Monna Ellithorpe has been writing in journals, diaries and creating short stories since her teen years.
She didn’t have the “happily ever after” life she had dreamed of. Writing became a way to release the never ending ideas, thoughts and sentences that rambled around in her mind; waiting to find a place in a story. This writer and blogger lives in Fort Myers, FL. and continues to write short stories and articles while working on her first novel. Monna also helps others to publish their books, is creating a writing course and offers a Facebook based Writing Workshop. Request membership HERE.
How did you get into blogging? What made you choose this path?
Blogging just seemed the natural way of the online world to brand yourself and your name. It is a place for people to learn more about you and your work.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you first started your business?
I wish that I knew to ignore every new opportunity or business that comes along. You have to decide for yourself what is going to work for you and stick with it. If you aren’t happy with what you are doing, it’s too easy to wander off.
What is your most proud blog related achievement? How did it affect you and/or your business?
I think I would have to say when I gained the confidence in my writing and realized that there are people out there that I can help or influence with sharing what I’ve been through in my life.
Please share a blog post that you want to highlight? Why did you choose this one?
I chose I Walked Among Angels Today because so far in my writing career, this piece is the one that I feel has the most emotions. It was an amazing experience for me.
How do you manage time to run your business efficiently?
I don’t have a good answer to this one right now. I am just now beginning to be online full time again after 6 years of caring for my 2nd Mom who has Alzheimer’s Disease. She is now in a Memory Care Unit where they are trained to take better care of her than I can at this phase of her disease.
What aspects of your business do you want to learn more about?
Anything and everything I can about writing and creating stories that people will want to come back for more and to hold their attention throughout the whole story I’m telling. I also need to learn more about marketing.
When you aren’t working, what do you like to do for fun?
I’m not one to be much of an outdoors person, so even when I’m not online or on the computer, I’ve got ideas in my head about another story line or something new to add to my new author site.
What else do you want us to know about you?
I’m ready for some “me” time. I love my 2nd mom to pieces but there has been a great weight lifted off of me now that she is under the care of professionals and I am not responsible for her safety here at home.
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