Welcome back to another Monday Marketing post! Today’s post is about working out what “success” means to you.
Everyone’s level of success is different and if you constantly use someone else’s definition of success rather than your own, that could cause problems.
It’s time for another article in my new Blogger Series. In case you missed the memo, I now include a blog post on Thursdays, discussing topics around blogging to help people who are considering starting a blog as well as tips for getting the most from your existing blog.
Recently, while driving, I got to thinking about perspectives within stories.
Now by ‘perspective’, I mean in reference to the narrator’s voice. As in the perspective of the narrator. If you are writing a book in 3rd person your narrator will probably change (unless you’re writing 3rd person limited).
We continue with the second part of the guest post “Write what you know” by author Nathalie Andrews. Do make sure to check out her social media links and her current book!
“Write What You Know” (part 2)
By Nathalie Andrews
“You’ll find it really hard to stay away from stereotypes.”
This is true. There is almost always a stereotype to fall into somewhere. Women are emotional; men are strong! If these are stereotypes, should I only write weak men and emotionally-repressed women?
This week’s guest poster is the lovely author Nathalie Andrews who discusses that prickly topic of “write what you know.” Please note this is a 2 part article so check back tomorrow for the second half 🙂 Enjoy!
“Write What You Know” (part 1)
By Nathalie Andrews
We’ve all heard the advice. If we’ve experienced something the chances are we will have a clearer understanding of it and, in turn, that means we’ll be better able to write about it. Right?
But what if you want to write about something completely different – a character from another time, another culture, a fantastical world? There are two things to think about: how could you write them well? And should you write them at all?
All writers have blind spots with their writing. The idea is to identify them and start avoiding falling into the trap. Here are some tips on doing just that.
And we continue with our awesome mid-week Guest Posts. I invited Robert Evenhouse from PartTimeNovel.com to share some wisdom. Enjoy!
The One Thing Every Writer Needs to Succeed
By Robert Evenhouse
Behind every good writer is a group of individuals that have helped them get to where they are. I firmly believe this. Consider the Inklings or the group of writers that Hemingway wrote about in A Moveable Feast, writers are born not out of solitude, but community.
Today I thought I would share my thoughts with you on what writer’s shouldn’t do. As always, these are just my opinions so feel free to ignore/disregard if you feel the need.
In my post Dealing with Distraction Syndrome, I mainly covered the effect the internet has on our lives and our writing. Yet there is much more than just the internet that causes procrastination.