Redundancy

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.

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What Does Success Mean To You?

Hi Everyone

Success comes in all forms, shapes and sizes.

In order to be successful, you have to first work out:

  • What success means to you?
  • What success will do for you?
  • What you envisage success to look like?

Only when you are able to answer these 3 questions, will you be able to map out your own path to success.

To you, success could mean:

  • Owning your own home
  • Being able to put food on the table
  • Running your own business
  • Writing your life story
  • Having a family of your own
  • Having a good network of friends for support
  • Working in your dream job
  • Fulfilling your ambitions
  • Getting up in the morning pain-free
  • Being able to create things

Or it could be a combination of all, or some, of the above.

Whilst you are redundant, it is a great time to discover what success means to you, because if you don’t, you will never feel satisfied but feel like there is something missing from your life or that you are a failure.

Knowing what success means to you, is the first step on your path to achieving it.

Don’t waste any more time feeling like a failure but instead put your time and energy into writing a list of what success means to you and then prioritise them in the order of most importance and set goals to achieve each and every one of them. As you do this, you will be growing into your own success and moving along the path to lead a more fulfilling existence and a happier you.

So what are you waiting for?

Until next time, stay positive.

Sandra Bellamy

 

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beatredundancyblues Won The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

This blog won the Inspiring Blogger Award
This blog won the Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Hi Everyone

I am so please that http://shras789.wordpress.com has nominated this blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Her comment read as follows:

“Hi, am nominating you for the Inspiring blogger award because you are helping people and your site that you sent me to has been really inspiring . I have an interview for a job on Dec 6th Thank you”

I cannot state enough, how happy I am to be nominated for this blog award and to inspire people is something I aspire to achieve at every opportunity. Thanks so much Sherry, I gratefully accept and hope you get a fantastic job soon.

For the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’ The rules are:

1. I should display the award logo somewhere on my blog. Done.

2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated me. Done.

3. State 7 things about myself. Done.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Done.

5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements. (Will do)

Here are 7 things I would like to share about myself:

  1. I have been made redundant twice
  2. Other than writing, which is my number one passion, I love listening to music, I find it relaxing and energising
  3. I have a bronze for Freestyle/Disco dancing
  4. I have appeared on the Channel Four programme called The TV Show in a live debate about Big Brother
  5. Disneyland Paris is my favourite holiday destination and second to that is London
  6. I enjoy visiting aquariums
  7. I enjoy visiting zoos

I now need to nominate 15 people to receive this award:

inspireyourbusiness.wordpress.com

goodmanagementisnot.com

motivatingdaily.com

bradstanton.com

jenowenby.wordpress.com

dragonflyscrolls.wordpress.com

dorothystacy.wordpress.com

feelgoodtribe.com

russelrayphotos2.com

margekatherine.com

bbanublog.wordpress.com

kellieelmore.com

tiffanylovesbooks.wordpress.com

jessicaschaubbooks.com

tmarchini.wordpress.com

~Congratulations to everyone. I look forward to seeing the award logo on your blogs and hearing more about you.
Stay positive
Sandra Bellamy
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Get Ready! How to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month NOW By Rochelle Melander a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hi Everyone

I know when I was made redundant, I saw it as an opportunity to live my dreams by taking my writing more seriously and getting some of it published. If you have ever thought that you have always wanted to write a book but never had the time, now is the time to seize the moment and just do it.

Today we have a guest blog article by Author and Writing Coach Rochelle Melander and we are giving away a free signed copy of her book, Write-A-Thon, to one lucky person. All you have to do to enter the giveaway competition is to answer a few questions by clicking on the Rafflecopter Giveaway Link in the title of this post. In the meantime I will hand you over to Rochelle.

As a former Girl Scout, I’ve never forgotten the scouting motto: Be Prepared. Even thought school has just started and November seems far away—I’m getting ready for National Novel Writing Month right now. After several years of succeeding at NaNoWriMo and one epic fail, I’ve learned how to prepare. Here are three practices from my toolbox that will help you get ready for the month-long writing marathon:

1. Train Your Writing Muscles. NaNoWriMo novices often end up like the proverbial weekend warrior, jumping into the month with gusto only to be grounded by injury (my aching neck) or discouragement. Schedule daily writing time throughout the rest of September and October. Write daily pages, craft poems, or do fiction-writing prompts—just get words on paper each day. By the end of October you’ll be a seasoned writing professional, easily able to amass 1667 words a day! As a bonus, you’ll have already created space in your daily schedule to write.

2. Create a Story Bible. Filmmakers and television writers make use of a show bible—a document that contains information about character, setting and plot. Take time to create your own Story Bible for your National Novel Writing Month project. In past years, I’ve used three-ring binders, spiral notebooks, and index cards to collect my ideas about character, setting, and plot long before the month starts. During some of your writing time each day, create histories for your characters. Collect photos of your setting. Sketch out several scenes. In the middle of National Novel Writing Month, you won’t have to wonder what your characters might wear or do— you will just have to consult your story bible.

3. Collect energy boosts. Writing a book in a month takes an enormous amount of energy. During the next month and a half, pay attention to the activities that increase your energy. For me these include taking daily walks, eating healthy snacks, stretching, reading fun magazines, and listening to music. I’m collecting these ideas on a Pinterest board, so that when I hit the proverbial wall—I’ll have easy-to-access solutions. (http://pinterest.com/writenowcoach/exercises-food-and-tools-4-overwhelmed-writers/) I’m also stockpiling energy boosts in my office. I have a shelf in my closet that I am filling with yummy snacks, inspiring books and magazines, and a few new music albums. (Wow, I can’t wait for NaNoWriMo to start!)

Your turn. What are you doing to get ready for the month-long novel writing challenge?

Rochelle Melander is an author, speaker, and certified professional coach. She is the author of ten books, including Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About It)Rochelle teaches professionals how to write good books fast, use writing to transform their lives, navigate the publishing world, and get published! Visit her online at www.writenowcoach.com

Rochelle Y. Melander

Author and Writing Coach

Editor, The Word in Season

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Author of the book,

Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days 

(And Live to Tell About It)

(Writers Digest Books, October 2011)

A 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist

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http://www.writenowcoach.com

http://www.writenowmastermind.com

rochelle@WriteNowCoach.com

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Competition closes on Friday 28th September 2012.