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Different Pathways to Self-Publishing Success

This is an extract from my forthcoming book Creative Self publishing, which will publish in September 2020. If you would like to pre-order the book, sign up here. People talk about self-publishing as if there is just one way to do it. Yes, there are certain set processes that must be understood and followed, but once you understand the craft of publishing (as outlined in Part V of this book), there are countless ways to succeed as an indie author, and many different pathways to self-publishing success. So I’d like to begin by pointing up some self-publishing success stories. We’ll…

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Creating Happy Holidays Part 3: “Giving & Receiving”. From Creating Money, Creating Meaning

We each receive certain gifts when we come into this life – talents, interests and attributes – that we offer to others. In return, we may receive love, acknowledgement, appreciation, validation, money or other rewards. Receiving in these ways allows us to replenish the life force we have “spent” which in turn enables us to continue giving. If we look deeply at our relationships with others through the giving/receiving lens, we find they can all be categorized as: a. A relationship where you mostly give. b. A relationship where you mostly receive. c. A two-way flow relationship. Creative giving will…

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Extract from: The Psychology of Creative Success

This book is coming soon, as part of the Go Creative! series. “W. Beran Wolfe said it sagely in his classic How To Be Happy Though Human: “If we want to know what happiness is we must seek it not as if it were a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but among human beings who are living richly and fully… “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He…

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Go Creative… With Jack Gilbert

When I started out, I wouldn’t write a poem until I knew the first line and the last line and what it was about and what would make it a success. I was a tyrant and I was good at it. But…

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