How Should You Structure Your Book?

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Full article with thanks to: You’re writing a novel. You’ve had a great idea and, fired with enthusiasm, you’ve hit the screen running, bashing out a great chunk of writing. And then your flurry of inspiration dries up, and the inevitable thought hits you: What happens next? Where am I going with this? How am I going to plot … Read More

7 Tips for Your Memoir Writing

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Full article with thanks to: Whether you curl up with memoirs on a frequent basis or pick one up every now and again, you know powerful memoirs have the capacity to take readers for an exhilarating ride. When I teach people how to write a memoir, we talk about how to tell a compelling story. While all memoirs are … Read More

6 Tips for Writing a Trauma-based Book

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Full article with thanks to: 1. It’s Not About You (Who) Your book will tell your story. That’s a given. But it’s not about you. You are writing the memoir to be read by someone else. So the writing of the book is about the reader. While only one author reveals their personal history in the intimate confines of … Read More

10 Helpful Tips for Writing Your First Children’s Book

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Full article with thanks to: While you might think that writing a children’s book is an easy process, there are many challenges to writing a good children’s book and getting it successfully published. More children’s books with pictures are sent to potential editors and literary agents than any other type of book. To get to the top of this … Read More

Writers Block

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Don’t be afraid of it. It happens to everyone. Treat it as an occupational hazard. But don’t let it control you. Have a cup of tea. Think about your boyfriend / girlfriend / partner for ten minutes. And if you don’t have one. How you might get one. I have a foam filled football I kick around my office for … Read More