Keith Blakemore-Noble

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Keith Blakemore-Noble For me, the best way to deal with writer's block is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

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For me, the best way to deal with writer's block is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

"OK smartalec, how to you prevent writer's block then?"

Great question, I'm glad you asked it!
When I am writing, be it a book, a chapter or a blog post, I use a process before I even start writing, which enables me to very quickly create the structure of the piece, get the flow right, and have in place every aspect which will be covered.
With that in place, I find writer's block never becomes an issue, because I've got the structure in place from the outset, which means that as a result the piece almost writes itself - every segment is clearly signposted and it's obvious to me what needs to go in there, so it's never (so far at least!) been a case of getting stuck on what to write. It's more frequently the opposite, namely cutting it down to a manageable size for the reader ;-)

So yeah, it's all down to preparation, for me.
OK, so far all my projects have been non-fiction, but I am confident that I can use the same process to create a structure for a work of fiction; that, coupled with having a clear and detailed knowledge of each character, their flaws, attributes, beliefs and behaviours, and again it ends up writing itself.
Its a case of "Here's a situation, let's throw in the characters, and see what they do" - if you know them well enough before you write, and you should, then you can create the action based upon knowing how they will react.(less)
Keith Blakemore-Noble To any aspiring writer, whether it is in the realm of fact or fiction, I would say simply "Go for it!".

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To any aspiring writer, whether it is in the realm of fact or fiction, I would say simply "Go for it!".

Don't fret about getting it perfect first time - nobody has succeeded there.
The important thing is to get it written. You can always polish, edit, refine and tweak once you've done it, but just get it written.

Remember that some will love what you write some will hate it, most won't have any opinion. But the only one ultimately who matters is you - if you don't like it, there's no point; if you love it, there's no stopping you.(less)
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This time sees a break from his usual multi-volume style of story, as we have a completely self-contained single book.
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A very well written book from a new author who, on the basis of this one, is definitely an author to watch out for.

Young Adult fiction, but with plenty for adults too, this is a well-told scary story at its heart.
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The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
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A well-written and enjoyable story from the days of the Galactic Empire.
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The only slight disappointment is after the Big Reveal, the resolution seems a bit too
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“Confidence is not "They will like me". Confidence is "I’ll be fine even if they don’t”
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“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
Dalai Lama XIV

“Confidence is not "They will like me". Confidence is "I’ll be fine even if they don’t”
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“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”
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“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
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Keith Blakemore-Noble Some book news updates for you...

(1) There is a new Winning in Life and Work book (the third in the series) coming out this year! I've got some amazing authors contributing to this one (including an Olympian!), it's an excellent read, I know you are going to love it.

(2) I'm finally writing my very own book all on my own. Woohoo! This one is all about confidence (well, being The Confidence Alchemist I could hardly not write about confidence, could I?). Working title is Reclaim Your Confidence. I've written 16,000 words of it so far (started a few days ago), it's currently looking like 80,000 - 100,000 words, but books have a mind of their own so it could be bigger, it could be smaller - I can't wait to find out...

(3) As if that were not enough, I'm very excited to be co-writing a book on Sales with a very talented and highly knowledgeable lady who knows a heck of a lot about the topic. Between us we are covering not only the hows and whys of sales, but also the mindset and a lot more besides.


So, that's what's happening. What do you think?

I'll keep you updated on progress in all 3 from time to time.


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