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Go Creative Advice from Elizabeth Gilbert: Let Your Fear Write You A Letter

Each week we feature a well known creative or creativist talking about some aspect of creative business. It’s Go Creative Advice from Elizabeth Gilbert this week, continuing our “letter-to-self” theme. Gilbert has described herself as “a frightened person my entire life.” and has written of the importance of owning our fears. Her way of doing that is, yes, the letter to–and from– your fearful self. When I’m feeling particularly shaky and unsure of myself. I give my fear a chance to express itself, formally, in writing. I ask my fear, “What are you actually terrified about, in this situation?” And…

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Go Creative Advice From Comedian Ben Elton: How To Improvise

Each week we feature a well known creative or creativist talking about some aspect of creative business. It’s Go Creative Advice from Ben Elton this week:  Go with the flow and don’t be afraid to improvise. Everything about my profession and creative life has been an improvisation. The only way I can work is to follow my heart and follow what I feel like doing. I certainly didn’t think,”well, I’ll sit down and write a novel – that’s what’s needed next! ” or, “the best move for me would be…” I do what I feel like doing… my work emerges by instinct, not…

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Go Creative Guest: Mavis Staples on Treating Everyone Right

I’ll be writing all about BEA Chicago in my first Monday opinion column on the self-publishing advice blog, shortly. But I wanted to bring you guys this highlight. Mavis Staples was there, promoting her book and giving a secret concert. I couldn’t go because I was at the Goodreads dinner that evening (also a wonderful event) but Christine Monroe from Kobo assures me she was completely fabulous — as ever. Mavis is super busy at the moment, what with promoting her book,  a new documentary and finishing Pops Staples (her dad’s) posthumous album. “Mavis sang ‘Friendship’ from it at the show, and it was so…

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50% Off Orna Ross Books at Kobo

This time of year is usually associated with over-spending in the weeks leading up to Christmas … but not over the next few days! For you and your book-loving friends, get 50% off any of my books on Kobo. Simply use the promo codes outlined below – as many times as you fancy – between the dates listed. The sale runs in different dates by territory, and each territory has it’s own promo code, so be sure to use the right one: If you’re in Canada: October 28th – October 31st Promo Code: CA50SALE If you’re in United States/Australia/New Zealand:…

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing

Here’s an interesting stat – over 60m eBooks were sold in China in 2014. If you’re an indie writer, you will be fascinated by this, and all that’s happening news-wise in self-publishing with my partners and friends at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) . You can check out the most up-to-date author-publishing news on the  self-publishing news round-up every Friday, or click here for this week’s update and discover how ALLi partner Joanna Penn earns a six-figure income from her writing, and also learn all about ALLi’s further global reach with the appointment of their new China Ambassador, Christine Sun.

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Discover The Latest News in Self-publishing

If you’re an indie writer, check out what’s  happening in self-publishing with my partners and friends at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and where you can check out the most up-to-date author-publishing news on the  self-publishing news round-up every Friday, or click here for this week’s update on indies making the bestselling ebook sales, how to let your followers in on your latest work, and (controversially) whether a male name attracts more attention from reviewers than a female.

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing This Week

If you write, and you’d like to catch up on the latest author-publishing news, Valerie Shanley does a self-publishing news round-up every Friday on the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) author advice blog  Click here for this week’s update

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