Is lack of engagement, due to selfish writers, or are some of us not good enough? For the last week, I have been having an attack of confidence. Is this why my writing is suffering or are writer’s too selfish to support each other? You can make the decision about which is more likely, at the end of this post. For the last week, I have struggled with my writing. I have missed all my goals and hate the thought of sitting in front of a computer. Two things have happened this week. The first is the school, I am deputy head at, had Ofsted. For those outside education, this is the UK system of checking and grading schools. A stressful time for any teacher. As well, this week it was my little girls second birthday. Those two things have meant that writing has been my last priority.
It is always best to have a set routine when publishing a post. This means that you totally ensure that your post is ready for readers to view it. I have a set list that I work through. Once I have completed this I am assured that the post is ready to be viewed. There … Continue reading How to Use a Publishing Checklist to Achieve Success
Book reviewing gave me a kick start to blogging. Now I aim to read like a writer. After every book I read, I wrote a book review for it. I then published it on several sites. Book reviewing was the essence of my first blog. I wanted to start a blog, the only thing I thought … Continue reading Why I Gave Up Book Reviewing
This is the prologue, to my work in progress. At present, the book has the working title of Hidden Feelings, but I am sure this may change. I welcome any feedback you have. He sat there crouching down in the wet grass, waiting for his dad to say go. A bead of sweat ran down his back. He followed it in his mind, it made its way between his shoulder blades and down the small of his back. Finally coming to rest at the top of his boxer shorts. Another bead started following the same path down his spine. He legs felt numb from sitting in the same position for so long. He tried to move his knees to regain some feeling in them, as he felt the damp grass soaking through. Everything over the last 16 years had led to this one moment and the anticipation was killing him.
Mention the South East of England and one of the features of significance, is the White Cliffs of Dover. This outstanding landmark has been in several films. It is an image that is synonymous with arriving in England. Mention a character of the South East and sooner or later someone will mention Dr Syn. Dr … Continue reading Vicar by Day, Smuggler by Night
Ten tips to write a biography worthy of any author. Author biographies are an essential part of your writing journey. It is essential when writing, that you have an author biography. In fact, the title lied you actually need two biographies. You will need a longer bio for your website and a shorter for other social media. These biographies shouldn’t be static, they will need updating on occasions. A good author biography is your way to introduce yourself to your writers. It is the first area where you can make a positive impression. It is the area that I struggled with the most with my writing. I spent many hours revising and changing this short piece of writing before I was satisfied. Here are 10 tips to write your author biography.
My main writing activity on every Friday is to produce my newsletter for my subscribers. An email list is essential for all writers. Why You Should Have an Email List It is your direct link to your followers. You can use it to advertise your products. You can build a relationship with your readers. You can … Continue reading Why Start An Email List