The hours of research, writing, editing, formatting that go into writing books are inexplicable.

Writing changes us. It takes us below the surface of every day thinking to something deeper and more valuable.

Words are extremely powerful. They have the ability to make you really feel things. It might be traveling to a new place or discovering something new. Falling in love as you’ve never fallen before or feeling the agony of heartbreak like you never thought possible. Reading and writing can uncover untapped emotions that you haven’t experienced – be it the death of a loved one, or a fatal illness cutting short the life of someone with so much promise. Good writing allows us to feel a wide range of emotions.

Have you ever wondered what it must be like for the person who painstakingly narrates something that happened to them for the sake of other people, who have no clue what this is all about? Or the fact that on some level they know that the hurt they feel, someone else will feel so they put these feelings into words that can perhaps help that someone feel less alone? Writing  is exhausting, it is detailed and forces you to reckon with the bad things that are happening to you. Yet, it is the one thing that has the power to heal you when the going gets tough.

Writing is work.

We bleed words and ink, stretch cramped fingers over keyboards. Crafting worlds and give birth to characters you will love or hate or forget before you even close the book. Writers are creators building words on blank pages. Therefore we need to remember what it took for the writer to get there. Don’t apologize for your work, make excuses for it, or try to explain why you do what you do. Just keep writing. Never stop. Writing is truly a labour of love.

Unleash the novel inside you

with compelling characters,

intricate worlds,

and fine-tuned prose.

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“Linda has published sixteen books. She blogs about the publishing world, posts useful tips on the challenges a writer faces, including marketing and promoting your work, how to build your online platform, how to get reviews and how to self-publish. She has mentored many authors and edited their work.” 

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