Confucius once said, “Whenever possible, be clear!”
Simplicity, a word most writers don’t get.
Have you ever read a material that gives you a headache after a few paragraphs? Or, you still don’t understand the topic even after page 50!!??
Let’s face it; a lot of writers love to use highfalutin writing style to impress their readers.
Before going any farther, let me introduce myself.
Hi! My name is Kerrie Munson, 44, a Full-Time Writer. Manchester, England is my home and I have two lovable and beautiful kids – four-legged and barking! They make my life fun and … unpredictable!
Also, I have an addiction! I won’t deny it. I am a book addict. When I travel, I never miss the opportunity to check out the libraries and bookstores. I get ‘high’ with the smell of books! Funny, I don’t get that with e-books! Ha! Ha!
Writing is another passion of mine. I started writing when I was a teenager and like any other teenager I wrote about good stuff – boys, boys and … boys!
Kidding aside, I wrote about a lot of things and some stuff I was able to sell too. When you are in your teens, earning a few pounds make you feel like a millionaire!
Also, finding out what you really want to do for the rest of your life is exciting. I knew, there and then, I wanted to become a writer!
So, I got into writing classes and read tons of books and articles. Some I love while others I just scan because I don’t ‘get’ the writer (why do they complicate things?). Anyway, while learning I kept on writing. Practice makes perfect, right? After finishing college, I worked as an executive in a popular company. It paid the bills, but it wasn’t really my cup of tea!
When I celebrated my 30th birthday, I did the unexpected. I resigned from work to fulfill my dream. I wasn’t getting any younger so I just had to do it.
So far, so good! I’ve been writing for fourteen years now and I love it! I guess Confucius was right again when he said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
I wrote a lot of articles and they were published in newspapers like The New Your Times, Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and a lot more. Right now I plan to write my first book.
Hey, I am not saying to quit your day job and do the same, okay? What I am saying is – this is my path!
So, what is my writing style? Uncomplicated, of course! I go direct to the point. I am a “simple” writer; using the simplest words or terms to connect with readers. Ostentatious (huh?), grandiose (huh?) or grandiloquent (huh?) writing style does not interest me. I guarantee that readers will understand the material. They may not agree with it, but they will know what it is about.
Ernest Hemmingway once said, “Write the best story you can, and write it as straight as you can.” Readers need to enjoy and understand any reading material. If they need to check the dictionary every so often just to understand what the writer is saying, well for me, it is time to have a bonfire!
Make reading fun and easy. Do that and for sure readers would want to read more of your writings!
So, what do I write about these days? Aside from the book, I write about finances, saving money and investments. Why the interest? I was almost broke a few years ago. Fortunately, my friend gave me some advice about saving money, good investments, mortgages, etc.
I know that terms like annuity rates, pensions, investments and stocks sound complicated and intimidating, but it’s not! Trust me; everybody needs to know about good financial planning and smart savings tips or tools. Be patient and learn as much as you can. Aside from getting a financial advisor, why not read articles that can help you understand things? Look for articles that can really explain financial stuff to you in the simplest way possible.
Check my website and let me help you!
Remember, I am here “simply” for you!
Pssst … Did you know … That the longest word in the English dictionary is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis? What is it?! Your guess is as good as mine!!!!!