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
A breakdown of the posts I have enjoyed this month. I can’t take all the responsibility for this idea. It came from a YouTube video from Tom Kuegler Many writers on Medium are not recognised even though their posts are brilliant. Every month I read amazing articles that have limited claps. They simply have not had … Continue reading My Top 3 Amazing Writers For October
The first settlers on earth were attracted by the clear air. The second thing they noticed was the lush green landscape. Animals were thriving on the planet. History books had spoken of a grey land full of buildings, the air so polluted you couldn’t breathe. Without man, the buildings had started to crumble and the … Continue reading First Earth Settlers – Flash Fiction
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?
On a table sat a quiet timid woman who had done everything in her power to avoid eye contact when she entered. She had spent her time fiddling with her hair and smoothing her clothes down. On several occasions the waitress had tried to offer her a menu, she had smiled and asked for a … Continue reading The Restaurant – Flash Fiction
The importance of a publishing schedule cannot be overlooked when growing a community of followers. Following my challenge of Posting for 30 days, I have worked a publishing schedule out, that I am happy with. It is important that this publishing schedule is not too demanding. This will allow me to keep up with it, … Continue reading Publishing Schedules
The panic started as a shiver at the base of her neck. It travelled down her spine like an uncurling snake. The perfume was unmistakable. The citrus sweet smell that had paralysed her 15 years ago. She listened to the voice, yes, it had the same raspy pitch. It was her, the person from Suki’s … Continue reading The Scent of Fear