Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Have a Love For Writing

What to look for in a Great Communicator, part 2

Have A Love For Writing
“The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can't help it.”
Leo Rosten

I’ve never tired of writing and disseminating information.  The best communicators also share this quality. I spend a good portion of my day writing, whether it’s news stories, business proposals, on my blog, facebook or twitter.  In social media, I usually write more informational pieces than simply “what I’m doing.”  Part of the reason for that is my personal life is rather mudane!  The main reason is I like writing things of value to the readers/viewers, whether it's the latest news, weather forecasts or other useful or interesting information. While many might know me mostly as a meteorologist, I spent many years as both a meteorologist AND a news anchor/reporter and won awards in Tennessee and Kentucky for reporting and news writing.    The ability to write well transfers to the ability to speak effectively in delivering stories on-air, and the ability to write well is practiced often…every day!  You not only have to have the ability, though.  You must also love it!

“For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.”   Catherine Drinker Bowen