Mistakes Writers Make is aimed at aspiring, new and more experienced writers of articles, features, essays and other forms of non-fiction – offering advice and information on writing, marketing, opportunities in publishing, and much more.
The blog focuses mainly on writing mistakes commonly made by new writers – and gives key advice on how to put them right.
Elsewhere you’ll find news of magazine launches, lists of non-fiction writing competitions, writing blogs, writers’ associations and other useful links.
The site is edited by me, Alex Gazzola – a writer with twenty years’ experience in the business, and over ten as a writing tutor.
Latest Articles and Posts …
Do you write letters to editors’ letters pages? If not — you should. Not only might there a prize — perhaps a cash one — but it’s an accessible route to publication, and always satisfying to see your name in print.
Most writers instinctively know when to use a hyphen correctly, but what about the longer en dash or the even longer em dash? Are you using them when needed? Here’s a quick guide.
For every subject you write about, there’s an expert out there potentially tut-tutting and shaking their head at your treatment of their subject. Here’s why you shouldn’t care less …
Summoning up the help of Fleetwood Mac and Jeanette Winterson, here’s some advice on what to do if you find yourself stuck while working on any writing project – be it small or larger.
A new ebook, just shy of 8,000 words, on how to conceive, pitch, sell, write and market your non-fiction book. Wish I could offer it for free but Amazon are insisting I charge just under a quid or just over a buck! 🙂
Another look at writing about Brexit – for the next two years, and quite possibly well beyond, there’ll be a lot to write about, from all sorts of angles, for all sorts of markets. Can you get a piece of the Union-exiting pie?
Is it time you got yourself another job – besides ‘writer’? Having a subsidiary income can ease some of the pressure on your writing – and may even open up new opportunities you didn’t know existed.
For anyone who can’t bear to read (or hear) of people stood at a bus stop or sat on a chair … then this one’s for you (and so’s the other one) …
Reading an unputdownable book in a single sitting can be rewarding – for a number of reasons. If the book’s good enough – it may well inspire you to write, for years to come …
Given up on a rejected pitch? Spent the payment for a published piece – and then forgotten all about it? In this guest post, novelist Patsy Collins says we shouldn’t be making these mistakes.
A shameless self-publicising post: book II in our Mistakes Writers Make series of ebooks, the follow up to 50 Mistakes Beginner Writers Make, is now out, priced at only £1.99.