Landscape at Dawn and Dusk

Landscape at Dawn and Dusk
Flanerie Barcelona: Pathways at Dawn and Dusk © Maryhelen Jones-Raciti

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 2016 Bench #5 -- Zachary Petit

As you may have noticed, during May I've been a bench sitter (i.e. no walks posted). However, reading is not slouching.

So here we are at the end of the month and I've got an important read to share with you, especially if you are a blogger. It's Zachary Petit's book, The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: How to Write, Work, & Thrive On Your Own Terms (Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2015).

Taking it personally, "on my own terms" includes not intending to freelance (at least not yet), yet planning to keep blogging about wristwatches. In order to do this, I need to discover, research and write intriguing content. Petit's term for this activity is Ideation.  In the book, he offers 14 snappy, general categories for such discoveries including considering anniversaries,considering holidays, and haunting archives. I have unknowingly used his guidance in creating posts for my sister blog, Wristwatch Redux (see my post, Still Dialing Through at Twenty-Two to get a thematic sampling).

Thanks, Zak --now let's start walking again!   

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