Throughout my writing career, I have been lucky to have some brilliant support. I have had my fair share of people who have gone out of their way to support me. I have to start by saying I appreciate every one of you. The majority of the writing community is supportive and understanding. The biggest unexpected advantage of writing was the community. However, there are always some that spoil the environment. You know the writers, those that only want you to read their work and offer nothing in return. Ultimately, these are the writers who will suffer. Here are the three things that always make me want to block a writer.
Criticism can be hurtful we all deal with it in different ways, ensure you don’t ruin a writers day. Last week, I had a day from hell. I was trying to complete my manuscript, whilst keeping my posting schedule on track. I committed the sin of publishing a post that I hadn’t checked completely. We have all done the same. I am here to tell you that it is okay to be upset by criticism.
Then one Saturday morning an email appeared in my inbox that made my heart sing. A publishing company loved my novel, but would I consider extending the word count. As a writer think about the feeling of getting a yes from a publisher. You can imagine how happy I was.
When I started blogging it was as a book blogger. The attraction of reading free books, before they were released, was too much for me to resist. Since then I have tried to review books, services and products when I can. In the current climate, it is always helpful to get stuff for free. Here are three methods to use your writing talent to gain free products.
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You would have to be blind not to see the number of articles dedicated to writing. Whether this is how to write a book, how to write a blog or how to write for Medium, there is an article for you. I have made a reasonable salary from these articles. This website is dedicated to those tips.
Recently, I have seen an influx of these posts from many writers. Some of the writers have only been writing for a month. You could be excused for asking what new skills you can learn from writers who have started. I am not going to condemn these types of articles. New writers may have some advice that no one has read before.
So what is my killer tip?
Images are an important tool to encourage readers to your post. They are an area that many writers do not consider. A good image can make the difference between success and failure of a post.
First, ensure the images you are using are copyright free. Ensure you legally have the right to use them in your article. Several sites offer copyright images the three that I use are Pexels, Unsplash and Pixabay.
The second consideration is which picture you are going to use to describe and add to your article. It is important to remember here that the image doesn’t have to convey the subject manner of the article, but could express the emotion of the article. Where you frightened, then a picture of someone being frightened. Where you angry then find a picture of someone in a rage.
Another excellent way to stand out from others is to create a unique picture using Canva. If you read blogs, I am sure you have seen the same images appear over time. Using a unique picture you have designed yourself alleviates this problem.