Imagine for a sec that your book is a piece of communication. You have some info and you want to share it. That’s communicating, right?
Your book has a soul. It’s an entity in its own right. And connecting into what it is and what it’s not is essential to writing a convincing book that takes off and takes on a life of its own.
So here I am on this writing retreat in Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve been writing all day and I need to go get some fresh air. There’s a park nearby that I decide to venture. […]
I’ve long known that what I do day-to-day is creative. But honestly, I didn’t think anyone else realised that. Because of the old cliché that I hear all the time.
Editors are all about fixing your grammar, right?
There are many misconceptions about creating a book. The internet is rife with misinformation about self-publishing. I have seen newly self-published authors encounter great success.
Three little words, which individually I usually love, but when used together, change the game. No. Travel. Rights. That’s right. I’m currently grounded in Australia.
When I hear business owners say they can’t think what to write about or if I’m struggling to come up with an idea for an article, it confuses the heck out of me.
It’s easy for stuff to get lost in translation. Especially with the written word, where body language and tone of voice are taken away from the act of communication.
Goosebumps… That’s what people have been saying when I’ve shared this excerpt from the Voice chapter of Web Words & Wanderlust. Why?
I spent Christmas 2013 alone in Fiji. Talk about doing stuff that brings up all your shit. It was the freaking weirdest, coolest, out-of-my-comfort-zone, face-my-fears trip I’ve ever done.
Sometimes, just as life is moving along beautifully, peacefully, The Worst Thing That Can Happen happens. You know what I’m talking about: those events that happen to other people.
Positive psychology, for those of you who don’t know, is basically the study of how to be happy. Or at least, the study of how happy people are happy, and what we can learn from them.
In editing others’ attempts at beautiful expression, we have a choice. We can choose kindness or cruelty. Humour or spite. Warmth or harshness.
According to the internet, introverts think they’ve got it tough. And I don’t want to turn this post into a war on introversion. But I have an observation you might identify with.
Sometimes go with the first draft. Sometimes take a chance. Sometimes just enough is plenty. Sometimes do it even if you’re not feeling it. Sometimes turn up late instead of not at all.