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Rewriting and adding content

I’m shocked that I’ve not posted on this site for almost eleven months, but I’m now back!  My excuse is that I was working on my non-fiction book Juggling Life, Kids & You which I am pleased to say is with the copy-editor and due back any day now.   Reflections on the rewrite When I said … Continue reading

Note 327 – Are you a fiction or non-fiction writer?

I’m more of a non-fiction writer myself – writing about true, factual accounts of real things, places, people etc., as opposed to stories, books etc., that are invented by an author. I have tried the odd short fictional story, but as I don’t enjoy it as much, I would never be inspired to write my … Continue reading

Note 188 – How people-watching can help a non-fiction writer too…

Being mainly a non-fiction writer, I have never felt the need to watch people and write down valuable thoughts that I can use in my writing pieces….until today.  Earlier on I was sent a link on Twitter which led me to an article by Cindy Huff called “How People-Watching Makes You a Better Writer” (source: Write It Sideways website … Continue reading

Note 166 – Trust your writing and don’t deprive the reader

Whilst listening to William Zinsser’s non-fiction audio book today called On Writing Well, I heard the following: “Trust the information that you’ve gathered to make its own point.  Don’t explain why it’s interesting or unusual or emotional”.  Make your writing exciting, but don’t say it’s exciting; let the reader work this out for themselves.  Zinsser … Continue reading

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