Nonfiction Editing

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As I said at the end of last month, to stop myself losing momentum on my ‘goals’ for the year I am writing a little review of my progress at the end of each month. This report is supposed to show that I’m on track and (hopefully) stop me from getting fed up and grumpy that things never seem to happen as fast as I would like.

But while this might be beneficial to me, it’s annoying as hell to read.

So, I’ve had a rethink and have decided to post a thoughtful little something-or-other based on something that has happened during the month.

This month’s topic …. Nonfiction and editing.

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Non Fiction Topics in Fiction: Bullying and 3 actions we can take to prevent it.

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In this blog I want to talk about so of the issues, I raise in my books, such as the orphans in My Name Is Jessica, homelessness and alcoholism in Grey Wings and Illness in Courage in Silence. But the main one that really got to me was when I wrote about bullying.

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Life & Love: 5 proven ways to build your confidence

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I thought I would blog about something a bit different today. It is something that I sometimes struggle with and am aware that others do too.

Confidence

Confidence is a lot of different things to different people.

To some people it is the ability to speak to a group, others it is able to go somewhere new by themselves. For me, confidence is knowing that I can do a job and do it well.

Sometimes we can be confident in some things but not others, for example, I have no problem posting my short stories online, talking to large groups of strangers or going to new places by myself. However, I have very little confidence when it comes to things like talking on the phone or doing something while being watched/judged. I crumble at the most mundane tasks if I know I’m being watched and judged, hence why I’ve failed my driving test twice despite being well able to drive and why I burned myself making tea yesterday.

Self-confidence is crucial; we need to be able to project ourselves as confident. After all no one is going to be willing to follow your advice, believe in you, or back your ideas if you’re nervous, fumbling and overly apologetic. But most importantly we need to have the confidence to for us to believe in ourselves.So for those of us who are losing our groove, I’m going to share the few tip’s I’ve been following that have really helped me pull myself back together this last week. They have actually worked for me, and I’m feeling so much happier in myself now.

So for those of us who are losing our groove, I’m going to share the few tip’s I’ve been following that have really helped me pull myself back together this last week. They have actually worked for me, and I’m feeling so much happier in myself now.

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