I'm currently editing two pieces and have realised how incredibly different the editing process is when working on fiction vs non-fiction.
In my last post, I shared how I had high hopes for November. And I did. I won't say that my hopes were dashed, but I didn't achieve everything I wanted to achieve. But that's ok, it was a good month anyway. Mainly, I didn't finish the novel I started working on for NaNoWriMo. However, … Continue reading ‘The House We Grew Up In’ by Lisa Jewell
Available for pre-order for the Kindle. Available for pre-order on all other ebook formats. (Soon available on other online stores too.) The paperback is coming very soon. I can email you when it's ready. Click here to sign up (I won't use your email address for anything else.) “They're ready for you in the studio.” … Continue reading The Ordinary Life of a Voiceover Artist
Just finished the last edit of "Hi, I'm Here for a Recording." Made over 150 changes/ additions. Will this process ever end...?
I thought it would be straightforward to write this one. Track my journey becoming an established voice-over, share a few anecdotes, a few tricks of the trade, a few personal stories... But I couldn't find the voice of the book. I kept shifting to "how to" mode and the book became impersonal. Then it had … Continue reading Currently Working on…
It’s the end of the year and once more, I’m going to have to say good-bye to the last twelve months without having released “Hi, I’m Here for a Recording, the ordinary life of a voiceover artist”. A project that started in October 2014 (“I’ll release it in time for Christmas,” she thought, naively) is … Continue reading Why You Should Write Only if You Have To
I've decided writing's my hobby.I always thought I didn't have hobbies - I enjoy doing a broad range of things professionally, and even though some of them haven't worked out, I was still hoping to earn some sort of a living from them and I always thought of them as "work".But writing books is different. … Continue reading Podcasts on Writing
Every book on writing with a little bit of kudos mentions Stephen King's "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" as a must-read. It is. It's a must-read for anyone who writes fiction; it's interesting for those who write non-fiction; it's a book that all those writing memoirs should read. I can summarise his advice … Continue reading Learning to Write: Stephen King On Writing
I’ve started writing my experiences as a voiceover artist in London. I’ve never written anything like this before and so I’m finding the process very interesting (and a little bit difficult, to tell you the truth). It’s not the memories that are making it difficult – they’re great fun and actually, they’re the aspect I’m … Continue reading How I’m Writing My Memoirs
The process of self-publishing is an interesting one. Unless you're writing with someone else, you have no deadlines. (Well, you can give yourself deadlines, but chances are, that if you miss them, you will not penalise yourself very heavily.)From "I've got an idea for a book" to "you can buy my book on Amazon" is … Continue reading Hi, I’m Here for a Recording.
After almost three months I'm returning to this blog to share with you another great use for your Kindle (or your e-book reader, as many of them probably have similar features). I've been using it recently to proofread the update of Thriving through Change. It's a short book but, nevertheless, the thought of having to … Continue reading Using the Kindle to Review Your Documents
Guy Kawasaki knows how to enchant, there's no doubt about it. That's why he was able to write a business book called "Enchantment" and get away with it. I managed to catch an online interview with him talking about his last book, APE, where he not only explained very clearly the advantages of self-publishing over … Continue reading APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. The One Book You Need to Self-Publish.