As writers, we are constantly told to polish our work to the best version we can, before publishing. The advice is good, a manuscript should be edited and complete before you send it. The best version of yourself. You only get one chance to make a first impression.
When writing an article is it important to show all points of view? When I write some articles I know I have a bias towards topics. This was especially true in my last article. As a writer though I try to present both arguments and allow the reader to form their own opinion. From past … Continue reading Control Your Bias as a Writer
Many months ago, I wrote a post about the benefits of unlocking some of your posts. It is a strategy I have stuck with over the years. No more so than now. Recently, I had a crazy idea to start a community publication dedicated to one-minute articles. Not as easy as it sounds. You have … Continue reading When You Should Consider Unlocking Your Article on Medium
As a writer, you have to have a portfolio of your work to share with prospective job opportunities. Many people will say that they have Medium as their portfolio of work. However, there is a problem with this. Unless your prospective employer is a Medium member, they will not be able to read your locked … Continue reading Ko-Fi Anyone — Is This The New Big Publishing Platform to Make Money
Like every writer, I check my stats after an article is published hoping for a viral hit. I have had a few, but always dismissed the notion an old post could go viral. That was until last month. A post I had forgotten about, started gaining views and it hasn’t stopped or slowed down. The … Continue reading Patience You May Have Written Your Viral Post a Year Ago
There are several ways to get attention, writing. I have written many times about these in my writing publication. There are also three tricks that most seasoned writers find underhand. Putting links to your articles in the comments – this is by far the worse. What makes you think that you can use the success … Continue reading How Not to Get Attention Writing