It’s a Blog Hop Egg-travaganza-elleganza!
I was tagged in a blog hop by the awesome Casey Roach. You can read her amazing blog here: http://caseyroach.blogspot.co.uk. Incidentally, Casey was one of our Write-A-Thon book giveaway winners.
It is now my turn to answer the blog hop questions and pass this on to some hopping good blogs.
What is the working title of your book?
Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy, To Get Back Into Work (A-Z How to guide)
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I have been made redundant twice and being a bit quirky, I decided to see if I could could up with a way to break through the barriers that redundancy can cause, using each letter of the alphabet to create a solution.
What genre does your book fall under?
How to and self-help.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
As this is a non-fiction book, I would not expect a movie to be made of it. If however, a movie was made from a future biography about my life, including redundancy and how it changed my life, then I would have to research what actors/actresses would play what roles at the time. I like Kylie Minogue, although she is more famous for singing than acting and not sure if she would fit the role. Maybe I would use a lesser known actor/actress so the audience could get into the mind of an ordinary person who went on to do extra-ordinary things.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
This book explains how to break through the barriers of redundancy to get back into work.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be a self-published book as I enjoy the freedom of creative expression and can choose my own cover design but I am open to other offers.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About 3 months to write it but I am still editing the draft and adding to it.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
None in the sense that it is different because it is an A-Z How to guide. The closest books I can think of would be :
- Overcoming Redundancy by Gordon Adams
- Rebuilding your life after Redundancy by Janet Davies
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired by my own life story. I have been made redundant twice, the second time was in 2009 when I decided from that moment onwards that I was 100% born to be a writer and to help others who have been made redundant to get back into work.
I have worked in retail for over 15 years, 7 of those years were in management roles. Part of my role as a Manager was to interview, recruit, train and coach staff. I have seen the recruitment process from an interviewer’s point of view and whilst redundant from the point of view of an interviewee. It is from these experiences that I can help others.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Being a bit of quirky book – The Letter Z is for Zebra – Now what does that have to do with redundancy? I wonder!
Now I’m passing this along to…drum roll please…
Casey passed this blog hop to 5 others, including me but as I am a curious sort of person who enjoys reading about what others like to write, I wanted to give it to the above 7 people.
I look forward to reading more about your writing.