Book of why

Sandra Bellamy in Corey Poirier's Why book!


If you want a kick-ass book that will spring you into action, this is the one for YOU!

The beginning of Corey’s book both shocked and gripped me, and I was hooked! This book was easy to read, super actionable, and broken down into bite-size chunks within 3 ACTS.

ACT 1 confirmed I already know my why and gave me reassured clarity that I am on the right path to fulfilling my dreams and that I have many of the traits I need to succeed. I love this quote the most: (“If you think you are too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito (in the room).” – Anita Roddick).

ACT 2, THRIVING, was amazing to read. I love the fact that Corey has a different take on “The Secret”, which I totally agree with. I think there has to be movement – action, to create the energy needed too attract. I love his action formula that can be used over and over again to achieve success. The end of this act forced me to set just over a month’s worth of deadlines that I had been procrastinating over and did not know how to go about starting, so it came at exactly the right time for me, with the new month almost upon us. So when I say this is a kick-ass book, I truly mean it, in every metaphorical sense of the word! It made me work really hard to push forward with my goals, ambitions and dreams, and confirmed that I am a high achiever and to keep pushing forward and don’t break my “no” regime! I loved the exercise throughout this book, as I love interactivity that leads to action, to achieve results and success.

ACT 3 is the last ACT. When reading the section about behaviours, after a few seconds of thought the answers intuitively came to me. I can feel the power of Corey’s mentoring come right through his words in this last ACT, so much so, that it’s like having a personal one-to-one session with him, where he is pushing your comfort zone and kicking your butt, to be and do better, and become the best version of you that there can be.

After those 3 ACTS, is a powerful Bonus Section of thought-leading quotes to get you thinking, and to change your life for the better forever! Of which I am proud to be a part of!!

If you want a sound investment and to feel good and be pushed into taking more and more action, to achieve your goals, ambitions and dreams, then this is definitely the book for you!! So go and kick your own butt into action and make this very valuable investment in yourself for this one time price. Scroll up and add to cart and you won’t be disappointed!

Get your copy here

As always, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xx


Sandra Bellamy Quirky Books With Thought Leaders Jack Canfield And Robin Sharma!

This is a quick post. I just wanted to share with you that I am so thrilled to be with thought leaders Jack Canfield and Robin Sharma in The Book Of Why And How by Corey Poirier, giving my own quote to inspire you live your purpose! This makes me feel awesome to be on the same page as them!

Keep believing in your goals, ambitions and dreams, and know that they can come true – I am living proof of that! Get your copy here

As always, keep being quirky you.

Write soon.

Lots of love

Sandra xx



How To Write A Book The Easy Way!!!!

A book starts with one word
Writing a book is easy

1. Big Picture – Start with a one-line summary of your novel
2. Three Acts – Write a synopsis including the 3 acts of your book
3. Spotlight – Write one-page descriptions on each character (very important)
4. Location, Location, Location – Build the setting(s) and determine their significance
5. I or You – Decide on the P.O.V. – it can make or break your novel!
6. It’s About Time – Create a pace between scenes and be consistent
7. Pen to Paper – Write your first draft (and then your 2nd, 3rd…)
8. Edit Out – Self-edit and then send out to a Editor
9. Edit In – Revise and Rewrite
10. Off to the Presses – Publish your book. Just do it!
11. Go out and celebrate, because you deserve it!


I am currently working on my latest non-fiction Quirky Book, “How To Manage Fibromyalgia Like A Superhero Rockstar”, there is a subtitle too. I started to write some of it in draft form about 6-8 weeks ago, and as Lady Gaga recently came out about having Fibromyalgia, I thought it’s time to type it up and finish writing it. This is challenging for me, as now I have finished typing up most of draft, I am having to type up the book straight from my head to the Mac screen. It is really hard doing his, but good to stretch and challenge me at the same time. It is something I have not tried to do much of. As I am writing the majority of the book like this and still having to make it impactful and logical in order, I think this is a writing skill that is on another level entirely. It requires a humongous degree of focus and determination, and of thinking on my brain feet. I am still making little notes and prompts to help me, as the book is unfolding, and still have  a few notes and points to add, that I already made. I am slower than I would like to be, but this is a quality short book, so I don’t want to rush it and not make it as good as it can be, without it going on forever. I have learnt that perfectionism can kill the writer, just as much as procrastination, and one can lead to the other anyway. So I am going to do my best, then hit that publish button and believe it is good enough. But I still have much work to do on it, as it is a deep book that not many will have thought about the content for, as I am presenting it. You know that every book I write is different and a Quirky Book, and as usual, I will be crossing over genres. This book is an autobiographical, How-To, self-help book. And will be a fabulous read. You can pick up some skills from it, even if you don’t have Fibro. I have also got a Fab outfit for the AD … All will be revealed in the future xxxx

Until next time, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xxxxxxxx

Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy Book Trailer Coming Soon


Hi everyone

Great news, my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy To Get Back Into Work – An A-Z ‘How To’ Guide, Book Trailer, is coming soon to a screen near you.

We start filming the indoor scenes next Wednesday 20th of August and I am playing my own character. I am super excited. I know it’s going to be amazing and you will not have seen a non-fiction book trailer like it.

This photo is of the Quay close to my home and is one of the intended locations for part of my book trailer.

I am looking for extras to appear in the last part of my book trailer clapping and smiling as part of the audience, to be filmed on June 24th 12-1pm in Exeter, UK, at the Barnfield Theatre. Extras are to arrive by 11.45am. So if you live in the UK or are visiting the UK and can be in Exeter that day, let me know in the comments if you would like to attend. The trailer with be seen on YouTube, across social media, and maybe other media too.

I am still on a blog book tour; updating my websites and social media, and have to finish the printed version of my book. So I am maxed out with work. I know I haven’t visited many of your blogs recently and that’s something I am sorry about and intend to rectify in future months, just right now I am finding it hard to have time to post on here.

Stay positive and keep smiling.


Spice up your life with a bit of Cinnamon

Hi everyone

Not just on a cold winter’s day but every day, spice up your life with a bit of Cinnamon.







Apologies for not commenting or stopping by your blog much lately.

I have been off sick from my day job since the 5th of December. Thankfully I seem to be much better but still taking tablets for some existing symptoms. I am hoping to go back to work soon.

When I am not resting, I am working very hard to get my non-fiction book finished for the 20th of January. I am self-publishing and my illustrator needs to know by the 20th, the total number of book pages, so she can create the printed book cover version for me. After the week commencing the 20th of January, she is moving on to do other projects.

Daisy had to have another operation today. This time it was to have a much bigger growth removed than the large one she had removed around the beginning of November last year. I am sending the growth off to be tested for cancer. My mum is currently looking after her with my other pigs because I will probably go back to work in my day job this week.

Tomorrow I am hoping to see my Doctor before I have to have a meeting with my Manager.

Because of my book deadline and everything else happing at the moment, I can’t blog or comment as much as I would normally. I hope you understand.

Thanks for your patience.

Write as soon as I am able to


Cinnamon sends his wheeks!

Launch of quirkybooksnet Facebook Page – Guest Blogger Rochelle Melander here on 18th September

Hi Everyone

I have some exciting news, not only will there be a guest blogger, Rochelle Melander, Author and Writing Coach, blogging here on Tuesday 18th of September, the Facebook page was launched yesterday, click on the link below to view and to Like it: is currently a basic site about me and my writing but in the next few months you will see it transform into a more attractive design, incorporating an e-book store. Join me on this extraordinary journey of creating an e-book store especially for you, as it unravels book by book.

My debut children’s picture book should be available to buy as an e-book on before Christmas and I will be writing lots of non-fiction, How to books, many of which, will help people who have been made redundant, to get back into work.

I already have ideas for different books I intend to write but in the meantime you can have your say about what non-fiction books you might like to see in the categories of redundancy/employment/business/writing/self-belief. By this I mean would you like books on how to get work in a certain type of industry? How to cope with redundancy? How to gain the art of self-belief?

Let me know what you think by commenting below.

Write soon


I Won to Write

And The Winners Are…...

Hi Everyone

A-Z of Writing – D is coming soon.

I just had to share that I have won a prize for entering a blog competition.

Being a writer I am absolutely thrilled to win a Hamster Diaries notepad and postcards.

Now let me see, what can I write in the notepad:

  1. Ideas for How to books
  2. Ideas for Children’s Picture books
  3. Things that are on my mind (This could take up the whole notepad, so maybe just write down my top 3)
  4. Shopping lists  (A bit boring but essential)
  5. My favourite blog posts
  6. My top 10 websites to visit
  7. My friends birthdays and contact details
  8. 5 Positive things for that day
  9. 5 to dos for that day
  10. 3 ways to de-stress
  11. 10 Things that make me feel relaxed (This includes loud music, because of the quirky person I am, it chills me out)
  12. 5 things that make me feel good

Hummm! I am sure there are a few titles in there for future blog posts.

Whatever I write, it doesn’t matter, the fact that I am writing makes me feel good.  I want you to feel good too – so get out your notepad and pen and let your imagination run wild.

What do you like to write about in your notepad?

Write soon


C is for Compelling Characters (A-Z of Writing)

Hi Everyone

Whatever story you are writing, you have to create compelling characters. This does not mean to say they all have to be ‘nice’ characters, on the contrary, some villains make the most compelling characters because as human beings we are naturally curious as to why a person has become in that state of being and that’s what keeps us intrigued. Therefore a flawed character can be just as attractive as someone with an endearing personality. Think about how many TV programmes there are nowadays, that explore the reasons as to why a serial killer became that in the first place. We want to understand the reason why someone speaks, acts and behaviours in the manner in which they do, so that we can find a part of ourselves that connects with them in some way and causes us to want to know more. It becomes a challenge to us, a mission, to want to solve the puzzle of their personality.

There are exceptions to this. If you are writing a children’s book for 3-5 years, the last thing you want to do is bring a nasty character into the story as this would most likely scare a child of that age. With this age group, it is more about a child being compelled by the main character because they can relate to a problem the character is experiencing.  For example losing their Blankie or favourite toy. The reader wants to know how that problem is going to be resolved. This is the ‘hook’ that pulls the reader along to the end and needs to be intertwined with a degree of tension, built gradually to a peak and then to a successful conclusion.

To create a compelling character in a novel from someone who seems to have the most wonderful personality and the most perfect life, they usually have to have something happen to them in the story that affects them in some way. The more major way the better, as it adds curiosity and drama to the plot, increases tension and compels the reader to find out how they deal with that event and how it affects  the people around them. Remember ’cause and effect’ and as you write your story, keep thinking of this in your head. You need a ’cause’ to create a puzzle that needs to be solved and you need to explore the ‘effects’ of this on the main character and consequently the other characters. As the reader gets into the mind of the characters and feels for them, they will want to know more and read on.

But what about non-fiction books?

With non-fiction books, the book is often written by someone with experience in their field. They have been through it, done it and come out the other side. They are imparting the knowledge of their experience to the reader. So in effect, they are the main character and they become compelling when they are viewed as an expert with a human touch, that other people can relate to and learn valuable information from, to inspire and to help them. Another thing a non-fiction writer may include in their book, is case studies, these are often based on real-life people, whose identity has been kept anonymous but who have been through similar experiences to that of the reader. They are compelling because as they pop up throughout the book, they offer various solutions to solving a problem or issue that the reader needs to be resolved.

As always, your comments are most welcome.

Write soon