Category Archives: Writing

Inspire SW

In honour of this conference, I’ve done something really mad I’ve written a keynote poem, and I warn you, it could be bad. I like to take a risk or two, I’m quite experimental I sang a song at WomenEd, … Continue reading

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Be a Writer – Part Four: Copy Rights

When your book gets accepted for publication, you will be sent a contract to sign. It’s likely that you will want to sign on the dotted line as quick as you can and send it straight back, just in case … Continue reading

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Be a Writer – Part Three: Publish or Be Damned

Once you’ve decided that you are going to be a writer, and you’ve got your idea past the “is this actually going to be useful/interesting/inspiring to my audience?” test, it is time to try and get your words into print. In … Continue reading

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Be a Writer – Part Two: Ideas and Audiences

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison There are all sorts of motivations for writing a book. Maybe you want to share your ideas with the … Continue reading

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Be a Writer – Part One: Ten Home Truths

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway I’ve been meaning to blog on writing for a while, because it’s something I get asked about a lot, via email and … Continue reading

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Interpretations

“Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge.” Alberto Manguel When you become a published author, you very quickly get used to readers interpreting what you write in a way that is not what you … Continue reading

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Connections

Today I had the strange but lovely experience of having to read my own book. When you get to the proofs stage, you are in the last bit of the book writing process. This is the proof, if you like, … Continue reading

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