Nadine Tomlinson

629 Flips | 12 Magazines | 5 Likes | 11 Following | 29 Followers | @NadineTomlinson | jamaican spec-fic writer • blogging on writing and creativity • #writecreatethrive • photo prompts on fridays at https://www.instagram.com/nadine.tomlinson/ …

Blogging for writers: how to blog smarter (not harder)

Six months ago, I wrote a post about why blogging is not writing. In it (and it’s here if you want the full story), I talked about the fact that …

Three Sentences That Helped Me To Do The Thing

Last week, I did something new that I’d been thinking about since early last year. I took Storyteller Series from a text format to an audio version. …

Krystal Smith on Women’s Voices in Storytelling

Storyteller Series is back, with a new look, or rather, sound! From now on, you’ll get to listen each month, as I chat with writers and creatives and …

My New Morning Rituals

I’m sharing my new morning rituals for this year. This routine helps to make my days more positive and productive. Before this year dawned, I sat …

How I Prepared For My First Photo Shoot + Tips For First-Timers

Find out how I prepared for my first photo shoot. My 10 tips will help you plan and strategize for that big day so that you can have a creative and …

Reflections + 6th Blog Anniversary

Happy New Year, everyone! May your hopes take shape this year and may all your beautiful dreams come true. Reflections + 6th Blog Anniversary …

Top Books to Read This Year

Top Books to Read, lists to go by, everything a reader needs for the year to come!<p>I mentioned my love for reading awhile ago when I shared a list of …

How to Write a Guest Post Pitch & Get Accepted by Major Sites

I don’t know about you, but when I started out as a freelance writer, I had no fucking clue how to pitch a guest post and <i>actually</i> get it accepted.<p>So …

Writing

Friday Favourites: Creative Journaling & Planning

Looking to up your journaling and planning game in the new year? Here are my favourite examples of how we can have a creative journaling and planning …

My Self-Care Practice for this Holiday Season

To avoid going cray-cray this holiday season, I’m sharing how I plan to take care of my creative health and stay balanced with a simple self-care …

How do I Promote My Novel without the Hard Sell?

Friday Favourites: Bookish Tumblrs

Did you know that there’s a strong literary presence on Tumblr? Here are some of my fave bookish Tumblrs that I think are lit (pun intended). I …

Mek: An Artistic Storyteller

Welcome to Storyteller Series, where I highlight writers, authors, and those who tell, publish, and promote stories. This month, I’m featuring Mek. …

Friday Favourites: Caribbean Thanksgiving

Here are my favourite menu ideas for a Caribbean Thanksgiving that will make you feel as if you’re back home in the islands. With Thanksgiving less …

Publishing Tip: Treat Writing Like Your Job Before It Is

If one of your writing goals is to be published, the sooner you start treating writing like a job, the better off you will be.<p>I started treating …

The Best Bookish TED Talks From 2017

From designing libraries that make kids want to read to talks from some of our most celebrated novelists, like Nnedi Okorafor and Elif Shafak, …

5 Things I’m Grateful For In 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I’m reflecting on the lessons it has taught me. Here are five things for which I’m most grateful this year. This year has …

Comment on How to Find Plagiarized Content Using Google Alerts by April

How did I not know about this?!?! Thanks so much, I now have Google alerts set up for my blog.

What to Do When Someone Steals Your Blog Post

Your Words Have Value!<p><i>If you’ve ever found your articles reprinted without your permission — and I’m talking more than what’s considered fair use —</i> …

Friday Favourites: Fall Self-Care

Autumn is a great time for self-care. The cool temperatures make it easy to get cosy. Here are a few of my favourite ways to practise Fall self-care. …

#NaNoWriMo Outline: Your 30-Day Cheatsheet

This NaNoWriMo outline is your 30-day cheatsheet!<p>I pulled out 30 key scenes from the master outline to create this day-by-day outline. As you …

November 2017 Reading Guide: What to Read

A new month means new reads. Find out which books made it into the November 2017 Reading Guide. November means NaNoWriMo, which starts the day after …

Pro Blogging Tips for Beginners

on Aug 6th, 2016 | 2 comments<p>This post brings you very useful information from pro-bloggers in the likes of Jeff Bullas.<p>For some blogging may be a …