Violet Recommends

Violet Daniels
I'll provide you with reading recommendations every week, peppered with tips on writing and all my latest articles.
Created 09 Feb 2021
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  • Medium Is Not Dead, But Maybe Your Love of Writing Is
    21 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Hello friends and writers, I’m sitting down again and kicking myself for not being more regular with this newsletter. It’s like when you write in your journal for the first time in months and re-read ...
  • I'm Still Here
    31 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Hello, A whole season has passed since I wrote my last email. The days have now gotten shorter, the air is chillier, and I’ve been in my element from getting jumpers out of the back of the wardrobe. T...
  • A Slow Writing Month Doesn't Always Mean a Bad one
    30 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Hey friends, In August, I only published seven articles. And I wrote just under 6,000 words. On the one hand, you could still say that’s progress, but it was a very slow month for me. I barely had tim...
  • I've Been Writing on Medium for a Year
    08 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Hello friends, It’s been a while since I visited this newsletter. As usual, life has been busy with the final releasing of all Covid restrictions in England, which I’m not too happy about considering ...
  • Medium is Changing
    28 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    For those of you who are kicking around on Medium or even still thinking of starting there, I’ll give you a heads up. It’s pretty hard to keep up with the constant changes on the platform. I’ve been w...
  • Taking a Well Earned Writing Break
    22 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I’ve been absent for a while, which is why I haven’t written a newsletter in quite some time. In between working, revising and doing the Medium writing challenge I mentioned in my last newsletter, I s...
  • Does Writing Get Easier the More you Do It?
    04 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I’ve been writing and submitting to publications every day since May 17th as part of a Medium writing challenge. I’ve got fourteen days to go. I didn’t know what to expect from the challenge and if an...
  • Upping the Workload, Even When It Doesn't Make Sense
    27 May 2021 • 3 min read
    It’s only Thursday, and already it feels like it’s been a long week. My sleep has become broken; my anxiety is through the roof, and yet, I’m continuing to add commitments to my plate. Maybe we should...
  • Slipping Back into Normality
    14 May 2021 • 3 min read
    On Monday, just after 7:30 am, I boarded a train for the first time since March 2020. The chilly air wrapped around my face but gave me some welcome relief from the claggyness of wearing a mask. It wa...
  • Slipping into Bad Habits
    07 May 2021 • 3 min read
    This newsletter is brought to you by someone who is feeling very under the weather. Hayfever has hit me with a sudden, unrelenting force this Spring, and as a result, it’s hard to breathe (and think!)...
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