Re-ignite Your Passion in Writing with New Beginnings

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

My Hidden Talent – Tell Us Ten Things About Yourself

Having read my writing, here are ten things you may not know about me. 1) My Main Profession My full-time job is as a Deputy Head of an Independent school. We specialise in students who have behaviour problems. Most have been excluded from mainstream school. The students are a lively bunch and it can be … Continue reading My Hidden Talent – Tell Us Ten Things About Yourself

How to Analyse Your Medium Stats to Improve Your Writing.

Stats can show how good your SEO and headline is, not just your readers and views. This is how For many writers, stats are about counting numbers. However, they are so much more than that. There is so much information you can collect from studying your stats if you know what to look for.  Medium is an excellent platform to do this on, as they show such thorough stats for every post.   To show this I have chosen four different posts. You will see from the stats that I am not the highest earner on Medium. Whether you have a following of 200 or 200 000 the stats can be analysed in the same way.

Social Media Marketing on Twitter

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.

Why You Should Write.

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.