The best things about writing a non-fiction book

I can only speak for myself, but I actually enjoyed most of the writing process, even though it was very time consuming and quite a slog. In particular, I enjoyed adding humour and life into sections that would be deadpan dull in corresponding sections in other CV books.

It is always rewarding for a writer when the words they write down provoke the reader emotions and reactions they were hoping for. Prelaunch I have had some great reactions from my cherished guinea pigs (for which they will be handsomely rewarded with seeds and nuts and whatever guinea pigs eat later).Time will tell what the public think or make of it, but if it’s the results and reaction I am hoping for then that would be the best thing of all about writing the book.

So what reaction am I hoping for?

Not the earth – primarily just messages from readers letting me know that it helped get them a better job.

…Of course, if they subsequently go on to mention that they enjoyed reading it – then all the better.

Paul Hichens (201 Posts)

Paul Hichens, top UK CV specialist, head of leading firm CV Succeed, and author of the most pioneering CV book in decades, The One Page CV (published by top career sector publishers Pearson Education).


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