Back in late 2009 when I was very active on Hubpages, writing posts about the craft of writing, I met a wonderful person who went by the name Scott Life. He would leave comments on almost every post with encouraging words like,
“See you could have charged 50 dollars just for that consult. You’re onto something here I’m telling you. You’re building a career…Is it obvious that I’ve been on my computer for three days straight?”
He knew my potential before I even knew!
And this very touching comment.
“You should know that most of my books success and structure I will attribute to you and your advice in these Hubs.”
Looking back to where I was then and seeing where I am now, it seems fit that I attribute my successes to Scott Life and the other Hubpages followers and commenters.
It really didn’t hit me that my articles were truly helping and inspiring others. After all, that was my goal, what I set out to do. However, I used to think that I had to “become somebody” before my advice mattered. I was wrong. In fact, I wassomebody then. I was the expert those readers were looking for way back then in 2009. Since then I’ve grown tenfold because of their support.
Scott Life and I were thisclose to working on a project together when I submitted a short essay for inclusion in one of his projects which unfortunately fell through. Still, I should’ve known then that our meeting was fate, letting me know I was on the right path just by the title and content of the essay (below).
I lost touch with Scott a couple years ago, but I appreciate all of his encouragement even more now than ever. Thank you to all who encourage me and believe in me! If you’d like to include how you will use your talent and desire to change your world you’re more than welcome to.
How I Will Use My Talent and Desire to Change My World
My world is full of people from both ends of the writing spectrum who are in need of some inspiration. At one end, there is the aspiring writer. On the other end is the successful established author. Even though I place myself somewhere along the middle of this spectrum, I believe my writing talents can offer that inspiration and motivation to writers on all levels of the spectrum.
Story telling alone is enough to transform an individual. Exploring the fantastic worlds of fiction is a magical experience that often inspires one to create their own fictional world to explore, as it did for me. Story telling is one way my talents will change my world.
Sharing useful knowledge about writing and publishing is easy for me. Like most writers, I have had my difficulties regarding writing and publishing, and I continue to learn new and exciting things regularly that I enjoy sharing with aspiring writers. I am confident that my words will put that adrenaline rush of creativity into those who read them. In my world, everyone needs a little push in the right direction. This world, mostly filled with dreamers, is also flourishing with an abundance of dedicated writers in need of inspiration every now and then from a fellow dreamer. I am that dreamer.
Inspiring, motivating and enlightening dreamers to improve creatively are ways my writing talents will change my world.