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What Is Asexuality? Asexual Awareness #aceweek

If you are new to this beat redundancy blues blog, you might not be aware that in 2009, was the first time I was made redundant. Which is when I discovered my life purpose of writing. And now I write non-fiction books that change lives from pain to gain, under my own publishing imprint of Quirky Books. I specialise in writing books for asexuals, about many different aspects of asexuality. This week is asexual awareness week, known as #aceweek, from Sunday 24th of October to 30th October 2021.

So you may be asking, what is asexuality?

Watch the What Is Asexuality – YouTube #shorts video above and read the asexual flags below, to find out…

What is asexuality?
A lack of sexual attraction
You don't get the need, urge, or want, for partnered sexual intercourse
Asexuals form an asexuality spectrum of nuanced identities
From those who experience no sexual attraction, to those who experience it only under limited, rare, or specific circumstances.
Asexuality spectrum from pure asexuals to grey asexuals

If you are new to asexuality, or you want more help understanding the asexual spectrum, and how to navigate dating, relationships, and life, as an asexual, in a highly sexualised world, I have been helping asexual for over 6 years now on my Asexualise channel www.youtube.com/asexualisemyasexuallife that you can subscribe to, which will help you with many aspects about asexuality, and especially dating and relationships. I usual live stream daily and you can ask me anything you want in chat there.

If you are still discovering about asexuality and more about the asexual spectrum, I have a Free Asexuality Basics For Beginners course that you can sign up to here that also shows you what the asexual spectrum is www.asexualiseacademy.com

I also wrote a book and interviewed 46 asexuals around the globe and across the asexual spectrum for it, https://amzn.to/2Lk5en3 What is good about this book, is it does not just give text book definitions of orientations across the asexual spectrum, it shows you them, through their answers and the personal details they share. It answers most questions you could think of about love, life, and sex, from an asexual point of view, including those you feel afraid to ask!!

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Writing, Fibromyalgia, and Entrepreneurship | How My Life Changed Instantly! By Author Sandra Bellamy

This video is the story of how my life changed in an instant and I never looked back!

Happy watching and let me know your thoughts!

As always, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xx

P.S. Yes, my Fibro book will finally be published this year! Exciting times xx

 

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Persistence, Patience and Inner Power!

Writing is the love of my life.

I have to confess, writing itself, brings me inner peace, such happiness, joy, and contentment, that I do not experience from anything else I regularly do. Nothing compares to the feeling. If only writing books was that simple. But as a self- published Author of non-fiction, loads of other things have to be factored into the equation besides the writing itself:

  • Research.
  • Interviewing – for this Asexual Perspectives book.
  • Asking your intervieews more questions in view of their responses. This can mean a lot of back and forth emailing.
  • Typing your handwritten book up, and your interviewee answers, or using copy and paste and re-formatting the text to fit your own font and type size.
  • Editing your intervieews grammar, spelling and punctuation, enough so that it is legible, but still kept authentic and in their own voice.
  • Editing your own writing for the book multiple times, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Proofreading, and again, and again, and again – and even more than that.
  • Getting someone else to proof read it for you.
  • Incorporating their interviews into the book so they blend in with your own part and emphasise what you are saying in their own, natural way.
  • Writing the back matter and front matter.
  • Creating a TOC.
  • Getting a list of further resources together – where appropriate.
  • Fomatting the book correction.
  • Typsetting the book correctly.
  • Correct pagination.
  • Book cover design for Kindle and Createspace – with a blurb!
  • Hiring the right designers, proofreaders and editors, if you can’t do that yourself.
  • Purchasing ISBNs, if you want to use your own!!

And anything else I may have forgotten to mention.

So you can see that a love and passion for writing, has to be an almost obsession, to be able to give you the patience, determination and persistence, to pull off publishing your own book! You need to use your inner power to believe you will get it done, no matter what! Don’t over think it, just do it!

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ARE YOU EXPLODING?

If you are redundant it can be a great time to take stock of your life and start writing that book that is within you.

Many people don’t know where to start when writing a book and they procrastinate and never get started, here is my number one tip for getting started with writing your book – it’s called my ‘creative writing explosion’ technique, and in this video I explain how to start writing a book using my creative writing explosion technique, that is about ad-libbing and creating free-flowing stories on the hop. Try it out and leave your comments below – don’t forget to subscribe!

Happy Christmas xx

Thanks for sticking with me of another awesome quirky year – there are many more to come!! And keep believing in you xx

author, Redundancy

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS FOR WRITERS!

Black Friday Quirky Books T Shirt Sale
Black Friday Quirky Books T Shirt Sale

Well I am amazingly happy to announce that I have just started my first online clothing range for writers on Amazon.com – yes, under the brand name of Quirky Books – first two T Shirts went live in the early hours of this morning and are at a bargain price especially for the Black Friday promotion. So don’t forget to grab yourself a bargain. – If you live in the UK, you cannot buy these yet – but I will also have my T Shirts on Redbubble in the near future! Let me know what you think and I will hurry up and get them on there if you love them so much!

Check out these new designs and let me know what you think!! http://amzn.to/2fZr02d

I already have a Quirky T Shirt brand in case you did not know and these are also reduced for the Black Friday promotion with 7 new designs added this morning, like this Don’t Criticize Me Until You’re Perfect T Shirt – check them out here http://amzn.to/2goHrpv  

P>S> Stay Quirky xx And write soon – on a T Shirt if you need to!! Now, I bet you did not think of designing T Shirts as writing on a cloth canvas – did you?? But it is!! Enjoy!!

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How To Improve Your Writing – Video 5

If you have been made redundant – redundancy is a fantastic time to write that book you have always dreamed about writing, or the book you have always had within your soul but never realised!!

In this mini training video series, I focus on yet another element of how to improve your writing. In this fourth video on how to improve your writing skills, today I talk to you about punctuation and grammar and how best to use it! Check it out, subscribe, give it a thumbs up and leave your comment.