Hi, my name is Dan and I'm an addict...
Hi, my name is Dan and I'm an addict...I am addicted to writing. I have supported my addiction through sales, website maintenance, copy writing, ghost writing, network marketing, and the support of my hardworking and loving wife.
I call myself an addict because if I don't write everyday I go into withdrawal and depression. When this first started happening I thought I stopped writing because I was depressed and withdrawn. One day I realized if I wrote every day I felt better.
I am a student of the world. I love to learn new things and twist them into stories and poems.
I have a strong education in marketing and sales for small businesses because during my twenty plus years as a full time sales professional I had to learn how to sell and generate new business. I honed my copy writing skills through trial and error on my own dime. I studied the masters and learned from them.
As much as I enjoy sitting down with my partners and clients and giving business tips and encouragement it wears me out. I am an introvert. I get exhausted from going out on sales calls and doing presentations and at the end of the day I just want to sit down enjoy a glass of wine and relax while reading a book.
I usually write early in the morning. I find my thoughts flow better then. It is also the only time when I'm not out looking for new customers and partners for my network marketing business. (This is a great side business because I use it as a business tool, a coaching tool and for fun. www.sendoutcards.com/danwrites)
My goal and my dream is to support myself as a writer and to enjoy life with my wonderful wife and dog.
My addiction started early in life. I started reading at a young age and that got me writing and building my creative brain. My addiction has led me down some interesting paths and enabled me to enjoy life because I see things that other people don't. One of the downsides of my addiction is the problems that occur when I don't feed it. My writing addiction is easy to feed... all I have to do is write. It doesn't have to be great writing or even a complete story but I have to write.
I may never become as well known as Dan Kennedy, David Garfinkel, Steven King, Oprah Winfrey, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Jeff Goins, Seth Godin, J.D. Salinger, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury - you get my drift. I will however write and write and write. I am a writer.
Sales and Tales is a newsletter I publish and send on an irregular schedule. It contains articles and brain teasers. It is both educational and fun.
I am an addict...
I am addicted to the flow and rhythm of well written phrases and sentences. I am addicted to twisting words to create an emotional reaction. As a writing addict I get lost in words everyday and when I look up the day is gone. I support my addiction through my SendOutCards business. You can learn more here www.sendoutcards.com/danwrites