For all the aspirant writers out there who want to get a book out of your system, start with an e-book. Here’s how:
Getting down to writing: Write that e-book. Just like that. It is almost that simple if you set your mind to it. I never had aspirations to write a book of any kind, but when I learnt of this one-week technique, I couldn’t help but put it to the test.
So, pardon the cliché, but if I can do it, anyone can. There are two critical requirements here. Continue reading “Six ways to take the stress out of writing a book”
The apple: On first appearance, there’s nothing special about it at all.
It’s typically green or red on the outside with a crunchy white interior (if it’s a quality mid-season apple).
This seemingly common or garden apple has been installed with the most amazing qualities, least of all for its medicinal properties although ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’ was embedded in my consciousness from a very early age. And it has remained the basis of my healthy eating plan throughout my life.
In my school days, I loved writing essays and sometimes the result was so impressive that my teachers rewarded me with the highest marks in the class.
Such was the honour that I was called upon to read my composition to my lesser scoring classmates.
An erudite scholar presented a speech in which he used the phrase, “the world is your oyster”.
At first it hit me as the millionth use of a tried and tested and tired cliché, and I silently cringed. Later, on deeper thinking, I wondered why indeed the world was my oyster, or anyone else’s and why it’s such a popular idiomatic expression.
No work today.
I read the SMS on Monday with surprise, delight and near disbelief.Then I realised the universe had conspired to serve my needs.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Stand aside fellow writer as a machine does your work.
This is highly possible, and as early as 2018, if writings on the power and glory of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is anything to go by. Continue reading “Can writers be replaced by Artificial Intelligence?”