Sunday, June 17, 2012


I am chugging right along with the Great Writers series and Day 9 takes me to a place I find somewhat easy like Sunday morning: to connect. 

The challenge

Find a potential fan, friend, and patron (one of each) and reach out to them. Today. Don’t ask for anything but this person’s time. Don’t say no for them or apologize. Just ask. Make it an invitation to coffee (if a local connection) or to Skype. Do it and do it now before you lose the desire.

I have an affinity for writers, photographers, and other creative creatures. I'm drawn to them like a magnet and once I do I hold onto them with a tenacious death grip. Most of my connections whether it be personal, professional, or from social networking, are like-minded creative people. I have a very good friend who has published his own books and I try to support all of his endeavors whenever I can. He has inspired me for so many years. My other friends are natural writers and I follow their blogs religiously. Within my huge photography circle I am constantly amazed at the talent I'm surrounded by and value my close photographer friends. 

But for all intents and purposes I will select three people to fill the role of fan, friend, and patron. I think the role of patron will be the most challenging. Nevertheless, I will take the necessary steps to target those who can propel me forward in my quest to write and write well.