Lillian Brummet talks Trash!

An article by Lillian Brummet, host of two online radio show, manager of two blogs, a bi-weekly newsletter, and co-writer of three books – including a book marketing plan development guide for writers. Find today’s guest at:

Putting words on paper can be one of the greatest gifts we leave behind, so write – no matter what. Where-ever you are you know you have those characters, those scenes, those memories and experiences… they are always in your mind and you are mulling it over during every quiet moment in your day. Get it out there. You never know what kind of influence you can have out there on this planet, the difference you could make in someone’s life.

One of the most common ways that a person often talks himself or herself out of writing is that “their work will never be published”. So what? The words you write today in your memoir, for instance, could have a profound impact on the family, especially after you have passed on. The project you are working on today might just evolve over the years into something worthy of publishing, too – so don’t give up on a piece. It is important to keep your writings, you never know when you might need that special something for your next novel or character you are trying to develop – and that something just might be in your previous writings.
I know from personal experience that reading has taught me about the culture surrounding older generations, cultures that I could never fully understand without feeling it through reading. It has enabled me to build things and grow greenery and improve my career. It helped me overcome the neglect and abuse I experienced as a child, and develop strong relationships with others. Reading opens up a world of understanding for ourselves, our place in this world, the society we live in.
Writing provides a way for the average individual to make a lasting, positive difference with the time we are given. So when you are writing, just write for writing’s sake. Sometimes we have to set aside the editor in us and just write – get it out – you can always come back and fine-tune the piece. This way the emotions and words can flow without destructive inner criticism. Each person has their own experiences, their own skills and knowledge that can easily benefit another and if it isn’t written down it can be lost forever. Brummet lives in with husband Dave in South-Central BC, Canada.  Her first book (co-written with Dave) is called Trash Talk, which discusses the 4-R’s of waste management and the proper order for them. This being Refuse, Reduce, Reuse Then Recycle. It will empower readers and help them feel more positive in life and leave a lasting legacy.

Trash Talk is printed on 50% recycled content, acid-free paper harvested from SFC certified harvesing companies. As much as 30% of the royalties from the Brummet books go to charity (SPCA, SoDC & CWF). Trash Talk – Its Easy Being Green e-book series. Details at: Understanding is a collection of 125 non-fiction poems written in chronological order that share the true story of a young pre-teen female growing up on her own, struggling to survive, breaking the chains of childhood abuse and finally growing towards understanding of her value and purpose in life – but not quite reaching it. Details at:

And the most recent release, which already been released in a new edition (2009), Purple Snowflake Marketing – How To Make Your Book Stand Out In A Crowd, is a reference guide for self-marketing authors who want to be noticed in a snowstorm of writers. With 19 chapters and 25 appendices, this book is a means for authors to design an effective marketing plan and utilize frugal promotional tools with the click of their mouse. Details at:

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2 thoughts on “Lillian Brummet talks Trash!

  1. Thank you for having me on your blog today – I had so much fun doing all the behind-the-scenes arrangements with you. Actually, Towards Understanding also used the same eco-friendly printing methods as Trash Talk. I think it is important for authors to make the world a little better by caring what their work is printed on too!


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