You have to offer something free – always.
Except, of course, if you are an airline.
Lucky for me, I am not an airline. I am just an old English teacher who knows that a little advice can go a long way. Here’s a little nugget from our recently departed Ray Bradbury – Relax. Don’t think. Write. Three short sentences that helped me write my first book. I scribbled the words on a notecard and taped it to the bottom of my computer screen. Whenever I was stuck or anxious or trapped in subject-verb-agreement, I would look down to the sagacious saying and get over myself and move on. I just kept tapping away and eventually a good word, sentence, or paragraph would emerge from its closed chrysallis state. It took me three manuscripts to mold my first book and twenty years of dreaming. This is what I don’t want for my dear reader reading this…that indescribable twenty-year wait. Even though the digital age has made writing a whole different platform from which to spring, people still need assistance getting started, staying accountable, or receiving advice or inspiration that will get them to their goal A LOT faster than I did.
I went the publishing route completely solo. I read and read and read and wrote and wrote and wrote till droplets of black font oiled out from my temples and dropped themselves to the scratchy page. I drove myself crazy with waiting, wishing, finagling…till one day, I got the call of a lifetime.
Call me. E-mail me. Let me help expedite your plan to express yourself to the world. I look forward to any way I can serve you. It is all about YOU! And, I am supremely happy about that.
Free session. No baggage. Plenty of leg room and you can exit any time you like.
Ruth—I had no idea you suffered through all the angst, too! Your writing is such a joy! BTW, I love the Ray Bradbury quote which is now posted at the bottom of my computer screen!
If there’s one thing I really like about Ruth Perkinson, it’s everything.
what KG said! Very generous and wonderful. Wished you’d been workin’ the mean streets several years ago! Don’t be shy folks… this is the chance of a lifetime to GET F****** started! Grab it.
Sign me up, please! I’ve written about 25k words of my first novel. I’d love any feedback, mentoring, etc. that I can get my hands on. What now? 🙂