You Can Only Get Better as a Writer

3 December, 2013 § 2 Comments

You MUST Write to be a Writer

Writing Tips From Winning Author Paul Harden

30 November, 2013 § 3 Comments

You know I think I write pretty well. Noone can ever deny that because apart form my blog posts here and elsewhere, Ive never written the Great Novel. In the immediate future I have no intention, NaNoWriMo or not. My focus is on non-fiction for now. But when I do get to the stage I’d like to write more creatively, I’d be listening to people who have done it before and been successful.

Paul Harden is one of those people.

Here are a few ideas he shares, and they are worth taking note of!

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/60070-5-writing-tips-paul-harding.html

I love the line

Don’t confine truth to fact.

Genious!

How To Write a Book in 2 Minutes

1 June, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I was testing out how fast I could produce a video. Turns out … fast!

In this really quick 2 minute video I cover off the four key elements to writing a book

  1. what’s the big idea?
  2. create a plan
  3. scope out the book
  4. write!

And you’re done!

Obviously there is a lot more to writing a book but essentially these are the key elements.

Becoming a Writer

6 December, 2011 § 1 Comment

I became a writer by writing. I remember almost all of my undergraduate creative writing teachers saying,

Just write,

and things will happen

Quoted by Carrie Oeding from her teachers in her BA English.

source: https://phdincreativewriting.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/how-carrie-oeding-became-a-writer/

Well worth the read.  Reading any writer’s story provides inspiration to see how others have found their path to publication (if that is your aim).

Keep in mind though that what works for one won’t necessarily replicate for others. You need to find your own path. And, as Carrie says, you do that by writing. And writing. And writing some more.

becoming a writer

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