How to Have a Successful Email List Without Using a Third Party.

Over the last couple of months, I have been working hard on my email list. Everything was going well, three weeks in, my account was suspended by MailChimp. The reason was suspicious activity. Anyone who has subscribed knows that I send standard author newsletters. I emailed them back and asked for clarification. That was three weeks ago, I still haven’t got a reply. As MailChimp had been recommended to me, I was devastated. The fact that MailChimp treats its customers like this, is another matter. I understand that accounts need to be checked. Not replying, is a great example of a company getting too popular, to care about the people who put them at the top. At the time I was tempted to give up on my newsletter, but why should I let one company ruin my writing career. So I looked for alternatives. I decided to go it alone.

How to Make a Fiction Writer’s Day

I am proud of my first novel. It isn’t perfect and there are many things I will change when I publish again. I am still proud of it. In Medium fiction makes a fraction of the money, that other articles do. But, this will never deter me. I will always enjoy writing fiction and continue to do it. How else will my imaginary friends get to escape? The characters in my head deserve to see the world. Some people will love them, some will only read my non-fiction articles. I’m fine with that. Everyone has their own tastes. You would never see me pick up a romance novel, for example. Fiction on Medium

How to Produce a Professional Blog

5 easy tips that will take your blog to the next level. Although many of us are making a living on Medium, there is still a need for a personal website/blog. A website will provide a portfolio of work to show to prospective customers.  There are many different ways to enhance this blog. This is even possible if you are using the basic packages on many hosting platforms. Here are five of the easier ways to start making that transition.  Make Unique Pictures

How To Discover Your Unique Writer’s Voice

In essence, it is essential to be yourself when writing. What is your writer’s voice? You may have seen the saying many times, but what does it mean? The articles and novels I like to read are the ones who have a strong writer’s voice. Simply put, a writer’s voice is an individual writing style, which can be made up of several factors. How to Start Developing Your Voice

The Good & The Bad of the Writing Community

5 things I love about the writing community and 5 things that drive me to distraction Since starting writing on Medium, a year ago, I have met some amazing people. The support I have received from everyone is amazing. None more so than my Facebook group — Blogging & Medium Support.  As I continue on my journey, I have also recognised some negatives as well as positives.