by Yvonne DiVita
I'm talking storytelling and communication, of late. I am putting my focus back on my core passion - writing, sharing, supporting women who want to succeed in business in a digital world. It all involves communication skills that get tangled up in 'social media' - when they should stand on their own.
- You must learn how to write well.
- You must never believe you know how to write well enough.
- You must to learn how to write well over and over again.
- You must not think you write well enough to stop learning how to write well.
- You must consider publishing, whether online or in print, to be taken seriously.
You must read. And then read some more. In fact, put down the business books and read the classics. I'm talking Hawthorne, Virginia Wolfe, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Tolkien, even the not yet classics by Stephen King and others who invent entire worlds out of thin air. Yes, even Harry Potter. There is a wealth of learning in fiction.
And then, you can, if you are inspired, write your own book. Share your expertise. Become a sought after speaker and professional in your field, contributing the kind of content people will share. Publishing is your promise to your audience that you not only took the time to become a good writer, but that you will continue to study writing and improve, and by that purpose, help them become whatever it is they are striving to become.