Some Publishers

Today’s technology is making book production simple and inexpensive. Anybody can publish a book. But does that qualify them to do so? Some of these people begin publishing companies, joining the ranks of self-publishers and partnership publishers out there who claim they’re about helping authors get their books out into the world. But are they? … Continued

The Writing Need

It’s tame to call wanting to write a ‘passion’. It’s a need. When left unattended, writers say that they feel uneasy, or agitated. From my own experience, when I haven’t written for a while I begin suffering hypnagogic hallucinations. When it isn’t expressed, the writer’s voice – that voice inside our heads that needs to … Continued

Thinking Cinematically

[responsivevoice voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to this”] Even if we’re aspiring novelists, movies and television serials can teach us a lot about structure, pacing, and character development. That’s because these facets are constants in storytelling, whatever the form that storytelling takes, e.g. writing movies, writing television, writing stageplays, writing novels, or writing short stories. But … Continued

Write

I take immense pride in writing as a craft, so it annoys me when people trivialise it, consider it a shtick, or don’t take it as seriously as they should. Let me break down some of the things I’ve heard, the outlook some employ, and how they should actually be looking at it …   … Continued

The Guide to Writing Coaching Books – Part 3 of 3

‘However’ is NOT the most commonly used word used in the English language Lots of authors – particularly writers in nonfiction – overuse ‘however’. There are two forms of abuse of the poor ‘however’. 1. When authors are trying to qualify a point … Establishing and operating a business from home is not a prospect … Continued

The Guide to Writing Coaching Books – Part 2 of 3

Avoid repetition Repetition might work for midnight infomercials, where the presenter is saying to you, ‘But, wait, there’s more!’ But TV is a visual medium where repetition works as an assault to gain attention. In reading you already have your audience’s attention. The reader would not have picked up your book unless they were interested … Continued

The Guide to Writing Coaching Books – Part 1 of 3

There is no formula for writing a book that works for everybody, although there are templates that tell you that a book should be X chapters, include a bonus chapter, contain these and those appendices, and each chapter should contain roughly 2,500 words, accumulating to a total of roughly forty to fifty thousand words. What … Continued

Let Us Help You

Often, this blog is dedicated to writing fiction. This week, we’re going to look at writing nonfiction – specifically, books that are designed to showcase the author’s expertise and knowledge in a specific industry. Inexperienced writers think it’s easy. It’s no different to writing an autobiography – after all, all the material is there. Just … Continued