Her primary school teacher asked her what she was doing after school. Her classmates sniggered. Some of them pointed to her tattered uniform and rubber slippers that were so worn down they had receded to half their length, revealing her cracked heels. (An excerpt from my Work in Progress – WIP – Looking for Bono)
Here’s the thing about what ifs; they’re simply that – what ifs, unknowns. And you can either spend your life obsessing about what ifs, the unknowns, or spend those minutes or hours pursuing your writing dream instead.
One of the things I do is to get people to give me examples, feelings, and colour they like. Part of what people want to have in a book – even if it’s a business book, is to get some sense of the person, of the author… the person that they are. Because it adds personality, flavour, and interest to it. Some people are open and happy to talk about themselves and other people less so; I have to be sensitive to how much they want to reveal.
There wasn’t any doubt in my mind that, the book that was going to come out of this process, was going to be 100 times better with me helping her that it would have been on her own.
There is much confusion about copyright. In today’s post, I give answers to the most frequently asked questions about this topic and how you can protect your work as a writer.
Breaking into business writing will not be easy, but neither is it impossible. If this is your dream, and you’re not thinking of it as an easy way to get money, because ‘business writers make a lot of money’, then you need to be strategic about your planning and how you intend to make a career out of this.
In this article, I review two of the most popular blogging platforms; Wordpress and Blogger.
Everything you need to know about becoming a freelance writer; from initial idea to making the transition, and the business tools you need to help you get there.
Writing and editing are separate and different skill sets. The editor’s job is to turn the writer’s dross into a vaguely coherent piece. Don’t ask a writer to edit your work, and don’t ask an editor to write. Seriously. Don’t.
My Easter read. What’s yours?