Public Speaking: Beyond Fear
The ideas, concepts and tools contained in this book may catapult you to levels of freedom and ease with public speaking that you’ve never had before.
Dealers: Buying, Selling & Making Money
Treasure Hunter, Collector, Bargainer, Speculator or Investor--which are you using to your disadvantage and how do you turn that around?
Advanced Speaking Concepts
Concepts to assist you going beyond all of the old, worn public speaking techniques that everyone else uses to be competent, average and safe.
The First Five Years
A compelling true story of courage, endeavor and success; one of Australia’s largely unknown but nevertheless intrepid, gutsy pioneering families
There's No Sex in Golf
Weird name for a golf book, but then it's not a normal golf book—looking at golf beyond the mental game.
Life Before
The fisher folk came by this morn, wearing white and cloaked in dawn. Accent the grey, dark the brown; closely fitted, a feather gown ...
Wedding Speeches
You may only need this book once in your life but it's the the one to have if you're getting married; full of ideas and coaching.

Is the First Paragraph You Thinking, Instead of Writing?

I've been reading Dear Writer, a book by Carmel Bird, while writing my current project, The First 5 Years. Bird's book is excellent and if you are writing, then get yourself a copy.

I liked how she cautions about writing down the various thoughts one has about a topic, as if that is the story. It's okay to have thoughts about how you will begin a chapter, for example, but then you must take the thoughts and craft them into writing.

She suggests removing the first paragraph of a chapter and then seeing how that works. It's possible that the first paragraph is you thinking about how you will begin the chapter, rather than you writing for the reader. Try it.

Dear Writer by Carmel Bird

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