• This Writing Journey

    Dr. Fuckwit

    Whenever I run workshops on writing memoir, biography, and that sort of thing, I instruct participants to keep us mired in the moment. That means if they’re writing about an experience when they were a twelve-year-old, then all I want to see, all I want to know, is what the narrator saw and knew as that twelve-year-old. Keep the narrative as if it’s unfolding then and there. Don’t let the present-day self butt in with present-day wisdom, opinions, or reflection. That punctures the suspension of disbelief. I also always say (and stress this also in fiction workshops I run) that unless there’s a justification for it, keep events chronological. It’s…

  • Books

    The Launch Book

    Title: The Launch Book (The Easy Publishing Series) Author: Les Zigomanis Publication Date: 22 April 2015 Format: Paperback (181x111mm, 70 pages) ISBN: 978-0-9925226-0-5 Category: Nonfiction You’ve written and published a book, and you have the first hot copy in your hands. What’s next? Writing and publishing a book is an incredible achievement, and it shouldn’t go unheralded. What a book really needs when it comes into the world is a launch to celebrate its arrival. But what does a launch entail? The Launch Book is a simple guide that will talk you through the requirements of organising a launch and ensure that all your hard work is duly celebrated.