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    Story writing prompts

    Whether you’re a seasoned storyteller or just looking to flex your creative muscles, story prompts can be a great way to get the ball rolling. Prompts can be anything from a simple sentence to an elaborate scenario, but the key is to use them as a jumping-off point rather than something that binds you. 10 story writing prompts If you’re feeling stuck, here are some story prompts to get you started: 1. A character is stranded on a desert island and must find a way to survive. 2. A small community is beset by a curse that makes everyone become animals overnight. 3. A young person discovers she has the…

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    How to Use Tarot for Business

    There are many ways to use tarot for your business. One of the most popular methods is to use tarot as a tool for goal setting and manifestation. When you have a clear goal in mind, you can use tarot to help you create a plan of action and stay on track. At the end of each month, do a tarot reading set up expressly for goal setting (i.e., monthly tarot spread for goal setting) to see how your journey is progressing. You can also use tarot as part of your marketing strategy to attract new customers and keep existing ones engaged. If you’re doing readings at a store or…

  • All posts,  Books,  Gothic fiction,  Psychological thriller

    What is Gothic Fiction?

    Gothic fiction is a genre of literature that typically features dark or horror-themed stories. The term “gothic” has been used to describe a variety of genres, including horror, mystery, and suspense. However, gothic fiction is typically associated with tales that feature haunted castles, ghosts, vampires, and other supernatural elements. Gothic fiction was first popularised in the late 18th century by writers such as Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. Today, the genre remains popular and continues to attract new readers. Some of the most well-known modern authors of gothic fiction include Stephen King and Anne Rice. The first mention of Gothic literature appeared in English writer Horace Walpole’s The Castle of…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Psychic Fiction Books to Read

    Psychic fiction books are a great way to escape reality and explore the supernatural world. Psychic fiction books are perfect for anyone who loves a good scare with stories that can take you to other dimensions. Here are some of my favourite psychic fiction books: The Shining by Stephen King Stephen King is known for his bone-chilling horror stories, and The Shining is no exception. When the Torrance family moves into an old hotel to take care of it during the winter, they quickly realise something is wrong. With ghosts appearing everywhere and evil forces trying to kill them, the Torrance family must use their psychic abilities to survive. The…

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