Five Posts About How to Be a Better Writer

Monday, July 15, 2019

If you write or read blogs regularly, you’ll know that round-up posts are often popular with readers. Heck, I’m more likely to read something if I know I can get entertaining or educational information in short, digestible chunks. I may or may not have been known to click on posts with titles like “5 Meal Delivery Services You Should Check Out” or “The Best Five Summer Reads of this Year.” When putting together today’s post, I thought it might be fun to go back and take a look at some of the posts I’ve written over the years (I started writing for WOW! in 2012 if you can believe it.) Here are a few I’ve come up with. Enjoy!

My DIY Writing Retreat
I’m all about writing retreats, but sometimes, they are located in places I’m unable to travel to or the price of it simply does not fit in my budget. These days I’m considering checking into a hotel or a cabin for a few days to spend focused time on a project, but back in 2012 I created my own DIY retreat when my family went out of town on a camping trip. Learn how I did it here.

Build a Better Bio
For writers and editors, bios are an important part of your toolkit. But one bio cannot usually fulfill all your writing-related needs. Read this post to discover what you should put in your bio and see some real-life examples.

ADWD: Attention Writers Deficit Disorder
I’ll admit it. I have a hard time concentrating, especially when I work from home. Sure, sitting around in yoga pants and wearing a groove in the floor between my home office and the coffeepot sounds ideal, but this post shares a little bit of the insanity that comes between.

How to Fit Writing into a Busy Lifestyle
Writing is hard, no matter what we have going on in our lives, and we all have something! In this post I shared a few of the tips that help me be more productive in between writing projects and deadlines.

Four Ways Writers Can Use Instagram
Instagram is a visual medium, but there are ways to play around with and promote your work. I give a few examples straight from my Instagram feed here.

So now I would like to know . . . which of these posts was your favorite?

Renee Roberson is an award-winning freelance writer and magazine editor who also enjoys writing young adult fiction and short stories. You can check out her contemporary young adult novel, Between, on Wattpad.


Sioux Roslawski said...

Renee--I only had time to read one this morning--before I head out--so I read the one I needed to the most: the one on using instagram.

It seems like something that's not beyond me--technology-wise--but it's certainly something I need to be doing.

Thanks for the pointers, along with the varied ways it can be used... and later, I'll check out the other four. ;)

Margo Dill said...

I love roundup posts too! I think I like the Instagram post the best because that is the platform that I want to start building for myself and my work. :)

Connie Koehler said...

I’m learning, I’m a beginner at blogging. I am learning how to set up my writing platform. This is some helpful information. Thank you for sharing this.

Mary Horner said...

To be honest, I have problems with all of these things, LOL, but I think I can actually improve my Instagram game. I follow a lot of lit journals and writing groups, etc., on Instagram, so I feel like Instagram connects me with other writers that I wouldn't have found on FB.

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