Expert Author Showcase: Gwen Nicodemus

Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Gwen Nicodemus in Today’s Showcase

A former engineer turned freelance virtual assistant for the freedom and diversity of the field, Expert Author Gwen Nicodemus thrives in a busy work life. From managing a wide variety of interests (such as reading, painting, games) to managing her children, Gwen throws herself wholeheartedly into her work to provide quality content for her clients.

First introduced to EzineArticles.com by a client, Gwen decided to convert her documents, notes, experiments, blog posts, and more into articles as a basis of her article portfolio to build her platform. “All I want to do is to provide helpful articles and solidify my own thoughts,” Gwen commented. “[People] follow my link to my website [and] those clicks tend to be the non-bouncers who stay around for a while,” she continued.

Gwen’s motivation and inspiration to write is inherent – she just goes to work. Sitting in an ergonomic chair in front of a split keyboard, two mice, and a giant monitor with an editor window and browser window side-by-side, Gwen staves off writer’s block by creating deadlines and tunes out distractions to prevent procrastination.

More highlights from our interview with Gwen below.

What are 3 challenges you’ve faced in article writing? How did you overcome those challenges?

[G:] Noisy children can often be bribed or sent outside to play. If that doesn’t work, they usually go to bed before I do.

[G:] Clients can interrupt you with email and phone calls, so if you really need to get an article done, click the phone off and close out the email window.

[G:] Blogs, Facebook, and Google+ are counterproductive while you’re trying to write, so close those windows down. When you’re not trying to write, Google+ and blogs are fabulous for piling new thoughts, tidbits of knowledge, and article ideas into the head.

What EzineArticles tools do you find the most beneficial?

[G:] Title Suggestions are nice if you want to write, but don’t have an idea of what to write about. I just stick in various phrases and see what pops out.

What advice would you give to new Expert Authors?

[G:] Make sure your website is on a stable link and don’t switch everything over to a new site. It’s tedious to relink all [of] your [articles] later.

Any final words to the EzineArticles Expert Author community?

[G:] You don’t need to be an expert on everything or even a whole subject area to write. You need to know a correct answer to one, tiny little thing, and then you’re good to go. After you’ve written about 100 tiny, little things in a general topic area, you’re on your way to becoming an expert.

Often the best rewards are given to those who aim to help others before they help themselves. Try Gwen’s strategies to overcome your own article writing challenges and consider Gwen’s example: You have to provide quality content that is helpful to others before you can reap the benefits.

Do you have a question or comment for Gwen? Feel free to leave it in the comments section below. On My.EzineArticles.com? Add Gwen to your Network!

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Sasangka writes:

I do agree with your statement: “You have to provide quality content that is helpful to others before you can reap the benefits”. It enlightens me. Thanks Gwen.

Comment provided September 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

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Hi Sasangka,
What a coincidence! You pointed out what I feel like saying!

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Treathyl FOX writes:

Truthfully my only challenges are getting traffic to my article so they can be read and then hopefully impressing the reader enough so that they want to share with others.

Comment provided September 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

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Joel Cotto writes:

Congratulations Gwen, Nice to see you on the author showcase. You deserve it. Good Job

[G:] Blogs, Facebook, and Google+ are counterproductive while you’re trying to write, so close those windows down. When you’re not trying to write, Google+ and blogs are fabulous for piling new thoughts, tidbits of knowledge, and article ideas into the head.

The statement above is real, it do distract your concentration in writing especially if there is intriguing post on the wall or sometimes people try to send you messages.

May you continue to inspire us all.

Good day and God Bless

Comment provided September 27, 2012 at 5:17 PM

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Joseph Dabon writes:

Don’t want to be a male chauvinist pig, but typical of a woman, you do make things look easy with your simplicity.

Uuuggghhh! How I wish article writing is that easy. Much more, to earn a living from it.

Comment provided September 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM

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Gwen,

You are so right that it is important to have stable links because if they change later on, the previous articles will have problems and if you have written a lot of articles that can become really tedious to fix.

Warmly,

Dr. Erica

Comment provided September 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

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Randall Magwood writes:

Congrats Gwen on the expert author showcase and for the spotlight. Your article writing gems are profound. Once again congratulations!

Comment provided September 27, 2012 at 10:06 PM

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Salihu S Dikko writes:

This is very good of you, for telling us the whole secret behind articles writing. Now, with these in place, many people must adjust their belts. Please, keep giving us words of encouragement to make us move faster and further. Thanks severally.

Comment provided September 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM

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Ulki Goswami writes:

“You don’t need to be an expert on everything or even a whole subject area to write. You need to know a correct answer to one, tiny little thing, and then you’re good to go. After you’ve written about 100 tiny, little things in a general topic area, you’re on your way to becoming an expert.” – Gwen

Just the right words to get a newbie started.

Comment provided October 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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sarah irfan writes:

Yeah Gwen rocks … she is wonderfull writer

Comment provided October 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

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