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Getting organised to write your masterpiece

At the start of the year you said to yourself “This is the year that I’m going to write a book.” If you’ve been following my blog series on this topic you’ll now have a better idea of what is involved. Now, then, is the time to get organised and, by bringing it all together

Getting into print

Someone asked me recently, “How did you get published? Is it expensive?” These days, there are so many different ways to get your book into print that I thought I would share the one most people use these days – self-publishing. It is worth saying, from the outset, that I am one person, using a

It’s not just about the writing

How much of the time it takes to create a book is spent writing? Not as much as you’d think. I was once introduced to a model of writing that makes writing only 30% of the process. The bulk of the time is spent either side if the writing. We’ve already discussed planning so now seems

When writing non-fiction make four decisions first

If you have a non-fiction masterpiece within you, dying to get out, it can feel like a challenge. No making stuff up like those lucky fiction types. No. You have to make sure everything you say is right! Well, not quite. Any book you write is from your own perspective so opinion is allowed as

For fiction, you need to consider the four elements

When your ambition is to write a novel, one can sometimes feel rather daunted by the process. It isn’t like writing non-fiction, where the information all exists and your job is to organise it and put your perspective on it.  No – you have to make stuff up. Let’s be clear here, unless you are a

To be a writer, first you have to write

Who has started 2019 by saying, “This year I want to write a book?” The desire to write a bestseller is a common desire. Plenty of people dream of pouring out their soul into a novel, or sharing their wisdom in a non-fiction masterpiece. The fantasy usually leads to one having an unexpected bestseller at

Have a Golden Christmas

Over the last 10 weeks or so, Creative Words has been seeking out the wisdom of a range of experts in their field, to bring you their perspective on different methods of getting your content out there. We’ve spoken to: Luke Magnay about video Jo De Rosa about blogging Katie Foster about visuals and using

Keeping up with Social Media

I just love Social Media! I’m Alicia. I work part-time from home helping to organise Facebook content, working with content writers and a graphic designer to create posts and articles, mainly for Facebook groups which have thousands of members. Creating good Social Media content can be detail orientated and repetitious but I love how it

Why, How & What to Blog?

Why? Blogging is the perfect way of engaging your target audience by gifting them a snippet of what you do, to ideally whet their appetite for your paid content. Can you imagine having an endless stream of interested individuals who love what you do and are ready to part with their cash on your products?

The Communication Superpowers

Are you fed up with blogs that start with thought-provoking questions? Does a bulleted list give you the vapours? Have you been given so many tips and tricks that in the end all you want to do is just be told what to do? As it happens, not many of us like being told what