Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Miriam B Medina in Today’s Showcase
Gaining inspiration from life itself, Expert Author Miriam B Medina has a unique set of specialties that she uses to write reader-compelling, engaging articles.
A historian, a translator, a singer/songwriter, and a poet, Miriam shares what she’s learned to help educate people in an informative way. “Education is key to success in life,” she said, “and I aspire to help people succeed.” What makes Miriam’s articles stand out is her innate ability to incorporate her diverse background and personal experiences through narrative. “I believe it adds personality and élan,” Miriam reflected. In turn, these narratives engage readers and stand the test of time.
Success and Confidence Gained Through Perserverance
Currently an administrator of a non-profit education website, Miriam admits it’s no easy task to get published, get noticed, and to maintain your momentum in your efforts when you feel stuck. After learning about EzineArticles.com from a friend, Miriam saw an opportunity to promote herself as an Expert Author and to bring traffic to her blog and her website. “I thought it looked like a good opportunity,” Miriam said, “so I tried it, and it’s led to other opportunities.”
Reflecting on her previous despairing feeling of the overwhelming odds to achieve success, Miriam commented “the only way to get where you want to go is to keep going, to persevere. That’s what I’ve done. I’ve put my nose to the grindstone. I’ve collaborated, written when I didn’t feel like it, and pushed on,” she continued. “Now I’m a Diamond Expert Author with 135 published articles getting some love and appreciation right here for all of my hard work.”
Not only has Miriam increased her exposure by writing articles, she’s built up her confidence. “I have learned a lot on how to become a better writer thanks to my experiences here with EzineArticles,” she said. “I am more conscious of my grammar, my tense, my punctuation, my content, and the overall presentation of my articles. I’ve learned the catchier the title, the better. This experience has given me self-confidence in my creative capacities.”
Miriam on Writing and Writer’s Block
A typical writing session for Miriam is chaotic. In a cluttered workspace, with a scattering of notes, Miriam strings together her stories and education pieces “just as life and creation comes from chaos,” she said.
To overcome writer’s block, Miriam reads other writers’ works that hold her interest or to provide that spark of inspiration. In her article How to Escape the Dreadful Writer’s Block, Miriam recommends three additional exercises that naturally relax the brain and defeat the block:
- Try background music while you write – … this will relax you and get your mind focused on something else, loosening you up and allowing you to start the writing process in a state of relative ease.
- Try setting a tone in the area you are writing in – … it is best to choose a quiet, secluded spot in which to write. It’s even better using things like scented candles and artwork to set the mood and stimulate the mind…
- Put it down – That’s right, let the writer blockage think it has won. Let the mind drop its guard, thinking you have quit the process. Sometimes getting rid of your written work for a few days, getting out and stimulated, can get the brain working, the heart pumping, and can help you overcome writer blockage.
Try Miriam’s strategies to defeat your next bout of writer’s block and incorporate your diverse background as well as personal experiences to allow your personality to shine in your articles.
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