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© Ugur Akinci
I’ve been interested in the healing and liberating power of writing for the longest time.
Since I was a child I wrote and wrote and wrote… I have no idea how many millions of words I’ve written during the last six decades but I’ve written movie reviews, essays, articles, screenplays, a Master’s thesis and a doctoral dissertation, letters, poems, daily news stories and weekly commentaries, technical documents of all kinds, online courses, blog posts (obviously!), newsletters, press releases, diaries, business proposals, short stories… I sometimes wonder if there is any type of writing that I haven’t tried so far. Well, I haven’t tried writing a novel for example but you never know; I still have a good decade or two in me
Through all this, I was very motivated to become happy and productive through my craft. I never thought about anything else in life. Since I was a little boy, I always wanted to be a writer. But at times the going got rough. Even though I was never unemployed (knock on wood), I have to admit at times my income was not where I wanted it to be.
All that forced me to think about the many ways in which writing can be a bridge not only to inner peace and personal growth but money and worldly success as well.
For the last year I read every motivational and self-help book I could get my hands on, and listened to every motivational CD I could afford. I’m still in the midst of this wonderful self-exploration and transformation process.
Since I really do love my fellow writers and empathize with what they go through in life to build a career for themselves, I all of a sudden felt this strong urge to share what I’ve learned (and still continue to learn to this day) about writing and success.
Thus was born this new and totally free newsletter that I’m proud to present to you today: “Write for Success! Motivation Newsletter”
In every weekly issue you’ll receive thought-provoking and (hopefully) soul liberating anecdotes, ideas, stories about the writing life, our ups and downs as writers, and suggestions to tackle the obstacles ahead of us and sail smooth to the new life ahead — a life of abundance, joy, and pride.
So I invite you to subscribe to this brand new newsletter today and let me know what you think. Better still: since you’re reading this, the chances are you’re a writer. Why don’t you share your own motivational wisdom and success story with the other writers? This newsletter belongs to us all.
With respect and love, I salute you!
(Once upon a time Baba Muktananda has thought me this: Love without respect is not possible. It’s not real love. And respect without love is just another way of hedging our bets. It’s just another form of fear. Thus, first comes respect. Love, later.)