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#115 How To Market Your Book: The Five Stages Of The Reader’s Journey, with David Gaughran

‘Self publishing hasn’t just arrived, it’s taken over,’ says a man who knows. David Gaughran, champion of Indie authors, and author of several versions of Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible, has released a new bible for us, Strangers To Superfans, A Marketers Guide To The Readers’ Journey.  Think discoverability, visibility, consideration, purchase and…

Advising Young Women in Business by Studying The Masters In Leadership, with Robyn Wilson

Working with millennials is rewarding because young entrepreneurs think differently. New ways of thinking, getting rid of the past and working with new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, is the way forward. Any of these things sound familiar? Robyn Wilson, educator and lifestyle designer, is at the forefront of a revolution, or if you like, a…

The Rhymes & Writings of Aussie Bush Poet, Tim Borthwick

There’s nothing better than kicking back around the campfire in outback Australia and listening to a bush poetry slam. Humour, larrikanism and more than a little heartbreak often make up mood of most bush poetry, all of it heartfelt, and most of it inspired by the poet’s personal experiences. Enter Tim Borthwick, quiet and unassuming,…

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How To Write a Romance Novel; Conversations With Top Australian & New Zealand Romance Authors

With both the Romance Writers of Australia and the Romance Writers of New Zealand conferences coming up, I thought it might be time to revisit the conversations I’ve had with some of our top Romance Authors. Here they are, in no particular order: https://writerontheroad.com/hard-work-luck-timing-write-bestseller-natasha-lester/ Natasha Lester is suddenly what we all know as an overnight…

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#112 It’s The Journey That Matters: A Healthy Writing Life, With Joanna Penn

The life of an Indie writer is a busy one – what with writing, taking care of business, family life, eating, exercising and down time – so is it any wonder we need a little help occasionally to re-align our priorities, and get our lives back into balance.       Today’s guest, Joanna Penn,…