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There are many reasons why you might write about your life. You may have had an adventurous journey that people will be interested in reading about, or you have overcome trauma and come out of it stronger and happier than ever with a lot of great experience to pass on to someone else. It might … Continued
When talking to people at parties, usually one question is always asked: ‘What do you do?’ Now here’s how these conversations never turn out: Person #1: ‘I’m a brain surgeon.’ Person #2: ‘Really? I’ve got an idea for a brain surgery I’d like to try one day.’ Person #1: ‘I’m in bomb disposal.’ Person #2: … Continued
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
Something that’s often required of the writer is a bio. This might be needed to enter a competition, for an ‘About the Author’ page in a published book, or an ‘About Me’ section on a website. Yet, despite the writer knowing everything about their own life, and their writing journey and accomplishments, they struggle with … Continued
Lots of writers look for a formula in writing, e.g. a novel should be 80,000 words each chapter should be 2,000 words 80,000/2,000 = 40 chapters. And then they’ll try write to that template. The problem is that in any given chapter, you might wrap up what needs to be said in 700 words. What … Continued