How to write an award-winning bestselling first novel… or at least be happier whilst trying! – TedTalk

How to write an award-winning bestselling first novel… or at least be happier whilst trying! – TedTalk

I’ve got another one for you. This one was given by Nathan Filer, successful published author, at TEDxYouth@Bath.

He recounts this from his experience at an office, where he held a job which wasn’t all that he liked. He decided to write a novel.

He shared wisdom with us which I want to share with you!

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10 ways to have a better conversation – TedTalk

10 ways to have a better conversation – TedTalk

I watched this TedTalk yesterday about having better conversations. This woman named Celeste Headlee talked about talking to and listening to people, very important things which have changed radically in modern times. Interference by electronics like mobile phones have made us more anti-social, resulting in us not being to have good conversations anymore and not listen well to what someone has to say.

I want to share with you what knowledge she passed on to me (and with me a lot of other people who saw or listened to the talk).

Here goes!

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How to survive.. a zombie apocalypse

How to survive.. a zombie apocalypse

Yep, another one. But I think it’s still relevant. You hear about it a lot. Movies, series, games, comics, novels; zombie apocalypses have been widely covered. In reality, however, there haven’t been any zombie apocalypses yet, but who knows when it’ll break out; it could strike in a week, or tomorrow!

In this post: how to survive a zombie apocalypse!

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Watch tip: Jericho (series)

Watch tip: Jericho (series)

I recently started watching the series Jericho. It’s about a small city in Kansas called Jericho, which suddenly is turned upside down because of a nuclear explosion. The series takes viewers into the lives of different characters experiencing the uncertain and shady events in and around Jericho. Some characters have a lot of mystery surrounding them, which makes it intriguing to watch. Besides that, I really like the apocalyptic/survival genre, so Jericho is a perfect fit.

If you have nothing to do or you want to watch something new; here you go!

Writing tip #1

Writing tip #1

I think almost every writer is fond of advice others give them and tips that are available (at least I am). Because tips and advice can give insights in your own writing, help you get unstuck or provide you with new ways of thinking, they can be very useful. However, not every tip or piece of advice is usable and you don’t have to agree with or accept everything you’ll hear or read, it’s all up to you. That doesn’t inhibit me from sharing some tips and advice with you.

Side note: I’m not a successful writer or author that has tons of experience. I’m just a noob starting out. I do, however, have a working pair of brains (I think) and have encountered many tips and pieces of advice that I found useful in my own writing and practice.

This is writing tip #1, the first post of (hopefully) many posts in which I’ll be giving you a tip or piece of advice that I found useful and which you could also apply to your writing.

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