How I launched a book online with success

I launched my memoir She Who Writes online and it was a success! This isn't my first, second, or even third book, so I wanted to do something special. There is no way on this planet I could have been prepared for coronavirus and lockdown, so when it came to launching my book, I had to ask myself two questions: Wait until next year to launch itLaunch it anyway Naturally I chose to launch it online. Disclaimer I've been building my online brand for years and have a gorgeous following of people who support everything I do. I also…

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Be on the right side of history.

Black Lives Matter All the time. Every day. I feel a little overwhelmed by the online world sometimes, don't you? But it's been so necessary this year. Everything is heightened because we need to pay attention to the world around us. We're being invited to be on the right side of history. It really feels like 2020 is the year where everything is brought into the open so we can examine it as a worldwide community and let's face it; some of what we're looking at isn't pretty. Racism is difficult for everybody to talk about but we must talk…

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5 Good Reasons to Start a Blog

You're thought about it before but maybe now is the time to start a blog. Sure, you could argue the blogging industry is oversaturated but despite that, I still believe there's room for you. How so? Because the blogging world hasn't experienced your unique perspective yet. When I first began blogging, I didn’t take it seriously. I didn’t make much of an effort and I didn’t blog with any clear focus or plan. I just liked writing and that’s what I did, but over the years my outlook has changed and now I know what an asset a blog…

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5 Good Reasons to Start a Blog
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How to Survive Your 20s

Ever feel like your 20's have been a drawn-out battle that you only just managed to survive? Here are thirty bits of wisdom, from me to you, on how to survive some of the most challenging but best years of your life.

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How to Survive Your 20s
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10 Reasons Why You Can Create Epic Content NOW

If you ever needed a reason to write, hold tight! I’ve got ten! Are you a budding blogger? Or perhaps just thinking about creating content for the first time? Maybe you're tired of your brand and need to give it a revamp? But maybe despite this, you just haven't yet found the time to work on it. The problem is that we find all kinds of excuses as to why we can’t create epic content right now, but it isn't the truth. Not really. Sometimes we need a gentle shove in the right direction, the encouragement we weren't expecting,…

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5 Ways to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Feeling like a fraud who will be found out any day now? You are not alone. Impostor Syndrome does not discriminate. You could be highly qualified and experienced to do your work, write that book or launch that blog, and still, a little voice will whisper "you're a fraud!" I've said before that social media is a highlight reel and there is often much more going on behind the scenes than what we see in our news feed. Yet, you're comparing yourself to this. I remind myself of this whenever I catch my insecurities taunting my ego because someone…

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How to use life as writing inspiration

I think writing about your life is courageous, actually. Inspirational? Sure, but also incredibly brave. When we write about our lives, we face the truth on paper and our screens. When we share it with the world, we're putting our experiences out for judgement or approval, neither of which we expected. And life writing can come in many forms, right? Blog posts, social media captions, a memoir, a downloadable information pack for your mailing list or even our About Me page on your website. People have a real interest in learning all about the lives of other people, no…

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Why it’s okay to create, make and post during Covid-19

We're a few weeks into lockdown, at least in the UK, and social media has become a very busy place. While we're brought to a standstill, there's been some questions around whether it's okay to still create, make and post during Covid-19. We're all responding to it differently - and that's okay. Some brands have jumped straight into creativity, finding new ways to offer courses, talks and events by taking full advantage of online tools. Coaches of all types have urged people to use this time productively, to learn a new language or start on online course. And then…

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Why it’s okay to create, make and post during Covid-19
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World Cancer Day: Save Your Life

Until I became strategic with my planning, I never acknowledged World Cancer Day. I'd barely get through Mother's Day, only to fall apart on the anniversary of my mum's death. Much of my life has seen me rebuilding myself after that devastating loss, but I know I'm not alone in that. According to Cancer Research UK: Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Statistics for the UK, Cancer Research UK. It feels like an epidemic that has touched all of our lives in some way, and we just can't seem to escape it. But I don't want…

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Rewrite Your Story

If you've had a challenging few years and feel ready for a change, perhaps it's time to rewrite your story. Whether you're tired of being the victim or the villain, you're the author of your own story and you get to decide how your story ends. Photo by Nong Vang on Unsplash I once had big dreams with no real intention to make them happen. I suffered abuse and mistreatment, believing these people would eventually see my worth and change their ways. If I demonstrated love, loyalty and commitment, I believed it would one day be enough to earn me their love…

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Rewrite Your Story
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What I Did: Changed Career

Over a decade ago, I was a Manager in a betting shop. I was 20 and had worked my way up in an industry that wasn't particularly kind to women (or even young women). I enjoyed the customer service aspect but I longed to work in a women's organisation. I'd grown up in domestic violence and had stayed in a refuge, and I really just wanted to be like the children's worker who used to come in twice a week. I scoured the paper for job opportunities but these types of roles were hard to come by. Then one day…

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What I’m Writing in 2020

I'm still the writer who hasn't quite yet carved out her niche, you know? And with that comes the freedom of experimenting different genres, exploring a range of styles, tones and audiences through my writing. My old blog was full of content for the aspiring writer, tips on planning blogs and ideas for content. I stepped away from writing about writing because at the time I was studying writing too, and all of that combined just sucked the joy out of it all for me. I've thoroughly enjoyed sharing casual personal essays, if you could call it that, and…

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