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    Podcasts all writers should listen to

    Whether we’ve been writing for years or just starting out, we’re always learning. There are many ways we take in information, from reading books and blog posts to watching YouTube videos or listening to audiobooks, but have you thought of podcasts. Podcasts have been around for a few years now, covering just about every subject you can think of, including writing. No matter what you write, there is a podcast for you.1`de In this post, I am going to share with you the podcasts I think every writer should listen to no matter where they are in their career or what they write. Great all-rounder If you are looking for…

  • Create 50 blog post ideas in 5 minutes
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    Create 50 blog post ideas in 5 minutes

    You know what you want to blog about, you’ve got your niche and created your own space on the internet. Now you want to fill it with your ideas and knowledge. But…. what are you going to write about? How do you find blog post ideas? In the last post on starting a blog, we explored what niche your blog might be in. In this post, we will look at the categories and topics you might want to cover as well as how to create 50 post ideas in 5 minutes. Categories When I started this site, I knew I wanted to combine both blogging and writing in one place.…

  • 5 thing I learnt about writing from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
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    5 things I learnt about writing from Big Magic

    I’m not really one for reading self-help books. I’ll read books on writing such as Stephen King’s On Writing and Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones but they are more manuals than self-help. I’d been hearing great things about a book called Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, including this review on Girl Next Door’s podcast last year. I listened to the audio version through Audible in the car on the way to school and work. I loved it that much I needed a physical copy I could return to, make notes and reread certain chapters again. This book isn’t just for writers, it’s for all creatives and anyone wanting to tap…

  • Get a realistic introduction to blogging and how to start one
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    Want to start a blog?

    I’m sure you’ve already read at least a thousand other ‘How To Start a Blog’ posts and are wondering why you should bother with reading mine? Let me tell you a little secret, I’ve been blogging for nearly seven years and know a thing or three about this subject. Plus I’ll tell it how it really is. Where to start? If you are looking to start a blog to earn money or review cool new things then I’ve got something to tell you. This isn’t the reason to start a blog. Do you have a passion for writing, have a burning desire to share your knowledge about a subject or…

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    Boost your writing

    For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a writer. It hasn’t always been something I have actively persued, I left it at the back of my mind until I stumbled into blogging six years ago. Since then, I have been writing almost daily, in many different areas and exploring different styles to boost my writing.   You see, if you want to boost your writing, there really is only one way that you can do this, by writing daily. It doesn’t matter what you write, all you have to do to start is to put pen to paper. Don’t worry about what you are writing, just write.…

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    Authentic Blogging: Finding your voice

    Have you found your authentic voice? I’ve been blogging for the past six and a half years, in many different areas, under different names. Blogging as both myself and as a ghost writer, earning money and doing it out of a passion for the subject. Over the past couple of years, the blogging community has grown and changed, with many of those who started with me leaving or taking a big step back, something I did the last few years. I did still post every now and then but for some reason, the passion I once felt had gone. It is so easy to get caught up in the numbers…