Writers Don’t Think They Have Something To Say

So many people idealise about writing a book. They have grand plans to leave a legacy, share their story or help others. How many do you think actually achieve those lofty goals? I don’t know either but I’m willing to guess very few end up with a book in...
Writing A Good Non-Fiction Book … Fast

Writing A Good Non-Fiction Book … Fast

In any endeavour in life, if you’re not learning you risk going stale and becoming outdated in your methods. The moral is – always be learning. Robert Plank is one of the most prodigious people I’ve come across. He’s quick and savvy at anything...
10 Rules of Writing by Elmore Leonard

10 Rules of Writing by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard: 10 Rules for Good Writing When you want to learn to write well you see what those who are recognised as great writers have done. Model the best. Elmore Leonard is an acknowledged literary legend. Best known for his crime fiction he was a prodigious...
How To Write – Without Writing!

How To Write – Without Writing!

Just tested using Google Docs Voice tool. Holy Toledo!! Why haven’t I done this before?!? You know, writing can be a hard slog. Tapping away at the keyboad letter by letter. It takes time. And to make matters worse, the typing is nowhere near as fast as my brain...
Imperfect Perfection

Imperfect Perfection

There are times when you want things ‘just so’ and try as you might you just can’t get them right – do it anyway before the law of diminishing marginal returns kicks in. There are times when you don’t produce something because, well, you...

How to Become a Better Writer

In mythical terms, the writers equivalent to the search for the Holy Grail must surely be, “How can I write better?”. Endless articles, books and courses are created with this one objective in mind. Experts and academics pontificate on methodology,...