How to Edit Effectively and Quickly

The process I follow, when editing my articles. Editing is a difficult part of writing, but an essential one. It is the part of writing I dislike the most. My advice to writers publishing a large piece of work, such as a novel, is to hire a professional. Months of working on one piece of work can do strange things to your mind. Words you read are what you think should be there, not what is there. Hiring a second person helps overcome this. It may cost a little extra, but the gain in the long term with increased sales makes it worth it. I edited my first children’s book and there are mistakes. I should have hired an editor, but funds were tight. For my second novel, I have learnt from my mistakes. I will be hiring an editor. To hire an editor for every post you write, would be slow and expensive. For blogging, we need to rely on our skills.  Once you have written your post, let it sit for a day or two.  Here is my five step process.

Re-ignite Your Passion in Writing with New Beginnings

My new writing space has inspired me to write more. What does your writing space look like? Ronald Dahl wrote in a shed at the bottom of the garden. As much as I enjoy listening to other writer’s journeys, I love nosing in their writing spaces. A New Writing Space As some may know, we are … Continue reading Re-ignite Your Passion in Writing with New Beginnings

The Essential Skills to Read Like a Writer

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. — Dr Seuss Reading is a very personal hobby and one I have enjoyed for many years. Some of my best memories are of accompanying my mum to the library. To this day, there is a constant stream of paperbacks passed back and forward, between us.  Speed is not essential in reading, as long as you are enjoying yourself.  However, like any skill the more you practice it the better you get. 

My Hidden Talent – Tell Us Ten Things About Yourself

Having read my writing, here are ten things you may not know about me. 1) My Main Profession My full-time job is as a Deputy Head of an Independent school. We specialise in students who have behaviour problems. Most have been excluded from mainstream school. The students are a lively bunch and it can be … Continue reading My Hidden Talent – Tell Us Ten Things About Yourself

How To Start a Medium Publication.

Step by step guide to your first Medium publication. Publications are spoken about, by Medium writers, as much as curation. This week I have also seen more than one writer asking how to set up a publication. So here is a basic guide to starting your publication. As with everything I am sure I will forget to cover everything, so if you have any questions feel free to add them to the comments below.

6 Easy Methods to Increase Followers

Whether writing on Medium or independently, these six tips will help gain followers. I have been running an experiment for a month. Does consistent writing increases followers, more than unlocking posts? The results were staggering. Unlocking posts and publishing every day, raised my followers by 113 over one month. Locking posts and publishing every day, raised my followers by 150 in the same time frame. The Number 1 Tip