Have you ever thought about writing a book? I’ve often heard people tell me about their experiences and say they could write a book about them. The wannabe writers. The dreamers. It’s okay, you know, to be a wannabe writer that dreams of writing someday. But do more than dream it. Plan it. Make it happen. Look around your community for writers groups and events. Join the groups. Attend the events. Become involved. Write. Writers, wannabe writers, published authors, and bloggers in the High Desert of Southern California have access to amazing writing groups and opportunities. The Apple Valley Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley Ca, 92307, hosted a grand re-opening ceremony on Monday, September 9, with activities for the children, food for everyone, and music to boot.
Writers love and need libraries. The High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club (HDCWC) meets at this same library in a spacious meeting room every second Saturday at the Apple Valley Library from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. The HDCWC keeps an exciting agenda going continually for its faithful members and is planning a conference in October. If you don’t have anything like this in your area, start one.
Enter the writing contest this month held at http://highdesertblogging.com. This contest will give cash prizes and publication and will run through September 30. High Desert Bloggers Meetup group is having a blogging workshop September 28, donation only. This gives bloggers a great opportunity to network with other bloggers in the community. Again, if there isn’t a blogging group where you live, start your own. That’s what the problogger, Bill Belew, told me to do. I couldn’t attend his blogging meetup group. He said, “Start your own.” I did. It became High Desert Bloggers Meetup. If you want to blog and write a book, you should do two things consistently: meet with like-minded bloggers/writers and blog/write. A blogger can network with other bloggers all day for seven days a week but accomplish nothing if not sitting down at a computer, blogging. On the other hand, it is important for a blogger to get out and meet people face to face. Getting away from the computer also helps to get the blood flowing. Meeting people causes motivation and inspiration. This applies to writers as well. Looking up writing and blogging topics on the Internet can be inspiring. Need some inspiration to accomplish your writing goals? Read about people like Linda Formichelli (The Renegade Writer) who knows about starting out as a wannabe writer and becoming a successful freelance writer. I came across Linda’s post of her writing experiences and the tools she used to become a successful writer, and I’m inspired. One thing a writer must never do is never give up. I know we hear that phrase often, but it’s true. If you want something enough, you won’t give up until it becomes a reality. So keep dreaming. Write, and become a successful writer. Blog, and become a successful blogger. Make it happen.