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.
If you want to be a successful author you need to be so much more than a writer. Recently Twitter has been getting some bad publicity, but it is still valuable to writers. It is the social media platform, I have had the most reads through. Twitter has a huge writer and blogger network. The people I have interacted with have always been supportive and friendly. Yes, the platform does have a large percentage of trolls but with the block option, this should not be a problem.
It is always best to have a set routine when publishing a post. This means that you totally ensure that your post is ready for readers to view it. I have a set list that I work through. Once I have completed this I am assured that the post is ready to be viewed. There … Continue reading How to Use a Publishing Checklist to Achieve Success
5 easy tips that will take your blog to the next level. Although many of us are making a living on Medium, there is still a need for a personal website/blog. A website will provide a portfolio of work to show to prospective customers. There are many different ways to enhance this blog. This is even possible if you are using the basic packages on many hosting platforms. Here are five of the easier ways to start making that transition. Make Unique Pictures
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.