Are You Swiping Left on Your Writing?

The basics of good writing

Today I wrote a quirky 2 minute tip about committing to your writing. Writing is like a relationship. If you want it to be great, you have to commit to it and spend time with it.

(The link is at the bottom if you need a writing pep-talk. When do we not!)

As a side note: It’s summer here in New Zealand and today…it snowed! What!?

Anyway, back to great writing

This month in the Academy we’re walking through a series of “basics”. I’ve been writing for over 12 years and I still find these great to recap every now and then.

No matter where you are in your writing journey, it’s important to revisit the basics from time to time.

As you become more experienced in your writing, you discover different ways to utilize the basics and develop a deeper level of understanding. 

Our first topic for the month is Point of View. Point of view seems straightforward. At face value it’s the choice of pronouns for our work: “I”, “you”, “they”. Will we write in first, second, or third-person? But it can be more complex than you expect.

Have you tried all three? Do you know when to use each one? Switching between POV can even be an extremely effective technique, if it’s used right.

If you’re keen to take a look at POV in more detail, feel free to join us for the month.

Stop Swiping Left and Commit to Your Writing

(Here’s the friend link if you need it: Stop Swiping Left and Commit to Your Writing)