I have read some brilliant books this year. Here are my top 5
Every year for as long as I can remember I have set myself yearly reading challenges. This comes in the form of three tasks. You are welcome to take any of these for yourselves in 2019
Many authors say email lists are essential to promote their writing, I disagree. There was a large number of writers on Medium, promoting the use of email subscriptions. I tried to start two separate email subscription lists and failed both times. I say failed I got 5 subscribers. I devoured all the posts on how … Continue reading Why I Build a Writing Community Not an Email List
Writing lessons all authors should remember. I am an avid reader. No surprise there I have written many articles on reading. I also edit my own book review publication on Medium. Throughout my reading career, I have had many favourite authors. The ones that have fallen out of favour, I mean no disrespect to. It may … Continue reading 5 Writing Lessons From Authors Who Have Disappointed Me
Are spelling and grammar important when writing? It is a question I ask myself daily, during teaching. I work with some of the most reluctant students. Many have been excluded from school for behaviour reasons. Students exhibit behaviour for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is that they struggle at school. It is … Continue reading How Important is Grammar and Spelling in Writing?
Reading is subjective. Readers bring their own feelings and past experience to any book they pick up. Hence each reader will have a different experience with your book. The subjective nature of reading guarantee’s you can not please all the readers, all the time. As authors, we strive for the positive reviews and dread … Continue reading The subjective nature of reading is an encouragement for all authors.
Despite my English Teacher I Succeeded My writers life started when I was eight years old. Sat on a hall floor, crossed legged, listening to an author called Nigel Hinton. All my life I have gone to bed seeing a movie run through my head. Nigel Hinton sat there and stated that a good author … Continue reading A Writers Life