The importance of an editor

The importance of an editor

If you’re writing a book and thinking of self-publishing don’t underestimate the need of an editor.  In fact, most smart writers will engage more than one editor. Why is this so important? Firstly, it’s almost impossible to edit your own work.  You tend to see what...
Is a book a step too far?

Is a book a step too far?

They say everyone has a book in them, but, if writing isn’t your primary skill, it can feel like an impossible mountain to climb.  However, you don’t have to write 50,000 words to become an author. There are many ways to deliver your content, besides actually sitting...
How to write a book

How to write a book

There’s a well-known saying that everyone has at least one book in them.  If you’re running your own business or a specialist in a particular area, you’ve definitely got the information in your head to create a book. Then the challenge of getting the book from being...
Create credibility – become an author

Create credibility – become an author

They say we all have a book in us somewhere, but how many people actually get that book out and use it to help them establish their reputation for being an expert in their field? OK – let’s start at the beginning, but it might not be the beginning you had in mind!...
Are you an expert?

Are you an expert?

Do you find that people often ask for your advice?  When you’re at a networking meeting do you get lots of people saying “So how do you do [insert your specialist subject here]?  Do you find your business connections often refer people to you for help? Sounds like you...
5 steps to beat writer’s block!

5 steps to beat writer’s block!

If you want to write a book, there are lots of things to do – mostly practical stuff – but then you actually have to write the book.  Many authors find that, even though they have years’ of experience and bags of knowledge, getting it down on paper isn’t...