Do you have countless photos tucked away in albums or boxes or numerous collections you have downloaded from your camera or phone? How often do you look at them or show them to family and friends? Probably not very often and
Titles – tips on how to write an attention-grabbing title
Good titles are the best way of grabbing the attention of your audience. Have you ever been drawn to a book in a bookshop, an article in a magazine or a blog on a website by its title? Or, have you ever rejected
Starting to write – just do it
Don’t let a fear of getting something wrong put you off writing. Your grammar may not be perfect, you may make some spelling mistakes or you may put a comma in the wrong place but none of this should discourage
Malapropism – what is it and how did it get its name?
In my blog post Frequently misused words – damp squid and other blunders I included some words which are often misused, so now let me introduce you to the world of the malapropism. What is a malapropism? If you don’t know
Split infinitives – yes, no or don’t really care
If you don’t know what split infinitives are, here’s one of the most famous examples. It was spoken at the beginning of many of the television episodes and films of Star Trek (it was first used for an episode in September
Pen and paper or a computer – which do you prefer?
Some people have a strong opinion about whether it is better to write using a pen and paper or a computer but I guess for most of us it is more a question of what is most convenient at the time. For example, would
Get over your fear of writing – find the courage and just do it
If you want to write your life story, your memoirs, your family history (or whatever genre you specialise in) but have never had the courage to get started, why not make this the year you get over your fear of writing and actually do it.
Cinquains – what are they and how do you write one?
My blog on six-word memoirs is all about brevity and and so continuing with this theme let me introduce you to the world of cinquains. What is a cinquain? A cinquain (pronounced sin-cain) comes from the Latin for five and
Write a blog post that tells a story by following these simple tips
It doesn’t matter whether you are blogging your way to an entire family history, or the complete story of your life story, or any other non-fiction genre, if you write a blog post that tells a story it will help to draw
Write for yourself or for your readers – or is this the last thing on your mind?
If you are a new or inexperienced writer thinking about whether you should write for yourself or for your readers might be the last thing on your mind. However, if you would like to share your stories then read on to see how your content