Writing Prompts for Busy People

We all like the idea of having an hour to write every day, but having that time is just not always possible. So, it's best to make peace with that and make the most of the time that you do have. Writing in short bursts can really help to ignite your passion, your excitement, and your enthusiasm for your writing project. Whether it is a chapter in a book, a blog post, or even in your journal, you'll feel good about having written something. Writing 100 words is always better than nothing, right? Using just 15 minutes for focused…

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Women Who Write Books

I've always loved reading books and dreamed of being an author. After I published my first few books, I realised how much I wanted to connect with other writers. At that time, I was the only person I knew who was doing what I was doing, and I longed to have people to talk about writing with. I decided to create an event where authors and writers could come together. My event was called So, You Want to Write A Book? and while I could have had a starring role in it, really I just hosted it and enjoyed the vibes. https://www.facebook.com/AnnikaSpalding/photos/a.1082925228439685/1082926151772926…

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How writing a book will really help you

Shattered Dreams by Annika Spalding (no longer available) When I wrote my first book, I had no thoughts about how it might help me; I just wanted to write a book. I had no idea about what might or could happen I pressed publish, and I certainly didn't expect everything that came after. Connecting with people every day is easy because social media, and I love interacting with my online audience. More recently I've been speaking with aspiring or established business owners who are in the process of putting their words onto paper, and the conversations we have are…

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Why I Unpublished my Books

I know you've arrived here thinking, "Why on earth would she unpublish her books?" Right? When I published my first book in 2013, I didn't care for the quality of the writing. I had a half-arsed attempt at editing it, but the truth is that my grammar wasn't great. The idea of sending my book to an editor didn't even enter my mind. I just wanted the book, Shattered Dreams, out there. I wanted it published, to prove to myself that I'd finally achieved a life goal. It took me a total of four years to write it, from…

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Annika Spalding On Writing: An Interview

Opportunities like this can happen to people like you! I had a pretty awesome experience recently. I was invited by the incredible Marverine Cole,to be interviewed on camera by first year Journalism students at Birmingham City University. I spent two hours posing, strutting, holding my books and answering questions. Some had done their research and had viewed my website, scrolled through my IG feed, watched my Youtube videos and even knew about my upcoming event Thrive. I'm thrilled to share with you a video that made the final edit. Planned, directed, filmed and edited by Jardine Kipkorrir and Gomarge…

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