Some of the best books in the world are there, pretty much fully formed, inside the author’s head. And there they stay, keeping you up at night while you think of more fabulous ways to explain your concept, rewriting it all inside your head. At some point though, you realise that it’s been rather a long time, and nothing has… Continue reading
The introduction may appear at the start of your book, but don’t get caught up trying to perfect it before you write the rest of the manuscript. Many new authors are surprised and relieved to find that it’s usually the last chapter to be finalised!
Trying to write the introduction before you start the book is like trying to describe… Continue reading
When your Word document arrives back from the editor (that’s me) covered in Track Changes marks, and you’ve recovered from the delight/shock/overwhelm of all the changes and suggestions, the next step is to review the changes and work out what you want to keep. This extremely brief and non-comprehensive starter’s guide might help you avoid some of the pitfalls… Continue reading
In writing her book Healing the Heart of Your Business, Lisa Fitzpatrick has had to push through a serious bout of writer’s block, a chronic case of not good enough and recurring rounds of it’s impossible to finish. Yes, like many of life’s challenges, in writing we are often our own worst enemy. And yet she did it –… Continue reading
This post was written by my delightful, driven and deeply committed client Cas McCullough and was originally published on casmccullough.com.
I feel she’s perfectly captured the journey of growth and clarity that each author takes as their book slowly shows how it wants to be in the world. Have a read, it’s really worth five minutes out of your… Continue reading
The time around your book launch is critical. It’s the easiest time to get media, even though you are probably at your most exhausted. You’ve pushed and pushed to get your final edit done, then the proofreading, the design and the printing. Frazzled but elated, you’ve celebrated with a few well deserved champagnes at your book launch, and now… Continue reading
You are doing work you truly believe in, writing books and changing the world. There’s only one catch. You can’t change the world if no one gets to find out about you. Networking is an essential ingredient in your business success, and yet many people struggle to find the joy in it.
You know I run a not for profit… Continue reading
Katrina Murray has experienced the reality of the book writing journey.
Despite the best intentions and a great plan, sometimes it all looks too hard and it can be difficult to keep going.
Katrina has shared her story to show that small steps towards the goal can sometimes work better than one giant leap
For over a year… Continue reading
Sitting here with a fresh coffee and a hot croissant, I remember how blessed I am. I’m not in a fancy café in the sunshine, I’m sitting at my desk, working on the weekend. Not everyone’s cup of tea (or coffee), but it’s my choice. It’s all my choice; I’m doing what I love, helping people bring their book ideas… Continue reading
I was going to write something about the amazingly incredible time my family spent in East Africa over the summer holidays, but there was so much to say I didn’t know where to start (yes, writer’s block happens to editors too!). Then I saw the notes my 13 year old daughter had made for a presentation to her youth group… Continue reading