Happy Diwali this weekend!

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All good wishes to those who celebrate Diwali over this weekend,
November 13th – 16th.


May your lights be a beacon of peace and good health for the future of the entire world.

 

happy diwali


And may the coming year bring you everything you wish for: from everyone here at HTWB.

 

Please may we remind you of the danger of fireworks and naked flames to pets, farm animals and wildlife. See here for more information.

 

With many thanks to the copyright owner of the image above: I did try to find who you are and what to credit but I couldn’t. Please let me know your identity and I will add it to this post. Sz

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Do you, or does someone you know, dream of writing a nonfiction book to share your expertise and your story with the world? I can make that dream come true, and this new book of mine will go a long way towards achieving that, too.
To quote best-selling Royal biographer and novelist (as T P Fielden) Christopher Wilson

“As the author of many nonfiction books
myself, I applaud Suzan’s ability to teach
new nonfiction authors what they need to know
without formulae or jargon; to make that
experience entertaining and amusing in places;
and above all, to make it a ‘good read.’”
“She’s enviably brilliant, wickedly funny,
and has a work ethic that’s one of the wonders
of the 21st century. Every writer can learn
from her – me included.”

how to write a brilliant nonfiction bookGet your copy here:

Amazon UK
Amazon USA
Amazon Canada
… all other Amazons too.
Print and Kindle.
(And thank you in anticipation of your purchase!)

An unwritten moment of Remembrance today, Nov 11th

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While we feel sorry for ourselves dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its tragic losses, let us not forget the tragedy and losses incurred by our family members and their friends during the two Great World Wars.

Unlike the British Remembrance Sunday, other countries in the Great Wars of the 20th century remember their fallen on November 11th, Armistice Day 1918, as we do here on HTWB.

Both my Canadian Dad and Grandad fought in Europe with the Allied Forces – and fortunately came home again without serious injury.

But many of their friends didn’t. This tribute is for them and the millions of other soldiers who, as Joe Biden might put it, left an empty chair at the dining or kitchen table. R I P.

Lest we forget.

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Do you suffer from written message meltdown?

Now that every online platform and their German Shepherd has a messaging facility, do you ever find it hard to remember who’s messaged you where?

Of course, I’m a boring old goat who now uses the excuse of advancing years to cover up the fact I’ve been a scatterbrain since birth. But come on …. really?

article about messaging

What really banboozles me is trying to remember who messaged me, on what platform.

Here are the main messaging platforms I use…

Facebook / Messenger
LinkedIn
Twitter
WhatsApp
Instagram
IPhone
Texts

And then there are many more, as you know. Far too many to register here.

What bamboozles my increasingly deep-fried brain is not how to use the platforms – oh, no. [Read more…]

Weekend smiles from HTWB … enjoy

cat joke

Trust a cat …!

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Remember, remember what they wrote about the 5th of November: BUT keep us all safe

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This year in the UK and a number of other countries, we won’t be allowed to have lavish outdoor fire pits or bonfires or BBQs in honour of celebrating Guy Fawkes’ embarrassing failure to blow up the British Houses of Parliament.

In the UK at least a few fireworks set off from the back yard would probably wiggle past the current COVID lockdown rules and whether according to the rules or not, you can bet your boomy bum-bum that we in England, at least, will be listening to the popping and zooming of fireworks on Thursday night right through to the end of the weekend. Or longer.

guy fawkes 2020

It’s not just spiders that scare animals: fireworks can do them real, long-term damage.

And then there is Diwali the following weekend. More fireworks.

Fireworks are fun for people: not for animals

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A book to help you write your own? See what this reviewer said…

What a great review … should help you decide if my book is for you! Here it is, copied and pasted directly off their website warts and all.

Official Review: How to Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of “How to Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book” by Suzan St Maur.]

Book Cover


4 out of 4 stars


Want to write a book, but don’t know where to start? How to Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book by Suzan St Maur is the perfect guide to help you write your first book. The book is split into 4 parts; part 1: before you start writing your book, part 2: how to plan then write your book. Part 3: how to get your book published, and part 4: how to promote and sell your book. It contains step-by-step instructions on how to make your book the best. The author is a professional writer who has written 37 nonfiction books.

I really liked the cover of this book. It immediately caught my attention, and it’s what made me want to read the book in the first place. The author provides step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. The book teaches you everything, from the point of creating your title, to publishing your book. The book has it all. I like the author’s writing style. It feels like the author is having a conversation with you. I also like the way the author structured the book. All the important tips are in bold, and there are lists in bullet point form. This makes it easier to read, and it’s easier to remember the information.

Talking about information, I like that the author doesn’t waffle, and instead, she gets straight to the point. The author included the perfect amount of information. It’s not too much that it becomes overwhelming. It’s just the right amount. Furthermore, I enjoyed the author’s humour throughout. It makes the book more fun to read.

There’s nothing that I disliked about the book. Everything was planned out great, and it was well written. At only 116 pages, it is a short book, and it can be read in one sitting. I like that the author provides her email so that readers can reach out to her if they have any problems. This is really nice because it shows she really cares about her readers.

Overall, I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because it was written very well. The title suggests that this book will teach us how to write a nonfiction book, and that is exactly what it does. I only found one mistake, so it is professionally edited. This is a perfect guide for writers or people who want to start writing a book. I highly recommend it.

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How to Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book
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