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Blogs from the Word Alchemist

Blogs about personal branding and book coaching with the odd musing and story thrown in.

Plan your non fiction book #10 – do something else

I recently asked you what your vision for your book was and then I suggested you did nothing. Today I am suggesting that you do something else. Do something else Today do something else Taking time out to do something unrelated to your book is great for getting fresh insight Click To Tweet This is... Read More

Plan your non fiction book #9 – do nothing

Plan your non fiction book in a weekend has been designed to help you to be able to undertake all of the vital planning tasks that make writing a book – simple and stress free Each day to help you create your book, I am going to answer these essential planning questions:- What kind of planner... Read More

Plan your non fiction book #8 – creating a vision

Plan your non fiction book in a weekend has been designed to help you to be able to undertake all of the vital planning tasks that make writing a book – simple and stress free Each day to help you create your book, I am going to answer these essential planning questions:- What kind of planner... Read More

Plan your non fiction book #7 – What is your why #2

Plan your non fiction book in a weekend has been designed to help you to be able to undertake all of the vital planning tasks that make writing a book – simple and stress free Each day to help you create your book, I am going to answer these essential planning questions:- What kind of planner... Read More

Mellifluous

What if every week, you learned a new word and to improve your writing and communication, you used it during that day in whatever way floats your boat. Try to have fun. Today’s word is mellifluous. When you greet your first friend, today tell them that you are feeling mellifluous… Pick up a pen and let your... Read More

Plan your non fiction book #6 – What is your why #1

Why do you want to write a book? The five ‘why’s’ or the five ‘so what’s’? A great way to get deep to the heart of your book is to ask the five ‘why’s’ or the five ‘so what’s’. The trick here is to ask ‘why’ or ‘so what’ and then ask it again, until... Read More

Plan your non fiction book #4 – Your end to end book plan

Plan your non fiction book in a weekend has been designed to help you to be able to undertake all of the vital planning tasks that make writing a book – simple and stress free Each day to help you create your book, I am going to answer these essential planning questions:- What kind of planner... Read More

Plan your non fiction book #3 – planning and your brain

Earlier in this series I asked you what kind of planner you are and gave some clues (planning hints and tips) about how best you could tackle your book. Today all I want to do is to ask you to consider the incredible benefits that flexing your behaviour can bring to you, your life, your... Read More

Why you should write a book #3

We have looked at your why’s and taken a look at self-publishing as way to build your personal brand.My final reason is – do it because it will help you to grow as a person and a writer. Let’s look at some of the ways that you can do it. There are many ways to... Read More

Why you should write a book #2

This is our second look at why you should write a book. Self publishing is here to stay The simple truth is self publishing is here to stay. More and more people are writing books to share their story, knowledge, skills and experience. They do it for many reasons, but mostly they recognise that a... Read More

Why you should write your book #1

Why you should write your book For me there are 4 main reasons You have a personal story to tell – stuff has happened and you want to reach out and tell others, whilst you heal, recover and find a way to use words to help you move on You have an inspirational message to... Read More

7 things that bring me happiness

Write down at least 7 things in your life that bring you happiness. I bet there are some days, that you feel great it’s to be alive. Like today, the sun was shining (it’s now dark and windy) and mum and I walked Ferdy Dog and Marley Moo to the Chill Out Bar at the... Read More

Are you on the right or wrong path?

If you have your eyes on the path, you may miss reaching your vision Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” The Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to”. Alice: “I don’t much care where”. The Cat: “Then it doesn’t much matter... Read More

Gold, frankincense and myrrh and my gift to you

This Christmas morning, I found myself sitting on the sofa in my mums house reflecting once again. Not on the year past, but about the giving and receiving of presents. It’s been many a year since I gave any gifts at Christmas and certainly living with a bah humbug for the last 5 years killed... Read More

Christmas Eve reflections and thanks

As the year winds down, the winter solstice has heralded in the start of all things new, I feel a growing sense of excitement. Yes my inner child is bursting through!! (look out) Often we stand at this time and wonder what we have achieved in the previous year. It may have felt tough, you... Read More
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