This Now, Now, Now page is where I’ll keep you informed of what I’m working on now, my own personal writing, some client stuff (what I can divulge, most of my clients wish to remain anonymous), my life things and my most recent reading.

During 2017 a lot changed for me – the biggest change was buying and moving to the “Disaster Farm”. Allegedly it has potential. It took us a year to find somewhere to house nineteen animals (chickens, ducks, cats, dogs, goats and horses), that was big enough for growth, and cheap enough for us to afford. Let’s see how it progresses in 2018.

I have done very little writing on my book. The move to the Disaster Farm was quite disruptive (at least this is my excuse, and I’m sticking to it.)

Derek Sivers came up with the idea for a “now page” – read why he thinks it’s a good idea.

Some recent posts are included below.

 

Why You Shouldn’t Write Your Business Book in Your Voice & What You Should Do Instead…

Frequently when I work with a new writing client they tell me that their book needs to be written in their voice. "My voice is what clients love and know. I'm funny, the book needs to be funny. I have a very strong personality, that's what's made my business what it...

Got Stuck Worrying What Other People Will Think of My Writing…

... and then I heard Anne Lamott in her TED talk - "12 truths I learned from life and writing" - and I stopped worrying. “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” -...

How Entrepreneurs Should Write Their Expert Solutions Book – from 9 Myths About Writing Non-Fiction Books for Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Experts & Authors

The Author Myths - Real writers start on blank page #1, then they start writing. They write the first chapter, then the 2nd chapter... until they get to the end and write their conclusions. Tada! Easy peasy. Well, you entrepreneurial-type writers, you coaches and...

Capturing Ideas & Organising Thoughts for Writers (& speech writers)

Clearing out my old office, in anticipation of the move to our new farm, I found a box of my speeches from around 2002-2005. Forgive the dust and the cat hair, here are some photos of my "filing and writing system" from the pre-Evernote and pre-Agile Author Canvas™...

Readers don’t care how much you know, till they know how much you care…

Recently I was helping a writer who had become stuck whilst developing her first book. She was incredibly well-qualified, bright, full of ideas, experienced with a wealth of knowledge and she wanted to get it all into her book. She had a comprehensive contents list,...

If you’re writing, you’re a writer – write!

Advice from Alan Watts, British philosopher: "Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon....

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