Expert Author Showcase: K. Paul Mallasch

“Talent, persistence and luck are three key elements. The first two you can work on while you wait for the third.”K. Paul Mallasch, EzineArticles Expert Author

As a part of our Expert Author Showcase series, we asked K. Paul Mallasch to share some of his own thoughts on his article writing experiences, influences and what keeps him motivated to continue writing.

K. Paul is constantly thinking about his next writing opportunity and what he’s going to do with it.

He draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including his own experiences, personal conversations and compelling Internet posts. When he has too much on his mind, he relies on his own brain’s filtering system to capture the most interesting ideas. He says, “I’m always thinking of ideas. Instead of writing them all down, I let them frolic in my mind for a while. The good ones are the ones I still remember in a few days.”

Although this strategy isn’t for everyone, K. Paul uses it because he feels there’s no way to fake the authenticity that comes from his most compelling ideas.

He stresses talent, persistence and luck as the 3 most important elements to his article writing success.

Talent

With a background in creative writing – specifically, poetry – K. Paul adds an element of uniqueness to every single article he writes.

“I have an extensive background in poetry, which enables me to add a little flavor or spice to my writing.” He continues, “I write, primarily, to inform readers rather than simply trying to game the search engines.” This effort keeps the quality and readability of his articles at a high level.

Persistence

Persistence is as simple as sticking to your strategy and having faith in your efforts. He says, “When it comes down to it – the equation is simple. The Internet (plus) Hard, Focused Work (over) Time (equals) Success. Start applying the knowledge you have and stick with it.”

Luck

Once you combine your special talents and persistence, it’s only a matter of time until your efforts start paying off and you run into the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. K. Paul quickly found undiscovered areas to cover in his primary niches and he hasn’t looked back since.

He had one last piece of advice for fellow writers and, especially, newer writers. He says, “If you’re out there chasing the ‘Holy Grail’ or ‘magic bullet’ or ‘magic button’ – stop. Pick one or two ideas and go with them. Article writing for your websites is a very good place to start for the beginner. Pick a focused, narrow topic and start creating relevant, interesting content.”

To what do you attribute your article writing successes? Leave a comment to share your thoughts or post a message for K. Paul.

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kpaul writes:

Thanks. I’ll be around today if anyone has any questions.

Comment provided May 19, 2011 at 9:02 AM

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Susan Greene writes:

Paul,

Your articles are excellent, and you have an impresive website too. Do you publish the articles you post here on EzineArticles.com on your own site as well? Or do you create unique content for both?

Comment provided May 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM

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kpaul writes:

Thank you!

Most of the time, I create original content for both. Sometimes, though, I’ll use something I posted to EzineArticles somewhere else.

Which website did you find impressive?

Comment provided May 19, 2011 at 9:40 AM

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Wendy writes:

Great tips K. Paul, thanks for sharing! I enjoyed your article about ninja and pirate Black Friday shoppers; very entertaining! You forgot to mention my type: the Turtle (I retreat into my shell and stay home until the danger has passed). :-) Congrats on your success and thanks for sharing your insights.

Comment provided May 19, 2011 at 10:14 AM

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“Frolic in my mind”..
This phrase rocks my writing world!
I also glean many of my writing ideas from what I see around me, and now you’ve connected a dot for me that is opening new vistas in my mind:)
Much appreciation!

Comment provided May 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM

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Elena Neill writes:

Thank you for sharing your inspirational strategy in the performance of article writing. I somewhat use the same resources as you do; however, as for me, I need to add patience as one of the elements.

Comment provided May 19, 2011 at 1:18 PM

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kpaul writes:

Thanks for the kind words everybody. Anything I can do to help any of you, please let me know.

Comment provided May 19, 2011 at 8:19 PM

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Nagaraju writes:

Very good article
it was helped me to check once again

Comment provided May 19, 2011 at 10:55 PM

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thanks for great sharing with us,i will tell more of my friends about it

Comment provided May 20, 2011 at 3:07 AM

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Sakhsen writes:

Great Paul, good to read and agree with your words.

Comment provided May 20, 2011 at 5:06 AM

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This is a great one..nice article, thanks for share with us… I learn a lot with your words.. thank for the post

Comment provided May 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

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Without doubt, persistence is the most important quality I might go so far to say that it is even more important than talent.

Comment provided May 22, 2011 at 3:10 PM

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True, which is why I’m still chugging along. ;)

Comment provided September 4, 2012 at 3:16 PM

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