This month,I have a special guest blogger. Author, Candace Conradi. Candace does a lot to help writers with her Professorial writing Service. but she also has another dream to do more.
Below is her story, her dream:
If you have a writer’s heart you will always feel an emptiness in your life if you ignore your calling.
There was a time I walked through books stores and libraries, longing (actually, aching) to join the ranks of the authors I admired and yet wondering at the same time, What have I got to say that has not already been said?
Then I met a woman who changed my life. She told me that what I had to say was different from everyone else. Since then I pass her blessing on to whoever will listen! There may be no new stories but there are a million different new ways to tell old stories.
I remind the authors I work with of something attributed to Michelangelo. When he was asked how he carved his masterpiece, The David, he responded:
‘I didn’t carve it. I simply removed the parts of the stone that were not David.’
That is what it is like to write. A writer’s first draft is the block of marble. Once created, the sculpting of the masterpiece begins. The truth all writers must face is that without the block of marble, there is no story. Getting that first draft written has a greater likelihood of success when done with the help of a supportive community.
Writers form their stories in the silence of a quiet room or favorite coffee shop, but all creativity is fueled by life itself. If isolation is the writer’s workshop, then community is the writer’s laboratory. Supportive writing groups can be the life boat in the middle of the ocean when we feel our book is sinking! Members within groups become valuable beta testers skillfully helping each other shape their masterpieces. In a healthy writing community writers do not give up on their stories, they finish them!
Writers Inner Circle was formed to provide a safe haven for writers, regardless of genre or experience. Supporting its members from first word to self-publication, it offers weekly Q&A calls and will by summers end have six videos available to all members, helping writers break through blocks and get their books started. You can check our Writers Inner Circle out at www.writersinnercircle.com. Current monthly membership cost of $5.99 is good for one year if you join before September 1, 2015.
Writers may be a quirky lot but we change the world. Free your artist’s heart. Give yourself permission to embrace your passion for the written word. Even a few minutes a day can turn into a book if you are consistent. Your voice matters and your story is as yet untold, regardless of the number of books found in bookstores and libraries!
Candace Conradi is a bestselling author and highly effective writing coach. Her virtual writer’s village Writers Inner Circle (http://www.writersinnercircle.com) provides a safe online community for artists, authors of all genres, poets and songwriters to gather and be inspired. Members also have direct access to trusted vetted professionals who are able to assist them from the first line of their story to self-publication. Her private signature coaching programs for groups and individuals provide those same essential ingredients – encouragement, objectivity and support.
Conradi was honored with the 2013 Professional Women of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. She has been featured on the Padres Station, Channel 6 Morning Show, numerous radio and blog talk shows (many of those interviews are available on her website). She has been honored by the San Diego Public Library recognizing local authors for their contribution, Gallery 4311 Artists and Authors Series, as well as local hospice organizations. Her books are available on Amazon.
For more information you can reach Candace George Conradi through her writers website (http://www.writersinnercircle.com) or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To explore Candace’s work as an author visit her professional website at www.candaceconradi.com.