Sometimes less is more. Over the months I have spent time publishing to both Medium and my website, growing a good following. Although I am pleased with this progress, I have been completely ignoring my novel. I was told off by my partner this week, who said I should be concentrating more on what I wanted to do and less on blogging. Although, none of us like being told we are wrong, she has a point.
Effective editing can be the difference between success and failure. Mistakes are the biggest reasons that readers do not re-visiting content from writers. All of us enjoy the feeling of finally completing the first draft. However now is when the real work starts. Turning the rough draft into a polished article. 5 Steps to Effective Editing.......
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
If it doesn’t feel right when you write it, then scrap it. There are several elements that make up a good novel. The main elements you need to consider when planning your novel are: Setting Where are you setting your novel? Is it a fantasy land of which you are designing all elements of or is … Continue reading The Elements of a Successful Novel
I am determined to become better at blogging, without spending anything. I saw a course today for mastering Medium that’s cost $500 about £385. As a new blogger and writer, there are few of us who can afford this, when starting out. The course maybe excellent and teach me many techniques but, the simple answer … Continue reading The Best Free Resources to Improve your Blogging
I recently wrote a post about my journey into writing. My journey into blogging has not been so organised. Firstly I have no idea when I started blogging. I would estimate about ten years ago. None of those blogs still exist. For as long as I can remember I have written book reviews. In the dark … Continue reading Journey Into Blogging
Is it best to concentrate on 2 or 3 social media platforms or have a presence on all? That was the question I asked many writers this week. The resounding answer was yes, concentrate on a few. Not something I was prepared for. I was inspired, by some writers saying, they have no social media … Continue reading Why I Am Deleting Half My Social Media