Manifesting Greatness One Word at a Time

So… Today I am going to ask you to be let your imagination out of its cage and be YOU. If you could DO anything you wanted…BE anything you wanted…HAVEe anything you wanted… If there were no chores to be done… No jobs to attend…No deadlines to meet… If there were no money constraints or time constraints or mindset constraints. What would that LOOK […]

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List Building 101 for Authors

So… There’s a rumour out there that a book is a good way to build your list… …is it? Well yes… and no…You see there is a right way,..And there are quite a few wrong ways to do this. A book can be the ultimate tool and the best thing since sliced salami to build your list, attract your tribe, and grow your […]

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A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma

So… There is a tiny question you need to ask that has enormous implications…. It’s a question that once answered, will allow you to fully step into your ‘author-ity’.That question is… WHY…? Why do you want to write?Why do you want to become an author?Why do you need to publish?Why is this so important to you? And then – What is your […]

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Sorry Sunshine – Nobody Gives a Hoot About Your Book

So… I’m landing a nasty nugget of knowledge in your inbox today … This one’s gonna hurt… Ready? Nobody, I mean nobody, cares about the contents of your book. Eeeesh… (I told you it would hurt). Because, like the conscientious authors that we are, we pour our hearts, souls and brains onto the page. We slave over the construct of a sentence. There are long nights. Stolen […]

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Missed Opportunity Alert

So… There is a BIG missed opportunity in your book, and it’s staring you RIGHT in the face…I’m talking about your TABLE OF CONTENTS. What? Yes, you read right, your frickin’ chapter titles!I call this the ‘Don’t be boring’ rule. Also known as the ‘Keep ’em guessing’ rule.And as far as I can see nobody is taking advantage of it… The trick […]

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Writing Fiction? You need to STOP NOW!

So… STOP writing that fiction book – NOW!!! If you’re thinking of writing a book… start your author journey with non-fiction.WHat? (what about JK? EL? JRR?) How very dare I make this brazen declaration? Because writing fiction is fucking hard.(and isn’t that a good enough reason not to do something?) No really, fiction is like a good wine, (or a good whine).It […]

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The One Question That Stands Between Your Book And Success

​​​​So… Can you be brutally honest? That’s what is needed to write a book that sells…Here’s the rub…Not with your readers, with yourself. Let me explain… We are spoiled for choice.. in everything. You could never consume all the information that is out there on any given topic. There are books, and documentaries, and online courses, and YouTube videos. There are […]

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How to chose the RIGHT idea for your book

So… Analysis paralysis = the nail in the coffin of your author aspirations… If you are anything like I used to be, picking an idea can be where your writing journey begins and ends. There is the fear of not choosing the right idea. There is the overwhelm of having too many ideas. There is […]

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9 Numpty Mistakes of the Newbie Author

9 Mistakes of the Newbie Author (Nobody wants to be a numpty!) Diving into the treacherous self-publishing waters without a marketing strategy is setting yourself up for a watery death. You either flounder about in the shallows at number one million, five hundred thousand and twenty-seven in the Amazon rankings. Or if you momentarily make […]

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The Number One Thing To Sell Your Book

The Number One Thing To Sell Your Book   A CLICK WORTHY COVER Yup… That is IT!! Because if the cover doesn’t induce a click then nobody but your mother and your best friend are ever buying that baby… But… Have you ever wondered why some cover’s SING? While other’s screech, whimper or slip silently into […]

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