Writers Don’t Think They Have Something To Say

So many people idealise about writing a book. They have grand plans to leave a legacy, share their story or help others. How many do you think actually achieve those lofty goals? I don’t know either but I’m willing to guess very few end up with a book in...
Writing A Good Non-Fiction Book … Fast

Writing A Good Non-Fiction Book … Fast

In any endeavour in life, if you’re not learning you risk going stale and becoming outdated in your methods. The moral is – always be learning. Robert Plank is one of the most prodigious people I’ve come across. He’s quick and savvy at anything...
10 Rules of Writing by Elmore Leonard

10 Rules of Writing by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard: 10 Rules for Good Writing When you want to learn to write well you see what those who are recognised as great writers have done. Model the best. Elmore Leonard is an acknowledged literary legend. Best known for his crime fiction he was a prodigious...
How To Write – Without Writing!

How To Write – Without Writing!

Just tested using Google Docs Voice tool. Holy Toledo!! Why haven’t I done this before?!? You know, writing can be a hard slog. Tapping away at the keyboad letter by letter. It takes time. And to make matters worse, the typing is nowhere near as fast as my brain...
Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

It’s Christmas in Oz! Have a safe happy wonderful time everyone! If you’re going to be alone this Christmas, plan ahead. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Make or buy some small gifts and leave them at an orphanage or shelter. Think about others you know who...
Thought For Today

Thought For Today

Really appreciate all the well wishes for my birthday. It’s great to feel special, if only for a day … that’s what birthdays are for. Cheers, all!
Imperfect Perfection

Imperfect Perfection

There are times when you want things ‘just so’ and try as you might you just can’t get them right – do it anyway before the law of diminishing marginal returns kicks in. There are times when you don’t produce something because, well, you...
Get 25 Reviews on Launch Day

Get 25 Reviews on Launch Day

Writing is only one part of the story when it comes to having your book out in the world and available for people to enjoy. There’s one thing I have learned over the past year thanks to people like Shawn Hansen and Diana Heuser: that an author is also a marketer...