Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 10 - Share

Today is Day 10 of Jeff Goins' Great Writers Series.  Click the link for more information from Jeff.  This series has been very helpful and informative so check out this link for additional links.

Day 10's challenge is to SHARE.

Jeff tells us that Great writers share. Not just their own knowledge, ideas, and expertise. They also share the work of others and credit them accordingly.

Ways to share

-Tell someone else’s story. Few things inspire like stories; find one that moves you and share it with the world. These can be great illustrations for your writing.

-Promote a friend’s work. Find someone’s blog, article, book, whatever, and promote it. Don’t ask permission (sidenote: you never have to give someone a gift).

-Make someone else the hero. Use your platform (however large or small it is) to promote someone else’s work. Dedicate an entire article or newsletter or speech to them.

Whatever you do, do it secretly and quietly. Try to not get noticed. Don’t let your right hand see what your left is doing. Freely share the work of those who deserve to be noticed.

The challenge
Find someone whose message we need to hear and share it on your blog or via Twitter or Facebook. Wherever people are listening to you (even just a few), use that opportunity to talk about someone else.

This is something we can all do, and many do!  The blogging community is a group of incredibly supportive and helpful people.  I see sharing all the time and vow to share myself.  This is not difficult. 
Book launches, promotions, events...  Whatever it is, keep sharing!

And spreaking of sharing, Did you know that today and tomorrow Stephen Tremp's book Breakthrough is free on Amazon today and tomorrow? 

Here's a description:
“In a world about to be radically changed by a scientific discovery that will trump for good or evil purposes, a power-play struggle unfolds with breakneck speed and riveting drama in Breakthrough. Filled with intrigue, romance, betrayal, action scenes that have you gripping, some spiritual contemplation and quandary, emotions that run deep and strong, and packed with a multi-faceted cast of varied and multi-dimensional characters, Breakthrough is a novel you will find next to impossible to put down once you start reading” - Marvin Wilson, author and editor.”

You can check out Stephen's blog here:  Stephen Tremp or to get the book
click here:  Breakthrough


  1. Lovely advice, Heather. It is often the little things we do for each other that mean the most.

  2. Wonderful advice about sharing! I already got my copy of Stephen's book. :)

  3. I love the message of this post! It is a wonderful thing to share, especially through blogs. I also just downloaded breakthrough, looking forward to it. Thanks!

    BTW, there is an award for you on my blog :)


  4. Great advice, and it's perfect that Stephen's event is going on today! I'm trying to spread the word as well. :)

  5. Yay for Stephen! I read Breakthrough and really enjoyed it.