How To Get That Illusive Writing Routine.

Basic strategies to install a writing routine into your life. All successful writers talk about the importance of a writing routine.  Most authors have a set place to write and a set routine for writing. Whether this is a side hustle or your main job a routine is as important.  When you are juggling a family, work and writing it is hard. Every time you get there, the rest of your life will push back to interfere with it. So what will help you establish this routine:

A Bloggers Journey — The Snakes & Ladders

Learning from my mistakes to pursue your blogging career. My journey into blogging has not been a smooth journey. However, it has been one where I have grown considerably. Over the last year, I have developed and grown as a writer and this is due to my blogging. I have met the most incredible people through my online community and Medium. Those that have contacted me, clapped for my posts or cheered me on. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

How to Increase Your Social Media Following

Simple methods to increase your following on any platform. It is not with a hint of irony I write this post. For many months I have been talking about the negative influence of social media. I decided a positive post was in order. Although I remain certain that we all spend too much time on social media. There are many positives to marketing your work that cannot be overlooked.  In order to market your work successfully, you have to have many followers. In order to increase your reader count, you need to reach more people. 

How To Write Your First Novel

Factors to consider when sitting down to write your first novel.  When I was very young, I was lucky enough to have a school visit from Michael Rosen. He said something that will stick with me for the rest of my life. To be able to write fiction of any type you need to imagine the story in your head like a movie and then write what you see. It was the first time I realised, that I could write a novel. I could see the characters and action in stories as clear as if I was watching it on a TV screen.

What is Your Writing Style?

There are many different styles that you can adopt when writing an article. The three most common are AP Style, Chicago Manual and New York Times. When writing an article it is important to adopt one and stick to it throughout. The method I am going to work through is AP Style. The other two do not generally alter much from this main type. Here is a quick whistle-stop tour of the AP style of writing.

My Top 10 Wins for January

I was tagged on this post on Medium so I thought it would be fun to share it with you guys. The biggest New Years Resolution I made was to keep better track of my goals. Somehow it helps to accomplish your goals if you remember what they were. This tag was at the right time to sit down and see where I am with my goals. You can see a full list of my goals here