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Instagram for writers

Writers tend to fall into two categories when it comes to social media. They either hate it or they love it. Instagram in recent years has completely taken off with 600 million active users worldwide! But I don’t blame writers who think Instagram is not for them. After all, writing a novel on a computer isn’t very interesting or glamorous to look at. However,  with so many users and our readers being on Instagram, it’s a social media platform worth exploring and If we’re serious about getting our books and author brands out in the world, Instagram is something we should be on! If you feel lost, daunted and have no idea […]

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Why Amazon is going to be good for Aussie Indies

Amazon is coming to Australia! Finally! Well, actually we always had access to Amazon but it always cost too much to ship anything over down under so it wasn’t really worth it. We Aussie’s tend to be a protected and set-in-our-ways kind of bunch too. We like our shopping centers and online stores with free shipping and we accept $25 books at the airport are just the norm here. But maybe things are about to change…. With this new and predictable news that has been a long time coming, many people seem to be divided. Retailers are apparently bracing themselves while consumers are waiting to open their wallets. For the rest of us […]

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5 Perfect Businesses for Writers

So you want to be a writer and you want to write full time. No problem! Right? Making a living as a full time writer can often be as elusive as winning the lottery. Let’s face it, most writers will never make a living with their writing. But what if you had multiple streams of income to support your writing. You would probably be OK and be able to pay for your bills comfortably and focus on your writing and books. Here are few ideas to get your side hustle on so you can concentrate on what you really want and write. Dropshipping  What if I told you, you could start a […]

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RWA 2016 plus tips for Writing Conferences

I’m back from attending my first writing conference and what an amazing experience. The Romance Writers of Australia Writing Conference was held in Adelaide this year and the uber talented Silk Chen invited me along and I’m eternally grateful for the invite. I’m not really sure what I was expecting but I have to admit I was dreading it. I thought it would be terribly boring and lots of introverted writers but on the contrary, I found the conference to be incredibly inspiring and motivating. The best thing I found was the sense of community. I LOVE creative people who are passionate about storytelling. The Highlights from the RWA Conference in Adelaide […]

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