You wouldn’t expect a book on the origin of words to be laugh-out-loud funny, would you?
And yet Mark Forsyth manages to do just that in his book “Etymologican – A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language“, treating us to a collection of fascinating facts about the origin of English words and phrases with wit and a wickedly wry sense of humour.
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Non-fiction books enable us as readers to expand our minds and enrich our lives. There’s a book on every topic imaginable, and we have an insatiable appetite for it all.
This is great news for you as a non-fiction writer because it means you have a unique opportunity to make a positive and meaningful contribution to someone’s life with YOUR words.
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When I began freelancing many moons ago, the biggest challenge I faced was working with little kiddies in tow.
My work and home life seemed to be a constant juggling act, as I flitted between writing, washing, editing, nap-times, editing, school runs, cooking, editing, and everything else in between.
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“No Thanks. Not for us.”
All new writers who’ve thrown themselves into the publishing ring have heard these words at one point. It softens the blow, somewhat, to know that even your writing mentors have faced the same experience at some time in their career.
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As a new or budding author, everyone and his mother will tell you to use blogging to promote your new business book. And they would, of course, be right.
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