Since 2018 is drawing to a close, I felt this was the perfect time to let all of you who are unaware, that there is an awesome Writing Challenge that runs January 1st to March 31st every year.
On a personal note, those who follow my social media will know that I had to make the heart-breaking decision on Wednesday to let my little cat cross the Rainbow Bridge. Due to this devastating loss, please be patient with me answering comments and questions.
As we knew this was coming, this week and next week’s blog posts have already been written so there will be no delay in uploads.
Welcome back to another Monday Marketing post. If you are new to my blog, I (mostly) post Marketing articles on Mondays. You can check out previous ones in my Marketing Section.
So, just what is your responsibility as a writer?
This week’s guest poster is the wonderful Nthato Morakabi who discusses the concept of writing styles. Enjoy!
The Joys of Writing Styles
by Nthato Morakabi
Stephen King, Clive Barker, James Herbert and China Mieville all have different writing styles. Pick up either of their books and that distinction is immediate.
Now imagine you could write a story as either of these authors and your readers couldn’t tell the difference.
That would be amazing, wouldn’t it? And what’s the distinction between all of them that sets them apart? If you read the title of this guest post then you will know the answer. That’s right, it’s writing style.
No matter how old we get, there are still times we make mistakes and often punish ourselves for making them.
However, if we really want to be better, we need to start embracing those mistakes rather than seeing them as a type of failure.
Today I’m going to talk about the Three P’s of writing…and no, they aren’t Pancakes, PJs and Procrastination (totally should be though, right?).
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.
Great! The world could always use more writers.
I’ve been writing since I was 8 years old and I’m now a lot older than 8. I have seen my work improve and I feel that over the many MANY years I’ve been writing, I’ve gleaned some personal thoughts on what (I think) people need to know if they want to be writers.