Julie Finch-Scally, the Guru of Cleaning(R) and founder of The Duster Dollies Pty Ltd, is well known for her advice on Cleaning. She joined the cleaning industry in 1992 and grew her business from a one women delivering pamphlets and cleaning to a franchised organisation across Australia employing and training domestic cleaners. in 2012 The Duster Dollies became a consultancy for Hygiene Management and Cleaning, with Julie writing books and articles for magazines on cleaning, becoming the cleaning expert on Radio and Television and traveling the world as a mystery hotel guest, reporting on the cleanliness of the rooms and properties. Julie is currently engaged in encouraging the United Nations to adopt the 2020 as the Year of the Cleaner to improve hygiene and the status of cleaners around the world.
What is your writing process?
I begin each book with subject matter headings which become chapters. As I am an organised person I get up each morning and plan my goal for the day. It might be one chapter it might be two. When I have completed all my household chores and ablutions I settle down in front of the laptop and complete each chapter. Once I start writing I quite often find my mind is full of more information so I often finish more chapters than planned. This of course is a benefit as it helps me complete the book quicker than intended.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote, and the impact it had on you?
My first story was written with the help of my Dad. It was for a school project and Dad and I became more and more involved in the story as I kept writing it down. There was a limit to what was required, but Dad and my mind created much more than was needed. We ended up putting "to be continued" at the bottom of the exercise. I guess I have always given more information than is required. Took me a long time to edit out the unnecessary.
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