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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/heidi.luedtke Heidi Smith Luedtke

    Research
    Read
    Write
    Refine
    Edit
    Pitch
    Follow Up
    Keep Records
    Explain
    Show
    Synthesize

     

  • http://coffeehousemom.com/ Rb-franz

    Read
    Observe
    Think
    Jot down/record
    Write
    Summarize
    Create
    Submit/Pitch
    Edit
    Manage

  • Priscilla Sharrow

    Think              
    Research        
    Create                
    Discover
    Read
    Inhale
    Exhale
    Write
    Organize
    Peruse

     
     

  • Lela

    correspond, pitch, draft, brainstorm, submit, search, edit, visualize, play, refine

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