Writing to me is….

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Before I get into my post I just wanted to let you know that today’s post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour. This is a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. A truly innovative idea that creates
community among writers, bloggers, and readers!

In today’s hop, the blog featured before Nolan Wilson Freelance is 40blogspot found at http://mumugb.blogspot.com/.

The blog featured after Nolan Wilson Freelance is The Riddle of Writing found at http://www.deborahswift.blogspot.com/.

Please take a few minutes to read some of the other blogs. A full list is appended at the end of this post.

Writing to me is my passion and also my career. I fell in love with writing while in high school. I was one of those kids that actually enjoyed writing essays. While I may have
been teased a bit about it then, I am glad that I didn’t let these criticisms affect my decision to be a writer. My skills are now in demand.

Writing to me is structure. The more I write, the more I discover my geeky passion for creating well structured content. I love the structure of writing. This is perhaps why I tend to default to nonfiction writing. I love every step of the process from brainstorming ideas, conducting initial research, creating outlines, and editing the final draft.

Writing to me is continuous learning. I strive to continuously improve my craft and look for new ways to express my ideas and opinions. Relying on one writing style or format limits creativity. I always look for new ways to approach standard pieces of writing.

Writing to me is a challenge.  If you are not challenging yourself with new projects, new topics, and new concepts then you are not reaching your potential. My personal challenge is to find creative ways to write nonfiction content that sets itself apart in an online world that is saturated with below average content.

Writing to me is an underrated skill. While most people know how to write, there are very few that can write engaging and persuasive content that people want to read. Writing clean and concise content that is filled with valuable insights is what separates professional writers from the crowd.

Writing to me is powerful. Writers have the ability to reach large audiences. Writers can influence people with their words, shape public opinion, educate the masses, and leave their mark on society. What you write has more of an impact than you think!

This is what writing is to me. I look forward to reading about your perspective on writing!

Also, don’t forget to check out these great blogs, leave a comment, like their page, and share them with your friends.

1. Paula – http://hardlineselfhelp.com/
2. Stuart – http://bornstoryteller.wordpress.com/
3. Karen – http://karenvwasylowski.blogspot.com/
4. DK Levick – http://dklevick.wordpress.com/
5. Shannon – http://reflectionandreview.com/
6. Corinne – http://www.everydaygyaan.com/
7. Sonia – http://soniarumzi.com/
8. Sulekha – http://sulekkha.blogspot.com/
9. Dora – http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/
10. Sarah – http://sarahbutland.com/blog/
11. Marcia – http://insidejourneys.com/
12. Roy – http://royd-spiltmilk.blogspot.com/
13. Janki – http://janukulkarni.blogspot.com/
14. Tina – http://tinahoggatt.wordpress.com/
15. Thelma – http://widowsphere.blogspot.com/
16. Muriel – http://mumugb.blogspot.com/
17. Nolan – http://nolanwilsonfreelance.com/blog
18. Deborah – http://www.deborahswift.blogspot.com/
19. Jennifer – http://remembernewvember.blogspot.com/
20. Grace – http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/
21. Dora – http://blogaliciousblogs.blogspot.com/

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22 Responses to Writing to me is….

  1. GD says:

    Writing is both an underrated skill and an underrapreciated talent. Writers are unsung heroes. Keep writing; it’s valuable and it’s like oxygen for people like us!

    Visit my writing blog at http://shelleddreams.wordpress.com/

  2. sulekkha says:

    Writers leave their mark on society and on their readers minds, love your post Nolan. It’s such a coincidence that you have done masters in Library science and I have a Bachelors degree in library science. Great minds think alike, am so glad I stopped by…

  3. Paula Renaye says:

    Hi, Nolan,

    Yes, I agree, writing can be all of those things! Although I have to say that I enjoy the days when it isn’t a challenge! I love the days when the writing flows and hours have flown by and there are twenty good pages written. The feeling of being in that zone–that flow–truly feeds the soul.

    So nice to meet you!

  4. dk Levick says:

    Enjoyed your post.

  5. Good post – I enjoyed it!

  6. Tina Hoggatt says:

    I like the idea of a conscious challenge – although I agree with Paula, that the days when it’s all smooth and you ride the creative wave without faltering are golden. Lovely to find your blog, Nolan.

  7. Hi Nolan, I admire your battle against “below average content.” And in a world where everyone and anyyone has the ability to blog, it is great to see that someone is thinking hard about their content and how it is presented. A good lesson for everyone, and an interesting choice of points.

  8. Really great, and such strong comments on what writing is to you. TY for also reminding me (past this post) about the new google +1 thingy. Just found that wordpress has it as part of our sharing tools now.

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  9. thelmaz says:

    Since I’m now writing non-fiction, I’m especially interested in your post. Am going to follow this blog.

  10. Grace Elliot says:

    I agree with everything you have written, Nolan. This tour has an interesting mix of genres and your comments hold true for every single writer: be it fiction or non-fiction, poetry to romance.
    Grace x

  11. Writing is an underrated and powerful skill and to do it well, not as easy as it looks! Nice post! I enjoyed this stop on the blog tour. From the looks of it, at least writing is not a dying art! :-)

  12. I particularly like that you see writing as a challenge……I’m going to re-look at my own writing in light of all you’ve written.

  13. MuMuGB says:

    Thanks for this post and the link to my blog! Writing to me is also a challenge, not least because English is not my first challenge. As for you, you say it’s a challenge but it doesn’t look like it!

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  15. I did a Google search for freelance writer’s blog hops and found this great post and list! I would love to be added to the list, my blog is http://learnwebwriting.info.

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