Do you tell people you write? That you’re a writer? That you’re an author, even?
Well, then let the rest of us in on the secret! How do you own up to ‘being a writer’ without…well…this:
I’m not good at it. This year my youngest will be starting school and people are full of advice and curiosity about what I’ll be doing with all my “free time”.
Pfft, as if.
The easiest and truest response would be to say that I’ll be working on my business, that of writing. But I don’t because quite frankly it makes me feel…like a fraud.
So, if you have the secret then be a mate and let the rest of us know what it is.
Whether you write for the love of it or because you want to make a career of it, you’re probably interested in how to improve your writing. If you’re like me, you don’t always have the time for courses and working through resources. Sometimes, you want the results without the pain.
Here are five ways that I use to help me improve my writing and which might be helpful for you too: Continue reading “Five Painless (And Effective) Ways to Improve Your Writing”
Most people I know would rather give advice than receive it. In fact, I’d say most people in the world would rather give advice. Given this, it’s a sure bet that on any given day, unsolicited or not, someone is going to give you the benefit of their wisdom (or perceived wisdom). And it’s not always welcome. Continue reading “Dealing with Advice”