There are many different styles that you can adopt when writing an article. The three most common are AP Style, Chicago Manual and New York Times. When writing an article it is important to adopt one and stick to it throughout. The method I am going to work through is AP Style. The other two do not generally alter much from this main type. Here is a quick whistle-stop tour of the AP style of writing.
Today I had a eureka moment in my day job. For those that don’t know me, I am Deputy Head of a small independent school. We specialise in young people who can’t access mainstream school. They have a mix of learning needs and behaviour that challenges. Yes, it’s challenging and yes I love it. These … Continue reading I Might Actually Be Good At This
Quotes from great writers are not just inspirational, but learning tools. I devour books on writing and love the advice they give. I also love the hidden gems from bloggers. Sometimes their articles and quotes are as profound as the literary masters. Here are my 10 favourites, some authors you will recognise, others not. The first draft of everything is shit - Ernest Hemingway
To succeed in writing you need to have a professional blog. A professional blog will give you a portfolio of work to refer potential customers. It can also be a portfolio of work for yourself. Here are the 5 easiest ways to turn your personal blog into a professional blog.
How will article 13 affect writers? How many of us ignored our loved ones, to post on social media? Come the strike of midnight on 2019, I was sat watching my other half try to take a selfie with a snapchat filter. I had to sit there and wait for her to finish before I could wish her Happy New Year. I was fuming, in my head, I was the only person who was being ignored, for social media. Then I got a grip of myself and realised that all around the planet there were people being ignored. People who had seen 2019 in, with a phone in hand. People who were fighting for a signal, so they could post to social media. Why do we spend all our time on social media?
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.......