21 December 2008

Welcome to Write for Your Life

So, this is it. Write for Your Life is up and running. The idea(s) for this blog has been swimming around my brainbox for weeks and months. Years, in fact. Well, one year. And a half. That’s a long time in the think machine. It’s great to finally get going.

You can read more about Write for Your Life and what it’s about on the, erm, about page. Now, that’s a lot of ‘abouts’, but the main thing you need to know at this stage is this:

Most writers are plagued by unavoidable distractions, like having kids, a full-time job or even something as seemingly innocuous as a social life. It can be hard to find the time and motivation to fit it all in. But it’s possible. And Write for Your Life is here to show you how.

How’s it going to work?

There’s plenty in store as we settle into our brand new webhouse in the great big blogvillage. But please don’t get your knickers in a twist if you don’t see a new post every day. It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s because I too have other stuff to do. Like go to work. And feed the cat.

Anyway, the idea is that the information on this blog will be useful to most writers. At the very least, you’ll be able to read it and think, ‘Yep, I’ve been there,’ or, ‘Blimey, that’s a good idea, I might give it a try.’

There’s loads of information on the web for writers, so I’m not going to pretend that what you read here is the be all and end all. In fact, you’ll likely think that some of what I suggest is slightly silly. But that’s all right. It’s okay to be silly, sometimes.

Essentially, it’s a case of:  ‘This is what I learned when I did this. It worked for me. See what you think.’

What’s coming up?

Here’s a list of posts that you might see on this site in the coming weeks and months:

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If you like the sound of all this, you might like to subscribe for free email updates. That way, you don’t have to keep coming back to see if we’ve got anything new to say. We’ll just let you know when we’re ready.

Want more information?

Visit our about page to find out more, or feel free to send an email to iain@writeforyourlife.net and I’ll get back to you in a jiffy. And by that, I mean quickly. Not in a bag.

9 Comments

  1. What a fab feeling website. I’m looking forward to all of it, but particularly to finding out what the heck a personal style guide is (though I have a firm suspicion that I do indeed need one and would like to thank you in advance).

  2. Iain (Author)

    @crowth Thank you! There will be at least two new posts appearing before the year is out.

  3. Congratulations on the launch, Iain; what a result!

    I love the name, the look and feel, and the direction you’re headed with the content. Can’t wait to read what you’ve got lined up for us all.

    As an honorable member of the Guild of Blind-Drunk One-Armed Cobblers, I have a personal style guide aggregated from The Guardian, The Penguin Writer’s Manual, and The Economist, but I’ve always felt a bit dirty pulling it from so many sources, and fear I may have caught something in all the bed hopping; a nasty cough or propensity for the semicolon, perhaps.

    Good luck with the blog in 2009 and let me know if I can help with anything.

  4. Iain (Author)

    @Nick Thank you for the kind words. And be careful not to combine your style guide symptoms – the lower half of the semicolon can be quite pointy!

  5. I always seem to stray towards a semicolon wherever a colon would have been a better choice. I just can’t resist the rebellious little flick.

  6. What a great site. Followed from your comment over at Maria’s website and already have you slotted into my Google Reader. Looking forward to the upcoming posts.

  7. I think this is a brilliant idea for a blog, Iain. I’ve subscribed to it and am following you on Twitter. Already I’ve found one of your links to a Guardian blog post very interesting.

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