Why have you chosen to write? What led you down the path to being a blogger and writer? Last week, I began pondering why I had chosen to write as my second career. My first career choice is as a Deputy Head Teacher for young people, excluded from school. The first thing that strikes me is that writing is the extreme opposite of what I do every day. Writing is a very solitary process. In contrast, working in a school means I am surrounded by people and voices. Makes for some great material to use in my writing though. I can’t remember when exactly I got the idea I wanted to write a book. It seems to have been an ambition of mine for as long as I can remember. From early teens I wrote a journal, a practice I have continued throughout my life. I have decided finally to take my writing seriously. Here are the reasons, you should start taking your writing seriously.
Rose threw her legs out of the bed for the fifth time in one night. The baby wouldn’t sleep for more than 45 minutes. As soon as Rose drifted off she was woken again by the screams. Rose had never felt tiredness like it. There were times during the last couple of weeks where she has started hallucinating. It was only a bum change this time. Rose remembered how her mother had mocked her when she said she was using traditional nappies. She had risen her eyebrows and chuckled.
My Mentoring Program What I offer within my mentoring program is the following: Weekly writing prompts and challenges. Advice and help on structuring posts or novels Advice and help on growing your social media following. Someone to bounce ideas back and forth with. Access to all my posts on writing tips A dedicated email address where you can email me directly if you have a question or need advice Monthly goal setting with help to achieve these goals.
I appreciate I talk in my writing a lot about Medium. What is Medium and how can you use it in your writing. Medium is a platform where you can feature your writing for others to read. It is also a social platform where you can meet like-minded people and genuinely support each other. I started writing on Medium in March 2018 and since then my writing career has taken off. The thing that really annoys me is I can't remember how I found about Medium. I started as a reader devouring all the content I could. I then became brave and started publishing on there. So Here Is A Basic Guide To Medium For All Aspiring Writers.
Well done you have finished writing your manuscript. You have worked through the edits and you are now ready to release it into the world. For the last year, you have been at the computer every available minute. You have successfully balanced a family, your job and writing. Sleep was the thing you surrendered, but it has all been worth it.
Our politicians’ duck and weave But a decision they will never conceive We are the laughing stock of Europe’s elite Yet still they attempt to deceive and cheat A nation divided No matter where you sided We clearly didn’t get the answer right Democracy in this country has no light The prime minister is out … Continue reading A Nation Divided – Poem
Microfiction is fiction written in the smallest word count possible. All these have been written within 280 characters.