How to write a unique nonfiction book). Or, ‘Help! Someone has already written my book’

The more you can position your nonfiction book in the wider conversation, the better.

How do I get over the fear of sharing my writing?(Or what if someone’s already written a book about my topic?)

Have you ever noticed that the people who are most critical aren’t the ones out there doing their thing? They’re probably the ones sitting at home scrolling social.

Writing online for a general audience without watering down your expertise – four tips you can use today.

‘I know a shedload about my topic, but my audience is starting from zero. I don’t want to water down my message. What do I do?’

Why writing belongs on your calendar (and why waiting for inspiration to strike isn’t the best way to get your book written).

I used to sit and wait for inspiration to strike before I started writing. I spent more time thinking about the fact that I wasn’t writing than actually writing.  There was always something else that I should be doing—another email that needed replying to, another meeting I needed to attend or a cupboard I neededContinue reading “Why writing belongs on your calendar (and why waiting for inspiration to strike isn’t the best way to get your book written).”

Successful writers know that grit is more important than talent

‘That’s it’, I told my husband. ‘I’m quitting’. Sitting in the sunshine, sipping lattes and penning my thoughts. That’s what I’d thought it would be like to do a PhD. Instead, here I was surrounded by discarded kids toys and a mountain of washing. I was ready to throw the whole damn 50,000 words outContinue reading “Successful writers know that grit is more important than talent”