I love being a writer but I didn’t enjoy the early days very much. When I first set out I was hounded by my vulnerability. I wasn’t comfortable in becoming an author. The title Author seemed so prestigious to me. I was scared of failure. I was even scared of success. I couldn’t win.
Then one day I realised that becoming an author didn’t mean I had to change who I was to fit that label. It meant I had to get more comfortable with who I am and what I stand for.
So that’s just what I did.
My confidence soured. My books got written. And now I feel excited to talk about them. I’m the one pushing forward, silencing others, making them listen.
There’s a lot to be said about being vulnerable. For one, it isn’t a weakness. It’s a strength to stand up in a crowd and tell them what you think. Secondly, it takes courage to allow yourself to be vulnerable. The two go hand in hand. Vulnerability and courage create change.
And that’s what I set out to do – to change the perception of becoming an author and to help every day people do just that. You see being an Author isn’t enough for me. I want to help others achieve the same, and this is why I founded The Academy of Writers and The Author Programme.
After studying Literature and Creative Writing at University I wrote four books. On my journey I encountered other writers. It didn’t take me long to realise that what I knew about the writing process was not only valuable to me, but to so many others that were ready to step into the publishing industry and where the title Author.
This is when I decided to empower every aspiring writer that I came in contact with and teach them the tools they needed to tell their story in the most engaging way without losing a sense of who they are. So that when it comes to selling their book, they do so without a flicker of doubt.
Some writers just love to write, but my background is slightly different, and I’m eternally grateful for that. I spent a decade in corporate marketing and another eight years in website development… I knew what I knew and was confident with it.
My experience has led me to be able to produce this online writers academy that not only teaches you how to write, it certifies you as a professional writer with a professional accreditation. If that’s your thing, and you need a piece of paper to prove your skill, then here it is.
Whatever you need from a writing training provider, I have you covered. It is my goal to empower everyday people to tell their stories, fact or fiction, it makes no difference to me. A story is a story.
There’s definitely a lot of fear around putting your work out there for others to read and having to hear what people think about who you are, what you’ve written and your ability to tell your story well.
It’s my mission to show you how fun and easy this process can be, and how worthy you are tell your story, your way.
I’m excited to share this journey with you, and I can’t wait to see your name on the cover of your book!!