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Hi

I like English, and it has always been my best subject. I'm trying to find which area of writing I am most talented in. I feel that I can write punchy, short prose well. Do you have any tips for how I can find the type of writing that suits me? Would I be better taking lots of short learning courses? Reading books? Any help you could give would be very helpful.

Thanks.

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Kudos to you on going after your passion to write!

To find the type of writing you most enjoy, I encourage you to freestyle write in various genres and with various forms of writing.  For example, you could spend a day writing poetry, another day researching and writing non-fiction articles and another day creating a novel.

Trust your feelings. You'll know by how you feel which you prefer.  From my experience, how good you feel when you write says a lot more than what a book could tell you.

Happy writing!

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Rhonda Campbell

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I can answer questions on how to get published in magazines and newspapers; how to market your own books; how to earn a living writing; how to write press releases; how to find a good editor; how to edit your own books; finding a good printer; finding a good book illustrator; doing your taxes as a freelance writer. Questions I can't answer include specifics around working with a print on demand publisher

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I have 36 years of experience as a writer (fiction and non-fiction). I am a book reviewer with Nielsen Media. I am a newspaper columnist and a reporter. I am a former radio station host and I am the editor of a literary newsletter, The Book Lover's Haven. I am also the author of more than 10 books.

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Writer's Critique Group

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The Trenton Times Philadelphia Trend Sisters in Style Essence Magazine The Pittsburgh Quarterly Obsidian II, etc.

Education/Credentials
I have taken numerous writing courses on book, proposal and grant writing as well as marketing and promotion

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100 Most Admired African American Women Who's Who

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