Is There a Story Inside you?
Are you a writer with a message for the world? There are definite signs that can let you know.
I’m talking about more than the fact your fingers have to be pried off the keyboard each night. More than the fact you do very little except write, write and write.
Maybe you’re not even aware of it yet. Let me ask you this, do you see something in the world that needs to be changed? Something you feel so strongly about you can hardly talk about it without raising your blood pressure.
Is there something inside you’re dying to share, afraid you might burst?
Any of these reasons would be reason enough to pursue getting your words out there.
But you need to know whenever we feel strongly about something, there will be resistance.
As with anything we do with great value, resistance will try to stop us.
But that’s okay. Expect resistance. Fight it like crazy, but expect it. And believe me, resistance is persistent and tries many tactics. He’ll be the one telling you:
Everything’s already been said
One fallacy that tries to derail us is the thought that we have nothing new to say. And the truth is yes, many things have been talked about again and again. They have been the topics of books, articles, papers, and even day to day conversations.
But they aren’t said with our voices. What we say will not be the same as every person who said it before us. How am I so sure? Well, for one thing not everyone has the same life experiences. Nor does everyone have your unique voice.
You’re not a good enough writer
Now this area needs to be addressed. Because it’s something we can do something about. I remember in 2012 when I came across a course offered online called Tribe Writers. I had heard about Jeff Goins on Michael Hyatt’s site. I liked Jeff’s style of writing. And what really appealed to me was his confidence.
And then one day I heard Jeff was starting a writing course and I heard me ask myself, “Why not check it out?”
I decided I had nothing to lose. Didn’t I always like writing? Hadn’t my teachers encouraged me in this area?
So I signed up. I remember going through the exercises and learning so much. And the first time I needed to submit an exercise I heard this loud sound, my heart beating out of my chest. I kind of froze and after a day or two. Yes, I was that scared, I went ahead and hit submit. Do you know why? Because I had read comments from other writers who were just as scared. And they submitted, encouraging me to follow suit. And I did.
When I received positive feedback, my confidence started growing and it felt wonderful. I knew I was in the right place.
What Tribe Writers is and isn’t
If you’re looking for a class that will hold your hand and tell you only what you want to hear, Tribe Writers is probably not for you.
If you want to believe all you have to do is X Y and Z and you WILL skyrocket onto the best sellers list within a couple of weeks. Again, this might not be what you’re looking for.
But, if on the other hand, you want to learn what you need to do to become published and you’re willing to do the work. If you’re ready to discover what your voice is and identify what your worldview is. Then look no further.
I thought I’d learn valuable information. I did.
I thought I would get feedback on my writing. I did.
What I didn’t count on was the community of writers I’d get to know and care about. Fellow writers who shared my passion and desire to make a difference with words.
The interviews Jeff provided were great. The lessons exceeded my expectations.
I felt inspired to sit and let my words dance onto my computer screen day after day.
You have nothing to lose
Tribe Writers offers a guarantee taking away any risk. You can join, give it a try, and see if it’s a good fit. And if you find it isn’t, Jeff gives you your money back. That’s rare these days.
And in case you’re worried that you won’t have the time you need to go through the course, you can even go at your own pace. You can repeat the course. I did a few times.
What could happen if you do Tribe Writers? Well, I have just written my third book with two more in the making. You could finally write that book you’ve been thinking about.
What it’s meant to me
I learned what it means to build my platform. I’ve increased my readership, my writing has improved.
Am I rolling in the dough? No. But I’m reaching more people with my words, something that’s important to me.
For more information about Tribe Writers click HERE. (Please note it is an affiliate link).
And just maybe we’ll get to read your story.
About Anne Peterson
I write words you can feel, sometimes they rhyme. If I'm not writing, I'm telling stories from my head, to little ones who call me grandma.