Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Editor's Corner April 2014

I have always been inspired by writers, not just because of their talent and imagination, but also by their willingness to expose their private worlds for others to see. From the children’s books my mother read to me, to the classics I was “forced” to read in high school—even the occasional smutty romance—all impressed upon me how writers truly enrich our lives.
This has been doubly so of the people I’ve worked with—the clients who have revealed their deepest secrets and darkest moments, often for the purpose of helping others. People like Gwen McNutt, who after losing four sons to a rare blood disorder, wrote Angels Never Die to help people understand what the power of faith can do. Or Yvonne Perry, whose new book, Light Language Emerging ~ Activating Codes and Integrating Body, Soul, and Spirit, helps seekers take their spiritual journey to the next level.

As we writers tends to live in our own heads (hence the rumors that we’re all crazy!), it’s sometimes hard to remember the world of inspiration outside. This month, I suggest that everyone, particularly those of you who are feeling “stuck”, takes some time to read a few of the books on their wish list.  Or, choose some that you find inspiring, even if they are outside your usual genre(s). Whether you enjoy these books or not, I guarantee that you will learn something from them. It will make you a happier person, and a better writer.

Happy reading, and as always, happy writing!

Dana Micheli
Writer and editor, Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services

Writers in the Sky is a team of ghostwriters, editors, and book marketing specialists committed to the craft and business of writing. We work with our clients on all levels of the publishing process from editing and manuscript assessments to book formatting and marketing. So whether you are a first-time author or a veteran of the craft, let Writers in the Sky help you get your book out into the world. We also provide assistance with résumés, business documents, and academic essays. For more information, visit www.writersinthesky.com.

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