I spoke Monday about a killer idea entering my head this weekend. This is the time when planning wasn't necessary. I didn't stop to plan anything I wrote for my life. This is okay. It is okay to go rogue sometimes. To ignore all the writing advice and do it your way. There is a song somewhere there. I'm going to admit something shocking now. I hardly ever plan my articles. I have an idea and I write it. Although I always have a working title, it changes as the article grows. There are many occasions that the post changes considerably since the first inception.
My intended post to share today was a short story. I haven't written short fiction for many months. I missed it, so penned a short story last week. I had the feeling when I finished that the story, it could be so much more than 2000 words. When I came to editing it, this weekend, my partner read it over my shoulder. She echoed my feelings, it was bigger than a short story. It is now an idea taking hold for my third novel. This time a dystopian. My advice to all writers is to write what you read. My two favourite genres are crime and dystopian. My second book is a crime thriller, it seems poetic that my third will be dystopian. How to ride the wave.
You will read many articles that speak about making money as a writer. The majority of the advice they offer is how to format and write articles. There is, however, another way you can make income from the articles you write. You can use your writing to advertise a second business. This can be through directly linking to the service or product you offer or by growing your brand. Once you have grown your brand and are recognised as an authority in the topic, you can start advertising. I started writing seriously five years ago. Like many new writers, I thought the money would be rolling in within a year. I read all the articles that said it could take at least five years to build a brand, still, I thought I knew better. My main aim was to make money on the articles I wrote. How do you build a second business though?
Showcase Sunday - An opportunity to guest blog for my successful website and publication. One of the most effective ways of attracting more followers is to guest blog on a popular site. Although, this process doesn’t always earn you money, what it does do is increase eyes on your work. Most publications will let you … Continue reading The Importance of Guest Blogging to Grow a Following
Is there a better time to concentrate on your writing? If you would like to take your writing to the next level then you might consider my mentoring sessions. £10 for half-hour zoom session. You choose th subject you would like to improve and I will provide advice and resources to help with this. I also … Continue reading Introducing Mentoring Sessions
As many of us write as a side hustle, we have to find a time where we can, to write. When you are trying to squeeze all your writing into a couple of hours, it is essential to work smart. Working smart means do as much as you can in the time you have. these five tips will help you accomplish this.