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I’m doing a TEDx Talk and other events coming up!

I have some really great news. I’ve been invited to do a TEDx Talk this autumn. This has been on my bucket list for a while, and not surprisingly I said yes!

Read on for the details, and find out more about the other events that my team and I are involved in over the coming months.

Monetize Your Mission Summit: 28 August-1 September 

I’m speaking on the Monetize Your Mission Summit (28 August – 1 September), a FREE online event hosted by Jen Hall, Business Clarity Coach and Impact Expert. It features 21 leading industry experts who are all ready to share their secrets on how to uplevel and play big! Click here for FREE accessContinue reading

Steve Preston – from stuck and procrastinating to writing 60,000 words in a month

I recently interviewed Steve Preston, the Career Catalyst. After writing and publishing his first 2 books, he was struggling with his third. Last summer he was feeling stuck and fed up with procrastinating, and decided to sign up for the 10,000 Word Summer Book Challenge.

The challenge was the catalyst that helped him to get his focus back, gave him clarity and the motivation to finish what he started.

Remarkably, Steve went from a standing start to 20,000 words in the first week and ended with 60,000 words at the end of the challenge.

It was the kick start that he needed and Steve published his book, Portfolio Careers in May 2017.

Interview with Steve Preston

I’ve known Steve for many years and in our interview, he shares his own personal story and the motivation behind writing his books, as well as many tips that will help you on your book writing journey, whether you’ve just started or are experienced in writing books.

He finishes the interview with his top 3 tips for budding authors.

So settle down with a cuppa or go for a walk with us in your headphones, and listen to this inspirational interview.

And if you want to be like Steve and focus on your book this summer, whether you want to write 10,000 words or 60,000, then here’s the link to sign up for the Summer Book Challenge.

Client interview: Helen Monaghan

helen monaghanWhen Helen Monaghan became a client to write her first book, she didn’t just write one book, she wrote two! Now’s she’s writing a third and an accompanying workbook to her second book.

Like many of my clients, Helen has dreamed of writing a book for many years. She knew that she wanted to help more people, and with limited time available, writing books was the perfect solution.

And after reading the first chapter of Your Book is the Hook, she hired me for support to write them!

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Book events coming soon

Writing retreat book eventsI hope you had a lovely summer. I had a great August running the 10,000 Word Summer Book Challenge. This will be back again next year. But don’t despair, as we‘ve got some great book events coming up soon. Here’s your monthly list of what’s happening!
If you are in the South of the UK, we’d love to see you at our Author’s Journey networking event on 12 September. I’m also really looking forward to the writing retreat in Spain!
We’ve also confirmed our dates for 2017. If you’d like to guarantee your place now, you can book to join us and pay £100 deposit to guarantee your place. We will be in Portsmouth, Edinburgh and SW Spain.
If you would like to join me online, I’m also one of the speakers on the Woman: Unleash your Potential telesummit starting today!  Continue reading

An audio book, videos and a telesummit opportunity

Recording Your Book is the HookThe audio book

A couple of weeks ago I recorded an audio book demo of the first part of chapter one from Your Book is the Hook.

I was recently introduced to Dielle and Chris at Igloo Studios who want to help authors to create their audio book. I had a few hours in their studio to do the recording.

In today’s fast paced world, many people listen to books on the go. They want to access information quickly. Having an audio book allows you to do this.

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What is the first stage in the book writing process?

Sheryl Andrews and Successful Business MindsI spent the weekend in Edinburgh with Sheryl Andrews, my client, mentor and friend. The purpose of the visit was to attend the book launch of Successful Business Minds by my client Helen Monaghan.

Whilst we were there, Sheryl and I found ourselves discussing the question “What is the first stage in the book writing process?

When I wrote Your Book is the Hook, the first logical step was the actual decision to write your business book. As we listened to Helen talk about always wanting to write, and we reflected on our own journeys, we became aware that something happens before this decision. We have aptly named this the dreaming phase.

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The author’s journey – Why four authors wrote their books

At my recent book launch party, I held an Author’s Journey Spotlight section. I asked four of my clients to showcase their books, tell us why they wrote them and I thought you’d like to hear their stories.

The Author’s Journey – Let me introduce my four authors.

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