"5 keys to becoming a better writer" with liz curtis higgs

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  • 1. 5 Keys to Becoming a Better Writer Fiction or Nonfiction A WebinarwithLIZ CURTIS HIGGS

2. Key ONE:Tap into Your Best Resource:Your Readers 3. 1. Printed Newsletters Still Have Value 4. 1. Printed Newsletters Still Have Value Surveys for information 5. 1. Printed Newsletters Still Have Value Surveys for information Stories for illustration 6. 2. Email Newsletters Are a Better Value 7. 2. Email Newsletters Are a Better Value Contests with a purpose 8. 2. Email Newsletters Are a Better Value Contests with a purpose Content for application 9. 3. Reach Out to Friends, Neighbors,Groups 10. 3. Reach Out to Friends, Neighbors, Groups Bookmarks to pose your question 11. 3. Reach Out to Friends, Neighbors, Groups Bookmarks to pose your question Business cards to invite connection 12. 4. Facebook Is Faster 13. 4. Facebook Is Faster Connect with the world 14. 4. Facebook Is Faster Connect with the world Collect content in an instant 15. 5. Blogs Go Deeper 16. 5. Blogs Go Deeper Try out new topics 17. 5. Blogs Go Deeper Try out new topics Mine the comments 18. Key TWO: Create a Story Arcthat Speaks to the Heart 19. 1. Tell TRUE Stories 20. 2. Tell ORIGINAL Stories 21. 3. Use the Big W toStructure Your Story 22. Trouble Starts 23. Trouble Starts Change of Plans 24. Trouble Starts Change of Plans Point of No Return 25. Trouble Starts Change of Plans Point of No Return Major Setback 26. Trouble Starts Change of Plans Point of No Return Major Setback Redemption 27. Key THREE:Invest Time in Researchthat Goes Deep 28. 1. Why Research Matters 29. 2. Do On-Site Research 30. 2. Do On-Site Research Maps 31. 2. Do On-Site Research Maps Small digital recorder 32. 2. Do On-Site Research Maps Small digital recorder List books already own 33. 2. Do On-Site Research Maps Small digital recorder List books already own Computer, iPad, notebook 34. 2. Do On-Site Research Maps Small digital recorder List books already own Computer, iPad, notebook List questions 35. 3. Have a Strategic Plan 36. 3. Have a Strategic Plan Front desk of your inn, B&B 37. 3. Have a Strategic Plan Front desk of your inn, B&B Public library 38. 3. Have a Strategic Plan Front desk of your inn, B&B Public library Local book store 39. 3. Have a Strategic Plan Front desk of your inn, B&B Public library Local book store Museums / historic sites 40. 3. Have a Strategic Plan Front desk of your inn, B&B Public library Local book store Museums / historic sites Churches 41. 4. Talk to Anyone, Everyone,Always 42. Key FOUR:Train Your Voice to Sing in Tune 43. 1. In Fiction, Characters Need Their Own Voice 44. 2. In Nonfiction, We Wantto Hear Your Voice 45. 3. Keep Writing UntilYou Find That Voice 46. 4. Be True to Who You Are 47. 5. Keep Your Tone Consistent 48. Key FIVE:Edit Your Work Like a Pro 49. 1. Endings Matter Even More thanBeginnings 50. 2. Tension Keeps Pages Turning 51. 3. Avoid 10-cent Wordsand Avoid 1-cent Words 52. 4. Get Out of Your Headand Into Your Readers Heart 53. 5. Get Help fromPeople You Trust 54. 5 Keys to Becoming a Better Writer Questions for Liz?