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Lisa Thomas Writing News The business world is ever-changing and that is true here at Lisa Thomas Writing.  Over the years I have gained clients, expanded my services and have completed further qualifications. All of this I like to share with my customers and followers.  Why do I like to share?  So that you know you are being looked after by a serious professional who engages in personal development.  As well as someone who will do as much as possible to help each and every client. My Blogs I would love to hear what you think about the news from Lisa Thomas Writing Services. I would also like to hear all of your suggestions.  Are there any other services you would like to see on offer?  Any other courses you think I should take? Or perhaps you would like to tell us about a success story you have had with me? Whatever you have to say, here’s your place to say it.  Please leave me lots of comments and share your thoughts and ideas.

Writing Children’s Books: My New Diploma!

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Lisa Thomas Writing News | 0 comments

With a passion for writing children’s books I decided it was time to take the next step.  I am pleased to announce I have now completed a Diploma in Writing Books for Children. And here are a vast array of certificates to prove it:   Certificate One  Awarded by the IANLPC (International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching)   Certificate Two Awarded by the CoE (Centre of Excellence online) Certificate Three Awarded by the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists Writing Children’s Books: why take a course? So, the first question a lot of people have asked me when I mentioned that I had enrolled onto this diploma program was, “why do you need to do a course on writing children’s books? All you’ve got to do is write.”  Well, saying “just write” to a writer is like saying “just play for Man U” to a young footballer trying to get into the game…it’s just not that simple.  I mean, have you seen how many kids books there are to choose from?  It is pretty much impossible to come up with a completely unique idea now and on top of that, there are so many writers out there, established ones and new ones trying to get their work published.  On top of this, I had little knowledge of the publishing process and even less knowledge of self-publishing which is becoming ever more popular these days. As I didn’t really understand the benefits and draw-backs of either traditional publishing or self-publishing, I had no idea what route I was going to take.  So that is why I took this course, to develop my knowledge in areas where I am (well was) weaker and to strengthen my skills in things like planning stories and creating characters.   Writing Children’s Books: what I learnt This course was broad, diverse and very interesting. Over 14 modules I was given detailed information on every aspect of the writing process, including: The secrets to good storytelling How to create compelling characters, including writing in-depth character profiles Planning a story through writing a good outline first Looking at the beginning and middle of chapters and stories Understanding how to close a chapter effectively Plot problems and how to overcome them Writing horror stories for children Writing mystery stories for children Writing ‘Middle-Grade’ books Writing and selling picture books A personal, 7 day plan to help focus and push forward the story Building an author platform Traditional Publishing vs Self-Publishing At the end of each of the fourteen modules were some assignments to ensure I fully understood the content, at the end of the course I also had to complete some final writing tasks. These content of these assignments and the final task were varied, from writing short stories, to creating in-depth character profiles and writing essays explaining the importance of author platforms or explaining my preference between traditional and self-publishing.  To give you an idea how much work this involved for me, my word count for all of my assignments (which includes the final writing tasks) came to 21,914 words, which I;m quite surprised at as I thought it would be more (it felt like more!)   So what now? Well now, I would of course like to write and publish my very own picture book. In fact I already have a picture book written and ready to go (here’s one I made earlier), all I need to do now is decide whether to self-publish or try to find an agent/publisher…and then move forward, which at the moment is a very scary thought for me.  Regardless of whether I ever do anything with...

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Digital Marketing Qualification: Expanding Services

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Lisa Thomas Writing News | 0 comments

I have now completed my Digital Marketing Qualification-hurrah!  Scoring 96% on my final (100 question) exam, I received the grade ‘distinction’ for my Digital Marketing Diploma, which I think accurately reflects just how much I enjoyed this course.  Now knowledgeable about digital marketing, social media marketing and online reputation management, I can display my certificate with pride…Read more.

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Follow My Medium Writing Blogs and Digital Marketing Blogs

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Lisa Thomas Writing News | 0 comments

Unlike my blogs here which are related to the services I provide.  My Medium blogs are much more diverse. I don’t just limit myself to talking about business, though of course I don’t completely neglect this subject either.  I write about anything and everything…Read more.

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language / Second Language (TEFL / TESL)

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Lisa Thomas Writing News | 0 comments

I am now proud to announce that I am fully qualified to teach English as a second language (English as a foreign language).  Therefore allowing me to provide English lessons and help my clients to prepare for their IELTS examinations…Read more.

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