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I want to write a book but don't know where to start

I want to write a book – but where do I start?

Have you always dreamt of being an author and writing a book, but that’s as far as the dream has gone? Probably you don’t know what to write about or why anyone else would be interested in reading it, and that’s stopped your ambition in its tracks before you’ve even put pen to paper. Sounds …

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What Trim Size Should I Use For My Book?

When I format paperback books for my clients, the first question I ask them is “What trim size do you want your book to be?” and their answer is usually “Oh, just the normal one.” But the thing is, there IS no ‘normal’ trim size! You may think books are all the same size but …

7 Great Resources for Self-Publishing Authors

Publishing a book has never been so easy … the ever-changing technology landscape means anyone can publish a book at the click of a button. (Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone should publish a book, but that’s a different topic!) The internet also brings us a wealth of resources, many of which are completely free …

Fake it till you make it … Is it always a good idea?

How often have you heard the phrase “Fake it till you make it” – particularly when it comes to business? Right from when you first start your business, even though you’re working in your dressing gown in a corner of the bedroom, even though you haven’t actually got any clients yet and the cat answers your …

How to use Google Alerts to stay on top of business

Back in 2013 I self-published a book, “The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD”, and in 2016 it was republished as an updated second edition by  the renowned Jessica Kingsley Publishers. The day I took delivery of my author copies of the new book was a very exciting day for me. The …

Want to know when someone’s opened your email?

Apologies for the lack of blog posts on here recently! I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks – some of the things I’ve done include launching an ADHD parenting programme with a live webinar, packing individual toiletry bags for refugees in Calais, proofreading a book about a turkey farmer, and updating my own book …

20 Tips for Organising an Event

I recently organised a big event for my other business, ADHD Kids. Having never run so much as a workshop before, it was a challenge to say the least, but one that I relished. Despite having many sleepless nights and nightmares – What if no one turns up? What if the speakers are rubbish? What …

Workflowy: Awesome Web App that will increase your productivity

I’ve recently discovered an app that has proved awesome for list making, goal setting and generally increasing my productivity, and I wanted to share it with you. It’s called Workflowy and it’s available as a web app and also for iOS and Android. It’s a ridiculously minimal list management system that initially looks completely useless! In fact, I downloaded …