The month of November is marked on most writers' calendars as their end-of-year push to begin (or finish) writing their book. If you are familiar with NaNoWriMo, you will know how writers use this annual challenge to accomplish their end of year goals, whatever genre they are writing.
What is NaNoWriMo?
"National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November. Now, each year on November 1st, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel. You may know this mass creative explosion by the name National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo—but that's not all that NaNoWriMo is!"
I want to support every writer who dreams of publishing their book; sharing their story, growing their brand and business and truly making an impact in the world. It's...
Birthing Books and Birthing Babies. What's the connection?
Presenting the Author Fest Fundraiser Connection!
Earlier this year, I was pleased to become a Partner for Care to support the Lakeshore Hospital Foundation, who have the health of the West Island Community in their heart every day. Their mission is to offer healthcare excellence close to home to an ever-growing population.
Please HELP ME to help the Lakeshore General Hospital by contributing to a creative fundraising initiative. All proceeds will support the ongoing family care innovation at the Birthing Center at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire, QC. This event will take place on Saturday, October 5th at the historic and stunning Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you've had coaching and published your book(s) with me and my outstanding team, we often refer to the Author Odyssey - the book writing-creating-editing-designing-promoting-publishing process of...
Are you ready to reach your NEXT LEVEL of success?
How would it feel to achieve your writing and publishing goals by the end of 2019 and take 2020 by storm?
How would it feel to build a brand and business beyond your published book so you can serve more people and earn more by expanding your platform and amplifying your influence in the marketplace?
If you're growing tired of thinking about writing a book; telling others you're writing a book and are determined not to let one more year go by WITHOUT writing a book, I've got a summertime solution for you! A solution that is guaranteed to take you to the NEXT LEVEL so you can finally achieve the results that will put your author name on the map.
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Publishing your book just got a whole lot easier!
Founding Partners Carolyn Flower and JP Martel accept manuscript submissions at Oxygen Publishing House.
OXYGEN Publishing House is co-founded by authors Carolyn Flower and JP Martel. They are headquartered in the picturesque and artistic town of Hudson, Quebec and officially opened their doors last month. Oxygen is an integrative, client-driven publishing company devoted to discovering, cultivating and developing emerging and known authors internationally and sharing their stories with the world.
Now accepting manuscripts submissions in both official languages.
Oxygen Publishing is now accepting manuscript submissions in English and French on their website.
At OXYGEN, no book is left uncovered.
Flower and Martel lead your team of publishing professionals who offer a breath of fresh air in an industry that often classifies a book simply as a product, instead of elevating...
For more than 20 years, my communication company represented businesses, artists, theatre companies, and non-profit organizations and helped them gain attention from various media in order to promote their businesses, product launches, theatre productions, and gala events. In my role as publicist, I invested in personal relationships with the members of the media (necessary), and these media professionals shared their frustration with me time and time again, about the quality of the information they receive in the form of poorly organized presentation, poor grammar, lacking coherence and clarity.
Much of my consulting in those years was to advise on simple and common (not so common) sense ways to avoid what is a major setback before you even begin. It is a stumbling block that can be easily avoided.
Back then, social media was in its infancy, whereas now it is second-by-second commonplac
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Meet Joey Chandler. He's a purpose coach, video producer, photographer and soon to be author. His forthcoming book Not In My Lifetime, outlines his process for identifying one's purpose in just two questions and then how you can use your life purpose life to address various important areas of life.
He believes that by identifying one's purpose and expanding their ability to share and experience that purpose, one can accomplish whatever goals they decide to achieve; including those that are often accompanied by the caveat, "but that can't happen in my lifetime."
Identifying His Goal in This Lifetime
His book, Not In My Lifetime is based on his Know Your Purpose Program and the reason he's putting almost the entire program in a book is to satisfy his goal to end racism in his lifetime.
He figures racism (along with sexism, homophobia and other biases) simply gets in...
There’s NEVER been a better time to be an entrepreneur ~ or for aspiring and emerging authors, an "authorpreneur".
The opportunity and ability to go from random idea to a profitable business is easier and quicker than ever before.
And even more so for those of us who have Knowledge Commerce businesses, because we don’t need expensive inventory or additional real estate, but instead leverage our ability to serve clients around the world and sell course content, expertise, digital products and information.
According to a report released by REUTERS in June of last year, the already booming "E-Learning" industry is expected to reach a $275-Billion-dollar valuation within the next 4 years!
So if there ever was a time to launch your brand and online business teaching others what you know and love, that time is now. Seriously.
So what does a picture of a beach and a business have in common? They are both achievable by becoming an author, building your...
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"I was blindsided. That’s probably the best way to describe how it felt, as a perfect storm of forces was brewing, never before experienced by any of us, and descended it’s wrath that day…and changed everything." - Linda Green, September 12, 2015.
Meet Linda Green, the forthcoming author of Solving the Post Traumatic Stress Brain Injury Puzzle: A First Responders' Discovery & Recovery Roadmap of Curiosity, Courage and Growth
Linda was the Incident Commander on the devastating Valley Fire, which destroyed almost 2000 structures as it burned across 76,000 acres in the CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, and the heartbreak of lives lost. But in the months that followed this life-altering traumatic event she refers to as “her fire”, she knew something was very wrong, even though life seemed to be marching on as always...until it wasn’t....
"To be, or not to be, that is the question.." is the opening phrase of a soliloquy in the "Nunnery Scene" of William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. This world famous quote asks a question, and I believe this question has a distinct answer, and it lies within you.
TO BE is a positive life force statement that allows us to complete it with our own “brand” of being, offering the world a glimpse into who we are, what we stand for (or against), the standards by which we guide ourselves and how we view the world.
Because...it really is...all about you.
You ARE your brand
Truth: You only get one chance to make a great first impression.
As a PR and promotional strategist for much of two decades of my business, the expression really is noteworthy. As a forthcoming author, you want to be incorporating these principles now, not when you publish your book. Here's a great article by Jennifer Maloney from Entrepreneur, 4 PR Strategies You Should Be Using...
Popularized by Napoleon Hill in his famous book Think and Grow Rich, a mastermind is a group of individuals who come together regularly (either in person or virtually) in order to discuss important personal or business issues and get new perspectives to help you get the results you want in your personal and professional life.
"The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony." ~ Napoleon Hill
Coming up next on Webclass Wednesday Live! on March 20th.
The Power of the Mastermind
Napoleon Hill said, “No mind is complete by itself. It needs contact and association with other minds to grow and expand.”
The proper use of a mastermind group is the cornerstone to all great achievement. On our own, we can only ever have a limited amount of experience. A mastermind group allows us to draw freely from the experience, training, skills, and knowledge of others who align with our...