Ep 022: Kylie Ansett: How do I create a mindmap for my book?

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In this episode, Kylie Ansett explains how creating a mindmap for your book can help you produce your best work. Based in Sydney Australia, Kylie is the bestselling author of two books and the guru behind an online course that teaches new authors how to write their first books. Join us as she explains how a mindmap helps you transfer all of your ideas and thoughts onto paper in such a way that can guide your vision, validate topics and ultimately structure your book’s contents. Using this handy tool is a great way to organize your thoughts and sift through any excess mental clutter – something that authors of all experience levels could benefit from!
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6 Foolproof Methods To Uncover Bestselling Ideas For Your Next Book

It’s one thing to write a book, but another to write a book that people will actually want to read.

With thousands of new books being self-published every single day, how do you decide on a topic that will draw in an audience’s interest, set itself apart from the pack and sell?

Deciding on your book’s topic is no easy feat. As an author, you’ll be tied to your work for life – so it had better be good! And you’ll be investing months of your time into the process of writing it, so you should be prepared to spend months living, breathing and dreaming of your subject.

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Ep 016: Honorée Corder: What’s the best writing method to follow when you’re co-writing a book?

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In today’s episode, we asked Honorée Corder about which writing methods were best to follow when co-authoring a book. As the author-entrepreneur behind over 20 books, including the bestselling You Must Write A Book, Honorée has worked with numerous co-authors, including the famed Hal Elrod. Join us as Honorée highlights the benefits of partnering with a co-author, how to pick the right one and the ideal practices to make the working process between the two of you more efficient.
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8 Habits You Need To Break To Achieve Your Highest Ever Productivity Levels

Writer’s block and procrastination are two of the chief nuisances we hear about in our clients’ lives on a regular basis. From hitting a creative wall and being seemingly unable to move forward from it or relentlessly avoiding deadlines, these two grievances are easily the greatest obstacles that most authors face. We’ve all been there at some point or another, and have paid close attention to what works and what hasn’t while trying to get ourselves out of the unproductive mess we’ve found ourselves in.

Luckily, there are a couple of habits you can avoid in order to make the writing process easier for yourself – even if you’re predisposed to avoiding any and all forms of project commitment like the plague. Read More

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Ep 012: Jaya Ramachandran: When there are so many books written by experts, who will read my book?

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In episode 12 of our podcast, we sat down with Jaya Ramachandran to discuss how authors can overcome self-doubt and stop comparing themselves to experts within their niche. As the bestselling author of Bounce Back With Power, Jaya Ramachandran quit her 9 to 5 job and has since become a serial entrepreneur in the self-development and coaching space. She highlights the importance of finding your authentic voice as an author, connecting with your audience and sharing content from your own perspective in order to produce a book that ultimately stands out from the pack.
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Ep 008: Lise Cartwright: How does one become an author if they don’t have the time or skills to write?

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In Episode 8, we sit down with Lise Cartwright to discuss alternative options to becoming an author for those who don’t have the time or skills to write.  Lise quit her job five years ago to become a full-time freelance writer. Since then, she has authored and impressive 28 books – and plans to write 10 more in 2017 alone! She also runs Hustle & Groove, a consulting business that helps convert blogs into profitable side businesses. Join us as Lise explains the difference between being a writer and an author, presents the option of “speaking” your book and highlights the power that angel writing services can provide to those who simply aren’t gifted with the written word.
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Ep 006: Jagadhees Thirumoorthy: How to create the discipline to write a book in spite of having a full-time job?

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Writing a book is one of the most time consuming tasks an individual can take on. It requires time, patience and energy – all of which is made more difficult when we have a multitude of other commitments to keep to in life! In today’s episode, we sit down with Jagadhees Thirumoorthy to discuss how he created the discipline to write his book, Conquer Your Dreams, in spite of having a full-time job as a marine engineer.

Join us as we discuss the three questions we ask ourselves before forming habits, including What, How and Why. Jagadhees explains that habits can become second nature to us if they’re backed by a strong enough cause and deadline,  and highlights how his often lonely environment at sea helped him achieve his book writing goals.
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10 Self Publishing Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

As busy schedules take precedent in our daily lives, many of us find ourselves too busy to read much between all of the projects we’re juggling at any given moment. At Happy Self Publishing, we’re a huge fan of podcasts – we can put them on while working, running errands or simply just multi-tasking like the productive bunch we are! Not only are they efficient, but they allow us to learn and absorb as we’re checking items off our seemingly endless to-do lists. Read More

How To Effortlessly Author A Book Without Writing It

As much as we’d like to believe otherwise, the reality is that not everybody is an author. While almost all of us have an important message or valuable knowledge to share, there will always be a select few people that are more talented at writing than others. And that’s ok! If we all shared the same skill set, the world would be a much less interesting place.

If you’ve got an incredible idea for a book but are struggling to go through the motions of writing it, angel writing just might be the ideal solution for you to put words to paper (or, in this day and age, screen) and get your work published! Here’s what it entails and why it is a great service for those who struggle with writing or simply don’t have the time to do it.

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