Facebook is getting more erratic and making it harder to connect to our followers. There may be a moment in the future where you simply cannot share your writing on there. This is the moment our email list becomes even more valuable. An email list is a place your followers can always find your work. … Continue reading Your Email List is Your Biggest Asset as a Writer.
Too many times writers are crippled with writer’s block. I have been amongst these. My advice when the writing bug takes you is to go with it and get as much writing done as possible. These golden times with give you a cushion if writer’s block hits again. As writers, we should embrace the golden … Continue reading Ride the Wave of Inspiration
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
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Top writers are where you want to be. They gain this title because they put in consistent effort in their chosen niche. They have worked hard and found a formula that works. Through their posts, you can analyse their work and learn a great deal about writing.
It is important to recognise that when I speak about studying what they do, I do not mean copying their work. I had a writer plagiarise my work six months ago and it was the worse experience. Rather than looking at their content, I mean study their style.
Whether you are a writer of blogs, articles, or books the advice is the same. It is an advantage to pick up a leading writer’s work, in your genre and study it.
For the year I have been writing on Medium I have posted five times a week most weeks. Like any writer, I have set myself a gruelling schedule.
This weekend I posted on Twitter that everything I had written recently was rubbish. Not one half-finished draft thrust itself forward as a post. The advice I received was heartfelt. Whether it was advice on how to go forward or posts to say writers had been there. Each comment was a little hidden gem.
The growth I feel is the result of posting to there first and then pulling my writing tips posts through to Medium. Yes, I am giving the advice away for free. I have advocated for this in several of my articles recently. You can make money other ways from your website.