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#500DaysofSummer #notjustamother #selfpublishing

Why on earth did I decide to write and publish a book of poems during my NQT year!!!!!

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What was I thinking? ?


So my book "Not Just A Mother" was a response to a rumour that started in a school that I worked in...

Is she really qualified?

Where did she train?

Does she even have a degree?

She's just a mother...


It was the worst feeling in the world, starting a new role, with people asking: " So, where exactly did you train?"


This book was a response to the critics and skeptics and a voice for every mother that ever felt like that (being a mum) was all she could ever do.


Here are 3 tips to get you started on your writing journey


Tip #1

What is your story?

Create a timeline of the last 5 years and what you have achieved.


Tip #2

Who needs to hear your story?

Share your story with others, whatever you are truly passionate about will just start to show.


Tip #3

How will you get your story out there?

Write down exactly what you feel, think and hope. If you can do that, continue to do that and enjoy it- people will simply begin to listen.


Here is a little part of my story...


Not Just A Mother

I am LEADER.

I am FRIEND.

I am DOCTOR.

I am BOOKEND.

Holding things together

Prying rambunctious toddlers apart.

I am a wonderful mass.

I am a work of art.

I love, I embrace, I take part in the annual three-legged-race.

I kiss faces,

Untangle shoe laces,

Create warm spaces In heart, mind, soul and bed.

I clean defecation.

I run the stay-cations.

I clean the puddles just beside the potty.


Extract taken from Not Just A Mother - Lulu Lincoln (c) 2018

Purchase your copy of the book here


Listen to the full podcast episode and live poetry performance here


Lulu xx



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