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(And a lot of other new writing experiences too)
Welcome to week thirteen of the #WritersQuick5 series - where we learn about writing from fellow writers.
This week we feature Marcie Hill, a prolific writer, blogger, and content marketer. Marcie has a successful career writing for a variety of businesses and publications, including her own website and blog, Marcie Writes. I can’t say it better than her own bio can: “I’ve published over 100 articles in print and online publications; 3100+ blog posts; and seven books. My three proudest writing accomplishments are my interview with Dr. Maya Angelou; being published in Forbes; and publishing 62 Blog Posts to Overcome Blogger’s Block book and companion guide.”
Marcie is also an experienced public speaker and she and and I met at the Chicago Writers Association event, Path to Published, an event that she helped coordinate.
Let’s see what Marcie has to say…
Question #1 - Where do you write and why do you write there?
I write in my office at home because it's my space of solitude.
Question #2 - What is unique about writing for your particular genre?
The unique thing about writing nonfiction as a freelancer is that I can write about any topic I want. My topics range from small business to African Americans to roller skating.
Question #3 - What are some of your grammar or punctuation pet peeves?
The overuse of commas and the lack of use of periods. Stop writing one long paragraph please!
Question #4 - At what point in your writing process do you start to bring other people in to review your work?
If I'm writing a book, I hired an editor after my first completed draft. When I'm writing articles and not sure about the flow or need feedback, I'll request help then.
Question #5 - What advice would you give to a new writer about the writing process?
Develop a process that works for you. Learn as much as you can and ask questions. And when doubt rears its ugly head, kick it in the face.
LOVE that advice. “When doubt rears its ugly head, kick it in the face.” Damn straight! Thank you Marcie for taking the time to share your insights and advice with us.
Be sure to follow Marcie via her website and on Twitter. She always has so many incredible resources to share!
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