You Have Decided to Write. Now what?

Congratulations you have made the decision to write. Now you have to make it happen. Publishing a book can open up a wealth of opportunities. Bear in mind, however, that in the writing world being creative does not necessarily mean you will be successful.  A healthy...

Spell Check – what it is and what it is not

What is “spell check” or “spell checker”? It is a software program designed to identify misspelled words and notify the user. This notification, if using Microsoft Word, displays as a red squiggly line, and with a right click of the mouse, will have suggestions if the...

Everyone Has a Story. Why Not Share Yours?

Why do people write books and what makes you decide to write one?   Firstly, the stereotypical image of someone having a “Eureka!” moment followed by hours of laborious typing that miraculously results in an overnight best-seller couldn’t be further from the truth....

The Rise of the Authorpreneur

The Urban Dictionary defines an authorpreneur as being “an author who creates a written product, participates in creating their own brand, and actively promotes that brand through a variety of outlets.” There has never been a better time to be an authorpreneur....

How to Work Through Writer’s Block

Everyone at some point will experience writer’s block. Whether you are just starting out or an acclaimed industry expert, writers block knows no boundaries and like an unwelcome house guest will turn up uninvited and often look like it’s going to stay a while. Broadly...