Writing lessons all authors should remember. I am an avid reader. No surprise there I have written many articles on reading. I also edit my own book review publication on Medium. Throughout my reading career, I have had many favourite authors. The ones that have fallen out of favour, I mean no disrespect to. It may … Continue reading 5 Writing Lessons From Authors Who Have Disappointed Me
Are spelling and grammar important when writing? It is a question I ask myself daily, during teaching. I work with some of the most reluctant students. Many have been excluded from school for behaviour reasons. Students exhibit behaviour for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is that they struggle at school. It is … Continue reading How Important is Grammar and Spelling in Writing?
Why journal and what type of journal to use? For as long as I can remember I have written a journal. When I was smaller it was called a diary. Looking back on those early diaries I always smile. Arguments with friends, boys I fancied are all written down. Lately, journalling has become an important … Continue reading How to Gain The Benefits From Journalling
Part Three Days 21-30 Posting every day for 30 days is one of the hardest challenges I have undertaken. Full-time writers find this a ridiculous statement. However, having come from posting a couple of times a week to every day for a month it has been a huge achievement for me. Throughout the process, I … Continue reading Post Every Day for 30 Days
If it doesn’t feel right when you write it, then scrap it. There are several elements that make up a good novel. The main elements you need to consider when planning your novel are: Setting Where are you setting your novel? Is it a fantasy land of which you are designing all elements of or is … Continue reading The Elements of a Successful Novel
I am determined to become better at blogging, without spending anything. I saw a course today for mastering Medium that’s cost $500 about £385. As a new blogger and writer, there are few of us who can afford this, when starting out. The course maybe excellent and teach me many techniques but, the simple answer … Continue reading The Best Free Resources to Improve your Blogging
How to structure your writing and reference correctly. Whether you are writing an academic essay or an article for your blog here is a simple structure that you can use. Using this will help clarify your posts and excel in all your writing. Post / Essay Title Every essay title should contain an explicit or implicit … Continue reading The Perfect Structure for the Perfect Post