Starting on June 16 at 2 pm EST, Book Writing Success Coach Shelley Gillespie will have a guest spot on The Boomer’s Ultimate Guide podcast.
…Thoughts can be fragile and ephemeral. If you wake up with an inspiring thought, record it before it disappears in the morning’s rush. …
… But is writing hard? If you think about it, writing is expressing yourself. One of the first things we do as small children is learn to talk. And, children are some of the most creative creatures on earth in their efforts to get their messages across. They get fed, clothed, and cared for because they’ve mastered the art of communication.
Before you settle for one elemental way of communicating—a good, long cry—consider these seven ways to set yourself up for writing success. …
Probably the most overused phrase I’ve heard lately is, “It’s complicated.”
The phrase is a tease. It’s also a cliché for what someone says who does not want to discuss an unpleasant piece of information.
Completing a recent book in a genre new to me, I was reminded how important it is to seek out feedback, critiques, or comments from others. There are standards, as evidenced by the massive number of rejections new writers will often collect on their way to publishing.
Recently I checked out two library books on the same day with a female protagonist named Calliope. Since neither book’s character liked her given name, each opted to be called Callie. One of the books was written in 1996, one in 2014.
What would you need to do when you have never written and don’t know where to start?
Here are 3 ideas:
- Find an idea of something that jumps out at you and start making notes, start researching, and begin with a rough outline.
- READ! If you have a certain type of book you wish to write, start your own crash course by reading books that are considered good exemplars of that type of book. You will not be copying them – please don’t ever say I suggested THAT! You are using them for inspiration.
- Join my very first Book Writing Success Coach Group Program.
After coaching many people, I realized there were certain things that I repeatedly told everyone I coached. To be more efficient, I decided to share that information in a group. The BONUS of my program is that one-on-one personal coaching will also be included in my 2-month program.
Two words were, and probably still are, able to set my son and me off into gales of laughter. The words? “The drop.”
Why, you might ask?
Adam Mansbach, Author of Go the F*** to Sleep, defended his book for parents whose children just won’t go to sleep. He denied he was going for shock value, but claimed his title was just an organic result of exasperation when a child just won’t go to sleep – for hours.
With over 70 books written and 66 of them bestsellers, Catherine Coulter certainly can write!…
Coulter says to write every day. Well, I write something every day, but not necessarily contributions to my book in progress. Do you write daily?…