If you haven’t started your book yet, have you tried attending one of my events?
Well, I know I’m not the only one to consider last month’s event an absolute hit!
Sherine Walrond had been a former guest at So You Want To Write A Book? so it was an absolute pleasure to invite her to speak, following the publishing of her new book I Love Me, I Love My Hair. During her speaking debut, Sherine gave an empowering and thoroughly informative talk on how she wrote and published her book. Equipped with handouts, Sherine invited the audience to write a dedicated schedule to plan and then write their books. Her enthusiasm was met with admiration and curiosity, as she gave a very detailed walk-through of the completion of a short book.
After a short break, which allowed the aspiring authors to mingle and network, I facilitated a creative writing activity. Aimed to get creative juices flowing, when people shared the fruits of their labour, we were all impressed and inspired at the level of writing talent in the room. It became very apparent that this was a very talented audience.
Axsal Johnson, a publisher of best-selling YUSA Life, was the second featured speaker. Making his first appearance at this event last year, Axsal returned to share his experience and knowledge with a room of future authors. He was animated and energetic in his delivery, and his talk was exceptional. What was brilliant was the levels of research he had gone to create the beautifully formed piece of work that YUSA Life is. He was able to give the audience some tips on what to avoid on their publishing journey, and also give them food for thought on what they are willing to invest to make their writing dreams happen.
We had a variety of raffle prizes, which included copies of my books, a discount to the upcoming SoulFam events and a free ticket for the House Of Ptah museum tour – A big thank you to everyone who took part!
I also went to give a shout out to Natalie and Martin, who came all the way from London for this event. Once again, proving that there are people dedicated to their writing goals, even if it means physically traveling to get there.
I think it is fair to say that if you arrived at this event with no sense of direction with your writing, you would have definitely left feeling inspired and eager to write.
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Whether you’re planning on writing a book, developing your blog or just want to build your confidence in your writing, get in touch with me for a free 20-minute consultation.