Effective editing can be the difference between success and failure. Mistakes are the biggest reasons that readers do not re-visit content from writers. You have one chance to make a first impression. A reader will soon be put off if the post is littered with mistakes.
Every writer has been plagued by a grammar detective. Some mistakes are inevitable, we are only human. However, you should try to adopt a good editing practice.
Facebook is getting more erratic and making it harder to connect to our followers. There may be a moment in the future where you simply cannot share your writing on there. This is the moment our email list becomes even more valuable. An email list is a place your followers can always find your work. … Continue reading Your Email List is Your Biggest Asset as a Writer.
Throughout my writing career, I have been lucky to have some brilliant support. I have had my fair share of people who have gone out of their way to support me. I have to start by saying I appreciate every one of you.
The majority of the writing community is supportive and understanding. The biggest unexpected advantage of writing was the community. However, there are always some that spoil the environment. You know the writers, those that only want you to read their work and offer nothing in return. Ultimately, these are the writers who will suffer. Here are the three things that always make me want to block a writer.
A commonplace book is a resource or collection of idea’s, quotes, and observations. Commonplace books are believed to have been around since antiquity. Guides to writing a commonplace book, date back as early as the 17th century. The purpose is to keep hidden gems for use later.
The commonplace book does not have to be a notebook but could be a series of index cards. The project is as individual as the writer. It could even be a board on Pinterest if you enjoy technology.
I prefer to take notes and then add them later, you might have another method. Again this is down to the individual choice.
Thank you to all my followers and members of my group.
Recently I had become disheartened with the writing community. It appeared some writers, were taking for themselves and giving nothing back. I wrote a couple of moaning posts about it.
Well, I am not too big to say I was wrong. Very wrong.
Facebook groups are a valuable asset to writers. However, be a community member, not a drop and run writer.
So recently I have found myself moaning about fellow writers. Last week I wrote a post about how selfish writers are. I will put the link at the end of this post, for anyone who may have missed it.
I don’t like this side to me, but some things need speaking about. I promise after this no more moans.