Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Linda Marks in Today’s Showcase
Specializing in mind-body psychotherapy, Expert Author Linda Marks developed Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP), a method that works with the power of the heart. As a pioneer, a leader, a speaker, and a coach, it is only natural that Linda writes from the heart too.
“My work and writing style is from the heart to the heart,” Linda commented. “I look at the heart of humane experience, the heart of healing, and the heart of relationships… I think writing from the heart and anchoring ideas in research into current trends creates high quality, meaningful articles. Better to write about things you care about than just because you think something will sell.”
Inspired by her clients, trends in relationships and society, articles from favorite newspapers and journals, as well as conversations with colleagues and friends, Linda constantly keeps her finger “on the pulse of relationships and social evolution.” This pulse provides ideas for meaningful articles that reach her local clientele and an international audience, gaining Linda incredible exposure in her field. “Articles are a way to reach people all over the country and the world,” she said. “Magazines started to approach me… presenting my innovative work through writing added value to their publications and provided meaningful information to their audiences.”
Linda’s Challenges and From the Heart Solutions
Challenge 1: The changing landscape from print media to virtual media.
[LM] I have overcome this challenge by moving from writing just for magazines to publishing my own monthly e-newsletter, blogging, and finding sites like EzineArticles.com.
Challenge 2: Overwhelm [sic] with the endless number of potential sites to write for with the Internet.
[LM] I have overcome this challenge by focusing on a few sites and publications. When people approach me and ask me to write, I usually say yes – if it is a good publication. Letting people come to me helps limit the overwhelm [sic] of researching the endless number of publications that now exist.
Challenge 3: Writing shorter pieces in a sound-bite oriented culture.
[LM] I am a serious writer and have written books as well as articles. As the world has become more virtual, people are looking for shorter sound bites, and have less attention span for longer, more in-depth writing. I have been trying to find some “key ideas” or “key concepts” that lend themselves to shorter written pieces… and rather than writing one long feature article, I might write a series of shorter ones with components of what once would have been the longer article.
Challenge 4: Time.
[LM] I write in short and long bursts. Often, I have just an hour or so between therapy sessions. On occasion, I have the luxury of three focused hours at a time… I try to make as much time as possible, since ideas percolate and grow between writing sessions… I find many sources of inspiration, and know it is just a matter of patience and time before new ideas flow.
Use Linda’s solutions in your next set of quality, original articles to increase your exposure. And remember: connect with your audience by writing from the heart to the heart!
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