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Reuse your writing Editor's Notes #125
June 30, 2012

I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty tuna can
that I continue to recycle
in many different shapes.

--Augusten Burroughs

In this issue:

1. Reuse your writing
2. Tickled my funnybone
3. Interesting Web site

1. Reuse your writing
Reusing and recycling are not just things to do with plastic bags and bottles. You can reuse and recycle your writing, too.

If you self-publish, you own your work in all its forms, and you can do pretty much what you like with it. You probably already know about formatting your book as both a hard copy and a digital book (ebook).

What about some of these other uses for the information you so carefully selected and arranged?
  • An ecourse
  • An ezine or newsletter
  • A special report
  • A series of booklets
  • A coaching program
  • A certification program
  • An online course
  • A live workshop
  • Blog posts
  • Articles
  • A CD or DVD
  • MP3 recordings
  • Video
  • A series of podcasts

Some of these venues will work better than others, but most of us could be doing more with writing we have already done.

I'd love to hear about reusing and recycling you've already done with your own writing or ideas you have for repurposing your writing in the future.


2.Tickled my funnybone
Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding some people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. 


3. Interesting Web site
A different take on reusing in writing...


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