• 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,  Work in progress

    Your Book, Your Options

    Your Book, Your Options My last blog talked about why you might write a book. Now that you’d decided that you will write one, how do you start? When you walk in to a book store or the library, you’ll see thousands of books. It’s really important to have some idea of what you think your finished book might look like. Will it be a big glossy coffee-table book or a simple little poetry collection? Don’t forget that you also have the option of creating an ebook, which is much less expensive than a printed book in terms of production. You also need to consider what genre your book will…