Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Day 15 #HAWMC
Day fifteen of the WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month which I have signed up for – a month dedicated to the art of writing about health.
We are half way through this writing challenge and today’s prompt appropriately enough is all about our writing styles.
Writing with Style. What’s your writing style? Do words just flow from your mind to your fingertips? Do you like handwriting first? Do you plan your posts? Title first or last? Where do you write best?
I am, as some of you know, a serial blogger. Not only do I blog here on Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer, but I also write here, here, here, here, here and here, and manage some blogs for clients too. If you think this sounds like a lot of work, you’re right! But it doesn’t feel like work, because I love it so much.
My writing style varies from blog to blog. I am most “me” here on Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer. Words just flow from my mind and heart through my fingertips and onto the screen. I plan the posts only insofar as I save my ideas for things I want to write about in my draft folder. I will read something on someone’s blog, or see an inspiring image, quotation or video and my imagination will be sparked. I add a link and a title to a draft post and return to it later to write about it more fully (this is a great tip for bloggers starting out and unsure of what to write about – pop ideas for blog posts into your draft folder, let them percolate in your mind, add to them when inspiration strikes, and then develop them into a blog post when you are ready).
My client and business blogs require more planning and research, but I stick to the same formula of adding links, sentences, ideas, etc. to draft posts until I am ready to write the piece more fully. When giving presentations or advising clients on writing for business blogs, I factor in writing tips about search engine optimization, keywords, headlines and calls to action.
And where do I write best?
In my bed, early in the morning, propped against a mountain of pillows, with a cup of tea, and the sound of bird song outside….which is exactly how I have written this post 🙂
Over to You
I am really looking forward to hearing about your particular writing style and what works best for you.