ABOUT CLIVE HARMAN
I was born in a place called Twyford Lodge. Some say it was
the Maternity Ward of Park Royal Hospital. Others say it was
the Work House.
Although I had written training programmes and other non
fiction Books for training purposes I had never considered
writing my story until my daughter started asking
questions about my life before she was born and out of the
blue she asked me to write her a book about my life.
Being dyslexic writing a book was not easy and after a few false starts, it took me two years to finished it. I called it Shattered Dreams The Story of my life and got it printed in 3 volumes of hardback books and gave them to my daughter.
Since I had it Printed many people have asked how I managed it and I started relaying odds bits and pieces to them. Once more my daughter said I should write a book of lessons on How to write your book. This time, after thinking about it, I decided I wouldn't write a book, but I would write posts on my Blog so anyone can read it without costing them money.
It is important, no matter what you are doing is to plan and prepare, writing a book is no different. Try to work out how many hours you can spend a week. Draw up a timetable and allocate time to different activities like planning, reading, research, writing, even revising. You will not always be able to stick to any plan rigidly, but you should always work with one.
When I was writing my book and training manuals I always found a place that I was comfortable in and I could relax. Even better it inspired me as well. Although mine was the spare bedroom, but could be anywhere from a table in the kitchen, or even the local library. Just make sure you can let your imagination run freely.