Hi, glad you stopped in! Let me explain things a little so you’ll know why you should be a regular visitor —
Wait a minute, first things first. What the heck is an Omnidirectional Writer?
Someone wildly capable of communicating in all directions (as I like to say).
You might be one already.
The contributors to this blog certainly are. They’re highly accomplished writers with diverse experience in business writing, grants writing, scriptwriting, fiction and non-fiction, lyrics and poetry … The point being, we’ve got some mad skillz with the wordz.
That “z” thing was kinda stupid, wasn’t it?
Little bit. Tell me again why should I bother to read this blog?
Because writers all have different strengths, and we can help each other.
Take me, for instance.
I’m really good with business/marketing communications and a lot of my clients won’t work with anyone else. The idea of writing a novel, on the other hand, makes me want to throw up, or hide under the covers, or change my name and sell insurance for a living. See, I have this problem with with the limitless landscape a novel allows. A novel can be anything — anything! — any length, any style, any POV, any time period, any you-name-it. I don’t know how to deal with that. For me, fiction is slippery, swampy and invested with bugs. Novels are all of those things, but on an Amazonian scale. I go in there, I might not make it out alive!
So don’t write novels if you don’t want to.
But I do! That’s the point. It’s my dream as a writer, my holy grail, my mountaintop, my Mecca —
So sign up for NaNoWriMo* and write one already!
Well … I did sign up this year. And it’s going kind of scarily well. But I don’t want to talk about that yet! The point I’m trying to make is that this crazy wordy life is full of high and lows, unexpected and breathtaking vistas, heart-breaking dead-ends and stomach-wrenching drop-offs. But, chances are, some other writer’s traveled that particular path already and can hand off a well-marked map —
You really are wordy, you know that?
For god’s sake, yes, I know that! I’m not an idiot.
No, wait. I am an idiot. I’ve spent all day learning WordPress and Headway and styling blog pages! This post alone is hundreds of words! I could have spent all this time working on my NaNo novel and not starting a new blog! What was I thinking!?!
*gasps for air*
Whoa! Not good! Try breathing into this paper bag. That’s supposed to help.
Good thing you were here.
You should just finish this post for now. Then have a little dinner … Maybe a drink.
Right, right. Good idea. Here goes:
Please bookmark this page! Add OW to your RSS! Sign up for email updates and our newsletter!
Crap. Some of that stuff isn’t working yet. Look, just read the thing and email me if you like. My address is on the Contact page.
Oh, yeah — there will be some cool freebies coming your way if you sign up for OW email. Not this month, of course, because of that whole NaNoWriMo thing. And not December, either, because of, well, cookie-baking and holiday parties and all that. Maybe January. How’s that sound?
January’s good. Everyone like free things in January.
Cool. I’ll add it to the calendar.
Just one more question. We’re not going to do this fake dialogue thing all the time, are we?
Oh, hell no! It’s exhausting. My next post will probably be, like, 20 words long. But thanks again for showing up today.
And the paper bag.
You want that back?
Nah, I’m good.
Okay, then. Bye!