Recently when looking through my posts I realised how much I mention Medium. I wrongfully presume that everyone has heard of this amazing platform. However, in some cases, this might not be true. So allow me to introduce you to the wonder of Medium.
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
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?
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
In a society, with a short attention span, it is essential to get it right from the start. How do you draw people in to read what you have written? It is simple, you write a killer first line. When writing an article I spend as much time on the first line as I do … Continue reading 5 Tips for Attracting More Readers With a Killer First Sentence.
Angela twiddled with her long dark hair. She always twiddled when she was nervous and today she was especially nervous. The butterflies were still dancing around in her stomach. For the fifth time that morning she wondered whether forcing a slice of toast down was such a good idea. She glanced again at her reflection … Continue reading First Days at University – A Short Story
Isn’t it about time you got serious about your writing. Five months ago I got serious about my writing. This has to be the only New Year resolution I have ever stuck to. Through my experience, I discovered five main habits to help you write. Try them today and see if you can turn your writing … Continue reading Five Tips to Improve Your Writing