“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.
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 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.”
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.”
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