”Back again dear” The nosy old bat from the corner shop smiled, as I placed the clothespins on the counter. ”Do you take in washing dear? It’s just, this is the third packet you have bought in a couple of days.” ”The dog ate them.” I hoped this reply would satisfy her. Placing the money on the counter, I smiled and walked out of the shop. I would have to find another shop tomorrow, to buy more from. Couldn’t have the old bat getting suspicious.
Thank you to all my followers and members of my group. Recently I had become disheartened with the writing community. It appeared some writers, were taking for themselves and giving nothing back. I wrote a couple of moaning posts about it. Well, I am not too big to say I was wrong. Very wrong.
Us bookworms are a strange bunch, but do you know how peculiar? I have an obsession with books. I’m completely addicted. I collect them everywhere in the house. So bad my dad once joked, I could sell the house as a library. As a proud bookworm, I have some strange routines. For example, when I … Continue reading The Peculiarities of Bookworms
Tips for formatting successful fiction pieces Styling any post is important. Many writers on Medium use white space in their factual articles. However, you should be using it with all your posts, regardless of genre. Fiction on Medium
Free, writing applications that I use daily. As mentioned previously, the majority of my writing is completed on my phone. I find ten minutes here and there, to write a hundred words at a time. Writing applications can be an expensive business. As this is my side-hustle and I have a family to support, I can’t afford to spend money. Here are the phone apps that I use. Although many offer a paid version, the reviews are for the free versions. These are my honest views and not sponsored by any company.
Set yourself goals that challenge. If you read any post on improving your blogging income the advice appears to be, post more. Some writers get a viral post which makes them a considerable amount of money in one shot. I am not that lucky. I need to go with the other train of thought, that you need to publish a lot to gain a decent income blogging.
Over the last five years I have embarked on the personal journey to read the BBC The Big Read top 100 I did all this reading for FREE, how I did it later. I am going to point out a few surprises, highs and lows. I found the lows to be much easier to quantify … Continue reading 100 Great Books for Free