How to keep going when you’ve lost the plot. (Pun totally intended…)

Hello?   Oh good, there you are.   Let’s cosy down over here and ignore the world for a bit, yes?   So. I’ve had a lot of people tell me lately, “I want to write a book, but I’m

The vital thing you must do before you plan your book

You might think that planning your book is what you need to do before you start writing.     You might even have several book plans, scribbled out on pieces of scrap paper, or in notebooks (having a notebook makes

The Only 4 Book Templates You’ll Ever Need!!

Oh hello there! Happy 2017 and all that… I hope you’ve had a lovely start to the year.     I’m just SO EXCITED to tell you that finally, finally … FINALLY the product that I’ve been hinting at for

Your key to a magnetic non-fiction book that readers love

How does story fit in your non-fiction book? The following is a small excerpt from my upcoming product that’s launching next week, about how you can use story to spice up your non-fiction book, get your reader hooked in and

What to do when it all goes wrong

  Hi lovely writer,   This whole year, I’ve had one phrase guiding me and it’s made a huge difference in my ability to cope with life.   In a year where globally we’ve lost so many cultural icons, witnessed

Stand up out of the darkness

Hello,   The last week’s felt like a bit of a shitfight, hasn’t it? Either you’re still reeling from the Week That Was in politics and wondering where all the decent people are… Or you’re wondering why there seem to

Now, more than ever, write your book.

Hi. I need to tell you something important. It’s important for all of us.     And it’s this: I woke up yesterday morning, the day after the US elected Trump as the next President, and I felt hope. Please

How long it really takes to write a book

  You’ve just typed “The End” on your first draft. Or, you’ve just had an idea for a book. Or, you’re halfway through your first draft and can’t wait to finish.   You’re a real writer! Look at you go!

Are you boring yourself?

  There’s one very big difference between someone who has written a book, and someone who hasn’t.   The one who has? ACTUALLY WROTE ONE.   (I know. It’s obvious. Just bear with me.)   And I know that there

How To Hire An Editor #4

Because I get asked many versions of the same question – “How do I hire an editor?” – I’ve written this series to take you through exactly what working with an editor entails.   What to expect, what you’ll need

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