Six effective tips to break the dreaded writer’s curse. When I wrote my last post, before my daughter was born. I envisaged a couple of days rest. It had been a week and I had little inspiration to write. I have never been inflicted with writer’s block. Listening to other writers I know it happens, often. For some this has been a real problem. There are several effective methods to end writer’s block.
Step by step how to increase your productivity and increase your income. Ask any of the successful writers on Medium how to gain decent income, they all same the same, publish more. Over the last couple of months, I have been publishing twice a day and my income has increased. However, to reach the level of income where you can support yourself, you need to look at publishing 3–4 times a day. Not easy when you work full-time and have a family. So how do you reach this publishing rate and still have time to sleep? Since studying the big publishers I have come across a foolproof plan, which I will share with you.
How you save all your best ideas to produce content for months. With an increase in publishing this month my first concern was would I run out of ideas. I knew I had to get better at capturing idea’s as they come into my head. Throughout the day you can create many opportunities for post ideas. Although, there are advantages to letting this happen organically. Whether it’s whilst you are watching TV or washing up you need to have a way to capture the ideas before they leave your head. This is never more important than when you settle down for bed. I have lost count of how many excellent ideas I had when I was drifting off to sleep, to forget them the next day.
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?
How to minimise the effect of publications on your scheduling. Last week, I worked out a clear schedule for posting three times a day and increasing my impact on writing.
As professionals we can’t sit and think, I want new readers if we are not prepared to discover new writers. Last week I read a comment on one of my Facebook groups that asked: How do we increase our readership if all the groups are filled with the same people? It is a brilliant question. Within the groups I belong, the same group of names are always there. Not that this is a bad thing as I love the writers I interact with, in these groups. But, how do we get new people to see our work, especially as Medium is not great at pushing articles forward?
Five tips to attract more readers with a killer headline Writing a killer headline will help you get your blog noticed. That is what all the advice says. It is true it will. Some writers are amazing at this, I suck big time. My stats tell me that when people read my posts they like them. I just can’t get them to click on the post. So I started on a quest to read as much as I could and improve my headlines. Let’s go on this journey together, here are the five most important tricks I learnt.