I spoke Monday about a killer idea entering my head this weekend. This is the time when planning wasn't necessary. I didn't stop to plan anything I wrote for my life. This is okay. It is okay to go rogue sometimes. To ignore all the writing advice and do it your way. There is a song somewhere there. I'm going to admit something shocking now. I hardly ever plan my articles. I have an idea and I write it. Although I always have a working title, it changes as the article grows. There are many occasions that the post changes considerably since the first inception.
When I started blogging it was as a book blogger. The attraction of reading free books, before they were released, was too much for me to resist. Since then I have tried to review books, services and products when I can. In the current climate, it is always helpful to get stuff for free. Here are three methods to use your writing talent to gain free products.
You would have to be blind not to see the number of articles dedicated to writing. Whether this is how to write a book, how to write a blog or how to write for Medium, there is an article for you. I have made a reasonable salary from these articles. This website is dedicated to those tips. Recently, I have seen an influx of these posts from many writers. Some of the writers have only been writing for a month. You could be excused for asking what new skills you can learn from writers who have started. I am not going to condemn these types of articles. New writers may have some advice that no one has read before. So what is my killer tip?
This year I took the leap and started my own business. Tutoring young people who struggle in mainstream education. It has been a steep learning curve which has taken up most of my time. However, like many of us at heart, I am a writer. Writing is my profession everything else supports my writing. The premise of the new business is to allow me to pick my hours, to fit in with my writing. As mentioned on my goals for the year post I am also determined to finish my manuscript this year. So for me, writing has to take the priority in everything I do. To keep this level of productivity, I needed to streamline my approach. For years I have been guilty of throwing everything at every platform to see what sticks. As new writers, this is an important approach, only when we experiment can we see what works and what doesn’t. New writers need to have the confidence to try many approaches. Those that work you can keep working with, those that don’t then streamline.
A couple of days ago I wrote a post dedicated to one person’s, response on a story. The post showed all writers, the applications to use to improve your writing. Free Applications to Improve and Help All Writers In answer to a comment on one of my articles.medium.com It was a lot of fun to … Continue reading Do You Have a Question About Writing?
How to write consistent content that attracts followers. As important as it is to attract readers with an eye-catching headline and first sentence. You then need to provide content that will engage. The first thing to consider is that you have to deliver on the headline that you wrote. This is why it is considered good practice to write the headline after the content. Personally, I get more engagement on articles between 3–5 minutes long. You might find your readers are different. It is worth analysing your stats to see the ideal length of a post. This length might vary, depending on the subject matter you are writing about.