• Telling Your Story

    The Art of Journaling

    This time last year I was on an adventure of a lifetime, the first one that I had taken on my own and it was a given that I take a notebook to write about my experience. My plan was to walk for fifty days to celebrate fifty years of life, then put the experience into a book when I returned. Exactly one year today, I set off on a pilgrim walk across Spain on the Camino de Santiago carrying an eight-kilogram pack. I planned to walk around 20 kilometres per day until I reached Santiago, which was 800 kilometres away. I had big plans to write voraciously about my…

  • 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…