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There are tips and resources that I wish I had known to save time, money and heartache while juggling everyday family life. May these resources help you to succeed with your independent publishing
As a lover of stories and a visual learner it seems that I see stories as images while listening to the words of the storyteller. This is also known as Visual Note Taking.
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I am a family lawyer and a mum of three small humans – two jobs that add to the busy-ness of life. For years, I had been wanting to write my first book. Without a book, I felt my business was being hampered unnecessarily, and this in turn was impacting on my family life. I had the ideas, I just didn’t know how to bring them together.
In 2016, I was fortunate to discover Dyan Burgess and her Bake a Business Book platform. Based around her book of the same name, I was able to follow a step-by-step programme and achieve publication of my first book.
The positive impact on my business has been significant and immediate and has lead me to pull the ingredients together to continue baking more books in the not-too-distant future.
More importantly, it has given me such clarity and focus across all aspects of my life. I cannot thank Dyan enough. – Megan, Adelaide
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Knowing why you want to write a book gives you one of the best indicators of the pace you should set. Knowing when you want to release a published book will provide you with a framework for how you will need to set your
Perhaps the better question is ‘why are you spending all this time thinking and reading about publishing a book?’ Understanding your ‘why’ will answer many of the questions first time (and long term) writers go through each time a book idea comes to mind.
Why you may need to write fast: Set yourself a short deadline. Want it done and dusted so you can go on holidays. You were over this before you started. This is how you live your life, one speed – fast. What? You mean
This post is inspired by Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman whereby Kahneman hypothesises that our brains think in two Systems. System 1: fast and System 2: slow. While this is a high level generalisation of the book, it was these ideas that
For me there are plenty of times that I feel unmotivated to do anything. To help create momentum I will make myself a five or seven point list of the things that I want to achieve in the day. As soon as I start
No, it is definitely not the end. It is a new beginning. This means you can start your New Year’s resolutions now. Start that New Year’s list by thinking about what products and collateral can you extract from your book. Then write out a
Many of you will be familiar with ‘fake it till you make it’ mantra (although I feel that is at that stage of being overused). Regardless, it does resonate well with getting in and getting things done, regardless of your mindset. Based on the
The most obvious suggestion would be that you simply start (for those who have not put ‘pen to paper’). Then leverage from the scientific theory that objects in motion stay in motion. That is, let momentum carry you along and leave inertia behind. You
If you're looking for a new, fun, and different kind of coloring book then you've found it! This isn't just a coloring book - it actually teaches you how to draw your own patterns to color in. Since getting it I've been creating my own tangled patterns within the book and I must say I've created some pretty ones! It's definitely brought out more creativity within me than just the normal coloring did. I absolutely love it!
I would never have completed the challenge of writing and publishing a book without Dyan’s encouragement, energy and enthusiasm. She provides an incredibly professional, efficient and knowledgable service to those of us who have a message to communicate. Dyan has become a colleague, mentor, coach, and friend and I would highly recommend her services to anyone wanting to publish a book. Dyan’s service made a task, that I thought I would never have time for, possible. I was able to write the book while still running a business and family. Thank you Dyan - it has been an extremely valuable and enjoyable journey! I look forward to writing the next one! Dimity, Brisbane
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