Narrative therapy principles in Memoir writing

Narrative therapy principles in Memoir writing

When people embark on a Memoir writing course they sometimes come up against writer’s block. A block of any description is just another word for Fear. When we experience writer’s block it generally suggests we are not confident, or we are experiencing discomfort, in the telling of our truth.  What makes my sessions unique is, …

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Is Reading Good for your Health?

Is Reading Good for your Health?

I read an article recently that got me thinking.  “Take two chapters daily – how to prescribe fiction.” The article discussed the idea that GPs are going to give books to help teenagers with mental health issues. Within the article two ‘seasoned bibliotherapists’ discussed the power of novels as therapy. Now, before we go any …

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The importance of proofreading

The importance of proofreading

Never underestimate the importance of proofreading. Mistakes in grammar, spelling or punctuation will reflect negatively on the writer or  organisation. Proofreading is quality control – an essential part of day-to-day business. There are many levels of proofreading. If you work for a large, global company, chances are your communication team will have a comprehensive proofreading …

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Celebrating the ‘we’ in reaching a Memoir Milestone

Celebrating the ‘we’ in reaching a Memoir Milestone

Today we have reached a very exciting milestone. It was exactly a year ago to the day I met my then ‘potential client’ to discuss his book. He wanted to publish a memoir about ‘how he became a psychic/spirit medium’ so we discussed the possibility of me being his ‘ghostwriter’. (I’ve already made all the …

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