Fiction is notoriously hard to market. However, there are many authors that make a good living from writing fictions. Many platforms are moving towards non-fiction articles. Medium is one platform, that has clearly moved away from fiction and poetry. If you are serious about writing you have to adapt and change. If you are a fiction writer or poet what can you do?
Who would you invite? So as the year draws to a close, it is time to arrange the best New Year’s party you can. This might seem a little early but invites need to be sent. You have decided to have a small dinner party of six people including yourself. The rules, you can invite anyone alive or dead. All you need is to come up with five names and tell us why you would invite them.
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 applications 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.
When I was sixteen I carried out a career choice test to tell me what job I was going to do in the future. It was one of those boring, long screening exercises where you tick a number of boxes. One week later I was informed, a computer had decided the ideal job for me was Youth and Community Worker. Yea, right I thought.
A commonplace book is a resource or collection of idea’s, quotes, and observations. Commonplace books are believed to have been around since antiquity. Guides to writing a commonplace book, date back as early as the 17th century. The purpose is to keep hidden gems for use later. The commonplace book does not have to be a notebook but could be a series of index cards. The project is as individual as the writer. It could even be a board on Pinterest if you enjoy technology. I prefer to take notes and then add them later, you might have another method. Again this is down to the individual choice.
For many years I have been obsessed with quotes. My commonplace book has quotes from a variety of sources. Life quotes are those that follow you throughout the ages. Whether it is the first sentence or beautiful prose, I write them down. There are, however, five life quotes that have given me strength. Mantra’s to live by.