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.
My Mentoring Program What I offer within my mentoring program is the following: Weekly writing prompts and challenges. Advice and help on structuring posts or novels Advice and help on growing your social media following. Someone to bounce ideas back and forth with. Access to all my posts on writing tips A dedicated email address where you can email me directly if you have a question or need advice Monthly goal setting with help to achieve these goals.
I appreciate I talk in my writing a lot about Medium. What is Medium and how can you use it in your writing. Medium is a platform where you can feature your writing for others to read. It is also a social platform where you can meet like-minded people and genuinely support each other. I started writing on Medium in March 2018 and since then my writing career has taken off. The thing that really annoys me is I can't remember how I found about Medium. I started as a reader devouring all the content I could. I then became brave and started publishing on there. So Here Is A Basic Guide To Medium For All Aspiring Writers.
Well done you have finished writing your manuscript. You have worked through the edits and you are now ready to release it into the world. For the last year, you have been at the computer every available minute. You have successfully balanced a family, your job and writing. Sleep was the thing you surrendered, but it has all been worth it.
Flipboard made by dreams soar and then smashed them to pieces. Last month I published a post on ‘How to write your first novel’and the views went crazy in 24 hours. I started to gain the stats I thought I could only dream about. Two thousand views in 24 hours.
How to use criticism to enhance your writing. Last week one of my pieces was rejected from a publication, that I love. Unlike previously, I agreed with the editor. I needed a kick up the arse to up my game. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me. I wrote about this, in a previous post. This, however, is the first time I agreed with the reasons for rejection.
Basic strategies to install a writing routine into your life. All successful writers talk about the importance of a writing routine. Most authors have a set place to write and a set routine for writing. Whether this is a side hustle or your main job a routine is as important. When you are juggling a family, work and writing it is hard. Every time you get there, the rest of your life will push back to interfere with it. So what will help you establish this routine: