Today’s question comes from Editor Panlist, W. Terry Whalin.
I resisted for a long time but two months ago, I switched cell phones to the iPhone 5 (my first smartphone). It comes with no instruction book. Yes much of the phone is intuitive. Yet if you want to use your phone to the fullest capability–which I do–I needed more information. I read where novelist Philip Roth is working his way through iPhone 5 for Dummies (http://amzn.to/THCnaq). I thought it was a brilliant idea and purchased a copy.� I have miles to go in my learning process but each day I’ve been working through some of the book and learning new ways to use my phone.
I read it repeatedly in the advice about how to be successful: You have to choose to continue to grow and learn new insights. Over the next few days, let’s discuss different tools and systems that you are using to grow in your writing life. It can be something in the craft or in marketing or an online course or a book or an online video series or ???.
I look forward to your insights.
W. Terry Whalin understands both sides of the editorial desk. A former literary agent, Terry is an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing. He has written more than 60 books for traditional publishers including Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams and several of Terry’s books have sold over 100,000 copies. He has authored an innovative training for writers, Write A Book Proposal and has a FREE book, Straight Talk from the Editor. His blog about the Writing Life has more than 1100 searchable entries. Terry is an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Follow Terry on Facebook and Twitter.