Words On The Page

words on a page

Words on a page – where it all starts.

Whether it’s a post, a radio interview, or a keynote address, events like these represent great opportunities for a writer to build audience and generate income – and they all start with words on the page.

Yesterday, I was interviewed on Vermont Edition about a writing talk I’ll be giving on Friday, called Having the Last Word: How to Write Your Own Obituary.

Vermont Public Radio picked it up due to a commentary I wrote and recorded for them the week before.

Tonight, I’ll be giving the keynote address, Making the Most of Middle Age at the annual meeting of the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, thanks to my blog, The Middle Ages.

Wednesday, I’ll be talking about Getting from Here to There: A History of Transportation and Settlement in Vermont in New Haven, Vermont.

All these presentations represent audience outreach and income, and all started with words on the page.

So, it’s worth thinking about going beyond print to get your message out, and it’s worth remembering that it all starts with organizing your thoughts into words.

How do you reach your audience?

Deborah Lee Luskin is a writer, speaker and educator who advances issues through narrative and tells stories to create change. Read her weekly blog at www.deborahleeluskin.com

11 thoughts on “Words On The Page

  1. I’m so excited for you! The hardest part of writing for me was to share it with others. However, I have had several people tell me that they feel the exact same way when I share something, so it’s nice to know that there are other people out there going through the same things I am. Keep up the good work 🙂

  2. Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration: “All these presentations represent audience outreach and income, and all started with words on the page.”

  3. You are so right. I’ve wnjoyed speaking to groups and hope to do more of it. But first I want to get my book out. And maybe have a table of books ready for purchase and signing. My goal. Thanks for the insights.

  4. I found that when I wrote out my talks on ‘My Life and Works’ for the Women’s Institute I read one the first time, turned it into little cards with prompts in the second one and by the third one no longer referred to the notes at all.
    However, I am designing a new talk for next year and will write it out first and then see how long it takes for me to memorise it so well that I don’t need the notes!
    This is by far the most enjoyable method of selling books.

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