As some of you will know, I have been looking at different ways to market my fiction work. I wrote about the variety of options open to writers. No More Duplicate Content, It’s Time to Think Outside of the Box Three solutions, to the curveball Medium, threw us last week.medium.com I strongly believe that fiction and poetry are slowly being made redundant on Medium. I don’t say this as a bad thing, as stated before, this is Medium’s prerogative to change things.
Eighty-two per cent of women have read at least one book in their lifetime. This is in contrast to 69% in men. As a female writer, I have supported many, who have been treated badly by their male counterparts. This, however, is not a new phenomenon. It has been happening for centuries within literature. The History of the Novel Orinoko was the first book ever published in English. It is thought to be Robinson Crusoe, but this is untrue.
Recently I received an email from one of my newsletter subscribers. She told me, she would be leaving my newsletter. It was a pleasant friendly email, where we agreed to keep in touch through emails. The reasons for leaving my newsletter was because she wasn’t a Medium member so wasn’t reading the posts I shared. This led me to think how limiting writing for Medium is. When we pursue one platform only we are limiting our followers to that platform only. So I went on a search for another writing platform. I expected to find a platform similar to Medium, but not as advanced. What I did find surprised me.
Six effective tips to break the dreaded writer’s curse. When I wrote my last post, before my daughter was born. I envisaged a couple of days rest. It had been a week and I had little inspiration to write. I have never been inflicted with writer’s block. Listening to other writers I know it happens, often. For some this has been a real problem. There are several effective methods to end writer’s block.