Is lack of engagement, due to selfish writers, or are some of us not good enough? For the last week, I have been having an attack of confidence. Is this why my writing is suffering or are writer’s too selfish to support each other? You can make the decision about which is more likely, at the end of this post. For the last week, I have struggled with my writing. I have missed all my goals and hate the thought of sitting in front of a computer. Two things have happened this week. The first is the school, I am deputy head at, had Ofsted. For those outside education, this is the UK system of checking and grading schools. A stressful time for any teacher. As well, this week it was my little girls second birthday. Those two things have meant that writing has been my last priority.
It is always best to have a set routine when publishing a post. This means that you totally ensure that your post is ready for readers to view it. I have a set list that I work through. Once I have completed this I am assured that the post is ready to be viewed. There … Continue reading How to Use a Publishing Checklist to Achieve Success
Ten tips to write a biography worthy of any author. Author biographies are an essential part of your writing journey. It is essential when writing, that you have an author biography. In fact, the title lied you actually need two biographies. You will need a longer bio for your website and a shorter for other social media. These biographies shouldn’t be static, they will need updating on occasions. A good author biography is your way to introduce yourself to your writers. It is the first area where you can make a positive impression. It is the area that I struggled with the most with my writing. I spent many hours revising and changing this short piece of writing before I was satisfied. Here are 10 tips to write your author biography.
My main writing activity on every Friday is to produce my newsletter for my subscribers. An email list is essential for all writers. Why You Should Have an Email List It is your direct link to your followers. You can use it to advertise your products. You can build a relationship with your readers. You can … Continue reading Why Start An Email List
Revisit your goals and ensure your journey is on track. Everything good comes in three’s. So it appears, do career changing signs. Two weeks ago I had the hump. I was in a terrible mood and my family suffered. Why was simple. I was fed up with all the effort I was making with my writing, for little or no return. Be honest, we have all been there. The Problem.......
And how you can, to diversify your writing. Patreon has a follow button, did you know that? No, I didn’t, not until a couple of weeks ago when I was browsing through my patrons and found a lone follower. By the fact this follower is a solo figure, I guess the feature isn’t known and even … Continue reading The Little Known Feature on Patreon That I am Determined to Exploit.
Try to gain success at the expense of someone else, is never alright. Recently the negativity has been flowing again. Once again a writer has thought it was reasonable to call out another writer. Now I am not saying everyone on Medium is perfect, far from it and I include myself in that. But, I am bemused at the number of people who want to make it to the top, whilst trampling over others.