• Telling Your Story

    I want to write a book but don’t have the writing skill

    If you haven’t had a lot of experience with writing you might ditch the whole ‘write a book’ idea because you lack the confidence. But just like training for a marathon, it’s about making a plan, improving your skills and practicing. The more you do it, the better you get. Let’s break that down into three parts and see where it goes. Make a plan I covered this a little in my last blog in terms of planning an outline of a book. This is simply a matter of brainstorming what content you’d like to have in your book. Obviously fiction and non-fiction will be a little different but the…

  • Telling Your Story

    Find Your Tribe – The Writing Secret

    My love of story goes back to the mid seventies when I was a barefooted girl living in the bush. Back then, I had no point of reference when it came to my tribe because I had one and was well and truly loved and accepted. I was free to be myself. When I went to boarding school I was suddenly without my tribe and had to learn how to fend for myself and to navigate the confusing relationships that go with teenage territory. I suddenly had no voice and stopped being myself. I also stopped loving stories – writing or reading them. This is not a unique story. Just…