Ladey Adey Show


5 Tips every Author needs to know about the Craft of Writing

What do you need to know about the Craft of Writing?

  1. Go back to being a Beginner
  2. There are no Shortcuts!

Which Authors do you most admire?  

Roald Dahl, JK Rowing, CS Lewis, David Walliams, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, Charles Dickens, Dan Brown, Arthur C Clarke, Max Lucado

They are great for inspiration

When you read them you are experiencing the finished completed books. Your favourite authors has spent hour upon hour honing their craft.


  • You have not seen their first draft
  • They are not you.

You have to do the work – that is the learning work. You have to practice and hone your writing. Accept being the beginner who does not know the shortcuts – yet.

Five Top Tips to learning the Craft of Writing are:-

  • Be Patient
  • Just Do it!
  • Back Yourself
  • Keep Open to Learning & Improving
  • Be Unique

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Do you want Credibility? Write a book.

Ep. 30
Author and Marketing Guru Robert Middleton talks to Ladey about writing his first book and manual back in the last century!Well, 1999!The success of this as an e-publication and how he uses it in his marketing for helping self-employed professionals.He shares his knowledge and expertise for those starting out as authors of printed and e-book.He has a down-to-earth approach – when Ladey mentions that a lot of authors just want to do the writing and not the marketing of the book, his response was, “they need to get real!”An advocate of hard work bringing success and nothing is an overnight happening, Robert talks about how a book can transform a business, make it easier for the business person to be booked for speaking engagements with little haggling over fees – as a book makes a person an expert in their field.“To have credibility – there is nothing like writing a book,” says Robert, “and it adds to your community value”The best quote through the interview is “A book is your ultimate ticket for authority”.How true this is and if people want to have more clients, attend more meetings then a book is a really good way.Robert is the author of hundreds of reports and articles, indeed Ladey has had regular e-zines, and emails from him for over 20 years.Check out Robert’s newest website and see how his work can help you in your marketing of your book and for your Booksbusiness.www.actionplan.clubis the new website.