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In Search Of Sisu - Reading

Why I Love Reading

I wasn't a massive bookworm when I was a child; I was distracted playing sport, exploring outside and climbing trees. It took a many years of persuasion for me to finally yield. A string of obsessive reading urges followed in…

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Montblanc

Should I self-publish my book?

You’ve got an idea and decided to write a book. Step one on the literary journey is complete but there’s a whole minefield ahead. Beyond the obvious question of how to actually write the thing (this was my approach if…

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In Search Of Sisu - Kickstarter

Top 10 Kickstarter Tips

Aristotle "There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."  I am by no means an expert on this. I have run a successful campaign for one book but did try and learn quite…

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In Search Of Sisu - Kickstarter

In Search of Sisu Kickstarter Success!

So that’s one (fairly massive) thing crossed off my to-do list. My crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter ended today with 220 backers and £7,878 pledged which dwarfed my target of £5,000. I genuinely cried on the first day of the campaign…

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Bikes And Books

Bikes and Books

Arthur Conan Doyle “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the…

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In Search Of Sisu - Editing

How to edit a book

Tiffany Madison “While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the bars are my former intentions and the abusive warden my own neuroticism.” Click File, click Print and…wait. You can hear the printer groan in disgust as…

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Sisu

What is Sisu?

Emelia Lahti "You don’t see a silver lining but you jump into the storm anyway.” What happens when we reach our limit? What happens when we encounter adversity? What happens when we want to give up? Sisu is one of…

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