In my monthly column for Loconeal Publishing, I’ll be sharing my insights into when to write, how to write, working with your muse, tips on creativity, tackling writers block, where to come up with ideas, how to market, how writing has affected my life, and much more.
The writing bug bit me five years ago, and in that time I’ve published six different titles in multiple formats and have sales in over 7 countries. I’ve been interviewed on satellite radio as well as local AM stations, podcasts, and newspapers. I’ve spoken at writer’s conferences, book signings, and individual presentations. I also have related articles published in several national print and electronic magazines.
So how did I get into writing? Like so many authors, I saw a need and sought to fill it. Initially, I realized that there was very little accessible golf training on the rules and etiquette that was professional and accurate. Learning from others was the standard. The problem with this model is the person teaching generally has had no formal training themselves. So I used the oldest form of education, a story, to explain these topics but I did so in a humorous and entertaining fashion. Think Emily Post meets Caddy Shack. Thus began my career as a writer.
Over the years I’ve made some mistakes and learned loads of information. I wish someone had guided me along the publishing path and to be more efficient in my writing process when I first began. And that’s where this column comes in. The goal is to help you be a better writer!
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Richard E Todd, author of The Golf Rules series and Short Stories from the Long Links, has been heard on the PGA Tour radio station and seen in On The Greenmagazine. Contact him at Richard@TheGolfRules.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wordpress and at www.TheGolfRules.com .