lose sight of quality. They also lose sight on how quality articles can be repurposed to amplify their efforts.
Gini recommends “[rather] than thinking of making money from your articles… look at how you can use your articles to build a platform so you can sell books, do workshops and seminars, obtain speaking engagements… Also, consider turning your articles into videos…” All of these platforms extend the life of your work and contribute to building your credibility, which in turn will amplify your results.
Discover how you strengthen your article writing efforts by using Gini’s strategies to build and extend the life of your library of quality articles. Doing so will not only drive traffic to your blog or website, but it will increase your credibility too!
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