For many weeks I have been struggling with a poem, about my gran. The most amazing woman I know. Unfortunately, she is now a shell of the woman she was. Dementia has eaten everything that was her, away. Not that I want this to be a sad account, of one of the most amazing women I know. During writing the poem, I realised how amazing she was, I have so many stories to tell. Then Publishous posted this amazing prompt and it was written in the stars. Now was the time to tell the story of Stella Round a pioneer of her time.
Writing about sex is not a sin. As a writer, it is important to diversify your writing to grow and reach more readers. I have tried many different genres. Last year I wrote a history piece about the Titanic. It was curated in History and has received a regular flow of readers. With this in mind, last month I decided to diversify my writing again, into erotic fiction. I have written fiction, but have never written erotic fiction.
Do you have enough drama in your life to write? Now before I start this post a disclaimer I love personal interest stories. I devour them with enthusiasm on Medium. So this post is not meant as a dig to them in any form. However, as I read these I wonder if I have enough drama in my life to write them. I came from a normal background. My parents treated me with respect and gave me a wonderful childhood. I have lived a drama-free life. Why write personal aspects in your writing?
My new writing space has inspired me to write more. What does your writing space look like? Ronald Dahl wrote in a shed at the bottom of the garden. https://www.roalddahl.com/blog/2017/may/inside-roald-dahls-writing-hut As much as I enjoy listening to other writer’s journeys, I love nosing in their writing spaces. A New Writing Space As some may know, we are … Continue reading Re-ignite Your Passion in Writing with New Beginnings
Try to gain success at the expense of someone else, is never alright. Recently the negativity has been flowing again. Once again a writer has thought it was reasonable to call out another writer. Now I am not saying everyone on Medium is perfect, far from it and I include myself in that. But, I am bemused at the number of people who want to make it to the top, whilst trampling over others.
The surprising results from publishing less than half of my posts behind the paywall on Medium. Recently I have been unlocking a large number of my articles. The benefits have been huge. So huge, I haven’t even thought of the money I have missed out on. In a moment of complete madness, I decided to set up a Medium publication dedicated to daily posts. These posts are written as a journal and include details of my writing journey. I also include writing tips and tricks I have discovered on my journey.
At 3 am Sunday morning, I was woken to my 22-month-old daughter in a very distressed state. She was shivering so bad, she could not stop. On arrival of the ambulance, she started to go into a seizure. Three seizures later we were told her temperature was 41.9. “Wow,” the nurse said. “The highest I have ever seen.” It was an award I never wanted. The brilliant staff at the hospital not only saved her life but also put her back together in three days. Although now there are signs she is still poorly, she has bounced back to almost her normal cheeky self. I’m Quitting Writing