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5 Perfect Businesses for Writers

So you want to be a writer and you want to write full time. No problem! Right? Making a living as a full time writer can often be as elusive as winning the lottery. Let’s face it, most writers will never make a living with their writing. But what if you had multiple streams of income to support your writing. You would probably be OK and be able to pay for your bills comfortably and focus on your writing and books. Here are few ideas to get your side hustle on so you can concentrate on what you really want and write. Dropshipping  What if I told you, you could start a […]

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RWA 2016 plus tips for Writing Conferences

I’m back from attending my first writing conference and what an amazing experience. The Romance Writers of Australia Writing Conference was held in Adelaide this year and the uber talented Silk Chen invited me along and I’m eternally grateful for the invite. I’m not really sure what I was expecting but I have to admit I was dreading it. I thought it would be terribly boring and lots of introverted writers but on the contrary, I found the conference to be incredibly inspiring and motivating. The best thing I found was the sense of community. I LOVE creative people who are passionate about storytelling. The Highlights from the RWA Conference in Adelaide […]

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How to write a book and not go crazy

The hardest part of writing a book is the actual writing. Writing is everything from plotting, editing, brainstorming and of course putting the words on the page. And then there’s all the time constraints we have and obligations we must keep up. Then throw in your creative hunger which keeps tugging away, giving you heart palpitations in the middle of the night and great ideas at the wrong times. It’s enough to drive you crazy! And writing a book can do that to you. It’s not easy to write a book but it shouldn’t steal your sanity. So here is my guide on how to write a book and not […]

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Eight reasons why I want to be like Joanna Penn

One of my virtual mentors is Joanna Penn and while it’s a little embarrassing to say, I want to be just like her. Over the years I’ve watched her rise to an authority in the Indie Author ranks, now turning over 6 figures a year in her business, Joanna is a total inspiration. I discovered Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn in my cubicle around 2011. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon her website but I downloaded her Author 2.0 Blueprint and began reading it one weekend. This is when I discovered self-publishing and the penny dropped like a ton of bricks. You can self-publish a book? There’s a […]

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