Why cults? Why copper?
In my psychological thriller novel, The Tens, and my free book Madame Maudelynne and The New Way, I write about a cult which worships copper. How did I come up with that notion, you ask? Well, there was a very distinct way it kind of all came together. My own history Firstly, the town that I grew up in is famous for its copper discovery in the 1860s. The copper vein was discovered, by all things, a wombat! I just love this story. And it intrigued me. And if you’ve read Madame Maudelynne and The New Way, you’ll see where I used a monkey instead of a wombat. So if…
Blogging by horoscopes
Aries You are adventurous, opinionated and somewhat aggressive, so you may lean towards picking a fight through your blog pieces. You’re a wise thinker but err towards being impulsive. Being the first star sign, you’ll want to have done things first or not at all. You’re not even reading this, are you Aries? You’ve already gone off to write your blog! Taurus As a bull, you have the determination to succeed and your persistence will ensure that this happens, your blog has longevity and your audience will be built up over years rather than enjoying an initial burst and peak in your first couple of months. You’ll enjoy doing this…
Author websites – create your own
As a professional or amateur author, you have a website already live or are in the planning stages of creating one. Whether you’re one of Australia’s most popular authors or just starting to hone your craft, I cannot express enough how vital it is to have a website as an author and as a business. If you want to sell— books, yourself, products, whatever— then you need to have a website. Even if your debut novel isn’t coming out for another three years, it pays to set up your website now as longevity is something that contributes to positive SEO. Make sure that your website looks great and keep the…
7 reasons you need my marketing book
Turn the tides in your holistic or wellbeing business and begin to make those sales you’ve always dreamed of. Are you ready to: take your business to the next level? reach and help more people? share your message wider than ever before? If you answered yes to any of these then there’s good news! You can consider your frustration over. You’re in the right place and you have an opportunity to grab this powerful book that will move your wellbeing or therapy business purposefully forward. The only question is; are you ready to take that next step towards your wellbeing career success and freedom?This book holds the key to unlock all the…
Book editing tips
Are you writing your memoir or life story? Or writing someone else’s biography? Here are three really solid book editing tips to help polish your story. Book editing tip 1: idioms Idioms are a colloquial way of phrasing something. ‘An idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what its composite words’ denotations would suggest.’ Here are some examples of idioms:‘Sick as a dog’‘Out of the blue’‘Barking up the wrong tree’ When writing memoir, it’s wise to limit your use of idioms. Although this really does depend on your intended readership and what language they use. Using a lot of idioms takes away from the…
Self help books by Adelaide authors
You might not even be aware of this but Adelaide is such a hub for creative professionals, particularly conscious entrepreneurial women who are wholeheartedly invested in their business and offerings to the world. Those same high achieving businesswomen are inclined to take on extra projects as they are so determined to share their wisdom and message with the broader community than their current clientele through powerful mediums such as self help books. I’ve collated a selection of self help books written by Adelaide authors that are all designed to help you in your business or personal life and improve it and be the best version of yourself. Align + Attract…
Why People Love Reading Psychological Thriller Books: How It Affects Our Brain
More and more the world are reading psychological thriller books and their popularity is ever expanding. Here’s why we, as humans, love reading this genre and what it does to our brains. Research shows that it’s not the content of a book but how we feel afterward that is important. Books, like all art forms, have an emotional impact and this may be why people can’t put them down. Suspenseful books tap into our innermost desires to solve mysteries and experience danger vicariously. These types of stories contain darker elements that naturally appeal to our subconscious minds. That we may not want as part of our ordinary lives. ‘Thriller readers…
What is Kindle Unlimited?
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How A Self Published Book Can Be A Magical Marketing Tool
I was featured in a great Huffington Post article about writing a book to support your business. It featured my first book, Promote Your Spiritual Business. I’m a firm believer that writing a book can be a massive marketing asset for promoting your business, product or services. I just didn’t stop at one though. “Self publishing my book has a lot of intrinsic value. Now I can refer to myself as an author, instead of just a writer. It’s also been a wonderful learning experience and has given me an insight into the publishing and bookselling industry that I might not have seen if I went with a traditional publisher,”…