Category Archives: Writing Books

Eating an Elephant… one bite at a time!

I love that old saying – how do you eat an elephant… one bite at a time!  But sometimes it just feels endless doesn’t it?  I mean, the very nature of this industry – writing for a living – is … Continue reading

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The Consultant’s Journey Towards Early Retirement

Here’s Why you can’t rely on having a job anymore! This is the age of freelancers and consultants and investing in becoming one might be your only option for a healthy retirement. I have two sons. One works for a very large … Continue reading

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The Concept of ‘Guru-Dom’ and Sharing your expertise

The concept of Guru-dom is not about what we call ourselves but how we do what we do when we share wisdom, expertise, and stories that help others.  I’ve resisted the word Guru for years.  I don’t personally think of … Continue reading

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Can You Really Write a Book in 48 Hours

How is it possible to write a book in 48 hours? I’ve recently been hearing about publishing coaches who offer to help people write a book in only 48 hours.   Intrigued I looked into this further and am surprised to … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping to get the best out of your story line

Mind Mapping Your Ideas and Stories Whether you are writing for business, a blog, or a novel, you need to know that a good story will hugely help your own writing style, and the readers to absorb what you’re trying … Continue reading

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Marketing Tools For Authors

One thing that I’ve learned through nearly a decade of working in the book business, is that you can never have too much help to market your work.   So I’m going to share with you some of my favorite … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Authors Need to Upskill – and it’s Not Just About Writing

So you’re a great writer… hell maybe you are even exceptional at it.   You’ve studied, practiced, and can churn words out faster than a hungry cheetah can run down a rabbit, but your books are still sitting there waiting … Continue reading

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A Good Book is No Longer Enough

It used to be that you could write a  book and stand out in your market because you did it.  You are an author, and therefore a cut above the others in your field who had not done this magnificent … Continue reading

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Writing a Good Book Takes a Team

It takes a whole village… Writing a book is not a ‘one-man’ job, and if anyone tries to tell you differently, they are wrong.  In fact, the ‘writing’ part is only a part of the process  and even that is … Continue reading

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What’s Your Publishing Priority?

I was talking a potential new client this past week, who was in the midst of writing her first book, and very keen to work with me to get her book published. “Hold on”, I said.   “What about getting … Continue reading

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