Writing Career Exercise: List Ten Verbs That Describe How You Spend Your Worktime

by @thewritermama on March 19, 2012 · 4 comments

What will happen?

You’ll gain a better sense of what you do all day.

In a recent post in The Willamette Writers Newsletter (scroll down on this page), I described platform dynamic as I see it working for writers in various genres.

You’ve heard me talk about this in this blog (here, here, and here).

You can also see what I’ve written on the topic here. (I’ve written more in  The Writer’s Workout LINK and my Build Your Author Platform workbook LINK.)

What I thought I’d help you do today, was get started uncovering your platform dynamic. Because your platform dynamic is connected to what you do all day.

Here’s ten verbs that describe what I do all day:

  1. Write
  2. Teach
  3. Coach
  4. Trouble-shoot
  5. Edit
  6. Critique
  7. Administrate
  8. Inspire
  9. Learn
  10. Respond

Now your turn. In the comments below, could you please list the ten verbs that describe what you do in your writing career all day?

Don’t overthink it. And please do not include verbs from the rest of your life (meaning from the non-writing parts of your daily life).

Just give us the verbs from your writing life. Go! Dig. Discover…

What do you notice about your verbs?

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