• Telling Your Story

    Writing in progress

    I’m doing what I tell so many people not to do: working on two writing projects. But my justification is that one is a paid non-fiction project, the other a novel for myself. Are they different enough to separate? My first priority of course is the paid gig, a Russian biography, and it’s very enjoyable to work on. I’ve told myself I should concentrate on this project, stick to the timeline and deliver what I’ve promised on time. My problem is the ‘the novel’ keeps nudging me. I’ll see a scene, hear a phrase of dialogue or an action by…

  • writing

    Don’t shrink from telling your stories

    My first ‘success’ in writing came in year 12 English when I submitted a short story and received an A+. I was shocked and embarrassed when the teacher handed it back to me with the red mark at the top…

  • Telling Your Story

    The Journey to Self-publish

    In the past ten years, we have helped about 500 people self-publish. It is such a delicious part of what we do because we are walking alongside somebody while they bring a story to life. I tell people that the…