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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.
Wanting to publish a book about your expertise? Thought that you don’t have the time or the content. Wanting a business card that has more than your name and email address on it? What if you handed prospects a book that you published? Would that make a difference to your business? This book provides an entrepreneur mum’s eight-step process to cook up independently published business books in between feeding four kids.
What if you could make listening to lectures, lesson or presentations exciting? What if you took notes in a way you wanted to review your notes again and again? Sound impossible!
Make is possible using visual note taking techniques. Utilise the collection of over 50 visual notes of inspired learning to assist creating your visual note taking diary.
Want to draw like a tangle artist? Not sure that you can, or don’t think you have the time.
Want to give personalised art to your family and friends but not sure how?
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By spending those ‘in-between’ minutes using this practical book, you can build your own beautiful patterns and build great relaxing skills.
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Whilst Ernest Hemingway has been attributed to writing the flash fiction ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ It is a reminder that stories can be short. Some of you may remember the ‘love is…’ cartoons that were around in the 1970s and ‘80s. Trying
Whether you celebrate the calendar or Lunar New Year we are in a New Year. Have you thought about your goals for this year? I am not talking about those that seem to fade as quickly as they are made, like ‘go on a
Listening to webinars and taking notes is one of the ways I can keep up my learning and test my visual note taking skills. Below are my notes from a webinar by Liz Campbell and Francesca Moi.
In a previous post, I told the story of losing my glasses – one minute they were on the bench, the next they were not. The mystery was solved – the dog didn’t eat them as I don’t have one and the kids had
During a webinar by Sydney-based digital marketing expert Carrie Myton, I took a few notes. Always interesting to hear strategies and see how they apply to your business. Knowing when you do not have the expertise, and you need to get help from other
My teenage daughter recently quoted to me ‘I am not crazy – my reality is just different from yours’. I thought this was very insightful and initially thought that she had come up with it herself, however, found that it is of course from
What happens when you lose your glasses? Recently, I lost my glasses. I put them on the bench in the kitchen, and the next time I looked, they were no longer there. Can’t blame the dog as I don’t have one. The kids all
Jessica Hische has written a book named In Progress – see inside a lettering artist’s sketch book and process from pencil to vector. How can a book with a focus on the art of lettering be transferred across other industries, in particular, writing books?
BaBB will quickly be as helpful to a writer as to a cook, consulting a recipe book in the kitchen – copies will become dog eared with frequent use; rather than gathering dust like so many well intentioned books.
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