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
Fancy an easy way of starting to tell your personal or family stories? Do you have a collection of photos, old or new, which spark personal memories or conjure up an image of what life might have been like in the past?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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