In desperate need of a fake boyfriend to appease the parents and avoid the gold-digging Rupert, Sarah drags the handsome French builder from across the road into her life. But it turns out that Pascal de Sauvarin is more than what he seems.
Regardless of whether you’re writing as a hobbyist, for work, as a freelancer, for your business or as your career, the basics of writing are still the same for everybody. Similarly, it doesn’t matter what subject you’re writing about; there are some key aspects that you need to remember to ensure perfection.
However, it’s easy for us to get caught up in the day to day running of our lives that these basics are quickly get forgotten or misplaced. Additionally, this sabotages our ability to learn the more complex techniques.
Here to give you a helping hand, here is a collection of tricks and tips enabling you to be the best writer you can be.
Record Your Ideas
As a writer, it’s a great idea to keep a notebook or a notepad with you at all times. This allows you to record any ideas that pop into your head. For example, you never know when the next idea for a best seller may come up, and if you haven’t got a way to record it, the chances are that you’ll forget it and the idea will be gone forever.
Develop a Writing Routine
There’s no better way to get into the habit of writing than creating a writing timetable. You may find you write so much more productively in the mornings, in the afternoons or the evenings why plan your days around this.
You may be part of a gym or have some social commitments, but this can be organized around your writing day, enabling you to be the best you can be.
Take Advantage of Service Tools
Some of the best ways to improve your writing skills is by reviewing the work of others. Academic writing services are becoming increasingly popular for this reason.
Using these services, you can have content created on your behalf, if you need it for work, or, you could have a piece written for you as a guideline for you to work from, allowing you to improve your own writing skills. These services have become so popular that they’re even becoming featured on leading media publications, like this HuffPost article.
Set Yourself Goals
One of the best ways to motivate yourself is using a ‘goal and reward’ system. This means saying to yourself ‘I’m going to write 10,000 words of my novel this week’ and then doing just that. To motivate yourself, set yourself up with rewards such as a takeaway dinner at the end of the week or a trip to the cinema with your friends.
Carole D. Portis, the Content Manager for Top Canadian Writers, explains;
“Setting goals is the most effective way of boosting your motivation as a writer. Personally, I loved setting myself weekly targets of what I wanted to achieve, and if I achieved all my goals every week for a month, I’d splash out on doing something amazing once a month, such as a nice meal or a spa day.”
Always Aim for Perfection
No matter what you’re writing for, always aim for it to be the best quality it can be. This means understanding that the first time you write something, it’s not going to be perfect. To alleviate this problem, you’ll need to revise your content.
This is achieved by carrying out proofreading and editing processes that will dramatically increase the quality of your work. However, this can be time-consuming and inaccurate because your brain will automatically try to read what it thinks is there, rather than what is actually written.
Instead, you can invest in the services of a professional editing, proofreading and grammar checking service, such as Best Australian Writers.
Just Do It
One of the biggest drawbacks that people will have when it comes to writing is overthinking. It can be painstaking to think how you’re going to start a piece or end a piece or how you’re going to fill the middle parts.
Instead, put your pen to paper, your fingers on your keyboard and just write. You’ll pleasantly surprise yourself.
Jennifer is the business developer that works in different areas of education, technology, security and various types of online marketing. Prior to business developing Jennifer was consultant at Deloitte, and managed security services provider and developer of a wide range of security solutions.
In the 1980’s, London is the land of property deals that make or break careers. When Rupert Brett begins working as a surveyor, he’s ambitious but naive. He quickly discovers he’s entered a world where knowledge is the true currency.
Developer Paul Simions is at the heart of many unscrupulous real estate deals. With a group of hired thugs, he’s been manipulating markets and bribing officials. By the time Rupert realises what Paul’s doing, it’s too late – the developer frames him as the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
To clear his name, Rupert risks everything as a double agent. But can Rupert outwit the criminal mastermind or face the consequences if he doesn’t? Continue reading
When you write and publish a book, the next step is to think about how you’re going to market it. A book launch is a great way to get your name out there, and also raise awareness of your new book whether it’s your first or your fifth. So, how do you go about organising a book launch and what do you need to know? Continue reading
Jameson Drake is the stuff wet dreams are made of, or at least that’s the consensus around town. Whilst Willa is all too aware of his hotness, she has so far been successful at avoiding him at every turn. The last thing she needs is to fall for a man who thinks he is god’s gift to women.
Yet the more Willa is around Jameson, the more she starts to feel herself drawn to him. She likes talking to him even though he mostly communicates in grunts. He helps her out whenever he can, never asking for anything in return. Suddenly she doesn’t mind his larger-than-life presence or looking at his too-good-to-be-true rear end.
To her utter mortification and horror, she starts to develop feelings for the notorious heartbreaker. Some might even call it love. Continue reading
As an independent writer, I’m always looking for something to make my hectic life a little easier.
It isn’t easy to learn the many different aspects of writing and publishing, and anything which saves time and energy is much appreciated.
One of the best improvements to my own way of working has been making the switch to using Scrivener. It’s a powerful word processor and writing project management application. It’s saved me a lot of time and effort and I’d love to share exactly how it’s helped me. Continue reading
Nicola Connolly’s dreams have started again but this time she is the target. Deciding to investigate, to hunt rather than be hunted, she makes a startling discovery. Tom Hudson, meanwhile, has troubles of his own – Sean White is missing and one of his colleagues has been brutally murdered. Is there a link between the two? Reluctantly, Tom decides to ask Nicola for help. Can they find Sean before he becomes the killer’s next victim?
Sometimes a lie can split your life in two. There is “before”, and there is “after”. Try as you might – you can never go back.
When Lydia was a teenager, she made a decision that ruined her family’s life. They’ve spent the last thirty years living with the consequences and doing their best to pretend it never happened. Lydia’s husband, the gorgeous and reliable Mark, and her two teenage children know nothing about that summer back in 1982. And that’s the way Lydia wants it to stay. The opportunity to come clean is long gone and now it’s not the lie that matters, it’s the betrayal of hiding the truth for so long.
When someone from the past turns up as a parent at the school gates, Lydia feels the life she has worked so hard to build slipping through her fingers. The more desperate she becomes to safeguard her family, the more erratic her behaviour becomes. But when the happiness of her own teenage son, Jamie, hangs in the balance, Lydia is forced to make some impossible decisions. Can she protect him and still keep her own secret – and if she doesn’t, will her marriage and family survive?
From the author of THE ISLAND ESCAPE comes a powerful and heartbreaking story, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
Whether your blog is brand new or has been running for a while, you’re likely to know that it doesn’t promote itself. The new changes to Facebook in recent years means that you’re exposed to more new content than ever before, all thanks to social media.
When it comes to your own blog, it’s time to take action to boost those numbers. It’s ridiculous to expect thousands of people to just find your blog in the ether when there’s so much content and so many websites out there already. You need to get yourself heard above the noise, but how? Continue reading
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