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.
I've been writing since I was seven and was lucky enough to always have a readership (thanks, Mum!). I've always had friends, or friends of friends, or sisters of friends, or friends of mum who enjoyed reading my work and giving me some sort of feedback. One of my mother's friends even wrote two full … Continue reading Loved a Book? Tell the Author!