Sharon Wright, Dragon Slayer on how to complete your book in 4 weeks
I met Sharon at a Broxtowe Women’s Event recently and was inspired by her commitment and dedication to her writing. As I’ve said in my blog many times, you won’t write a book a you don’t write and just starting is the most important step. It doesn’t matter if you have to change everything you write later; what’s important is that you get into the habit of writing on a regular basis. Fifteen minutes a day is better than an hour every three months.
I appreciate Sharon taking the time to share her tips with us and they’re all very practical and useful.
5 Tips for Writing Your Book Fast
One: Plan before you start
Planning and preparation is key to any success and this goes without saying with writing my book “Mother of Invention”.
My intention at first was to have ten chapters, but as I planned the contents this soon sketched out into eighteen. You can only be guided initially for the start middle and end; this will grow quite quickly but make sure you are happy with the chapter headings before starting to write your book.
Break each chapter into sections with a clear idea what it will entail, making reference to every element, date, and points you wish to make. I split my chapters into start middle and end, like a mini book in itself, as there has to be a purpose to each individual chapter. I used all my notes as a tick list to make sure each chapter flowed perfectly into the next.
Two: How you write every chapter
WHY PEOPLE COMPLAIN ONLINE
As a nation we seem to be catching onto the complaining culture… it’s about being heard and understood
Why do we feel the desire to complain on line? Because it makes it feel better? It’s extremely cathartic getting it off our chest. Its far easier to express all that pent up emotion on paper and makes us feel we can seal the lid on our resentment bucket. Off loading resentment can be great therapy for moving on. Maybe its because when its in writing its documented for all to see. Our revenge; that cannot be erased. For me personally it takes a lot for me to even bother.
I would have to feel seriously wronged to carry out this duty…if there was no resolution then I wouldn’t hesitate to complain.
I would have to feel seriously wronged to carry out this duty. If I felt I’d been misguided or a service/product wasn’t up to my expectation I would first attempt to resolve the problem by making contact. I,m fair but I don’t suffer fools. Its not always about compensation, its more than that. It’s about being heard and understood. If there was no resolution then I wouldn’t hesitate by expressing my opinion online and taking this as far as I could.
I think you have to be a certain type of character to make a complaint in the first place. Does that make us wrong or bad? No, I don’t think so. I think it demonstrates assertiveness - strong individuals with strong opinions; and that’s what this nation needs more of. I would like to think my opinion would make a difference and would be taken in a positive way, constructive criticism, where improvement is required. Just having somebody admit to a problem reduces the negative emotion in an instance, accepting responsibility is all that is required.
Like they say for every person who has a complaint as many as ten people hear about it…..