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The number one thing you need to finish your book

I know you have thought on more than one occasion that you have an engaging story within you. That you want to share your life or the things you have learned with the world to make it a better place. But so far, your dream has remained just that – a fantasy.

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What is the phoenix phenomenon?

When people first find out the name of my online series, The Phoenix Phenomenon, they often ask me what it means. To be perfectly honest, when I first chose the name for my interview series, I simply liked the sound of it. But I quickly began to see the significance in my choice of words.

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Plant the seeds to reap rewards from your book

Becoming an author is much the same as planting a fruit tree. First, you need the seeds of an idea, a passion to step up and become a changemaker by sharing your knowledge or lived experience with others around you and the wider world.

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Memoir vs Autobiography

The majority of the authors I work with have a beautiful balance between sharing a part of their life story as well and knowledge and skills they have accumulated during their time on earth. Because of this, I am often asked – what is the difference between a memoir and an autobiography? You may be

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The book boom is here

There is a train of thought that physical books are going the way of the cassette tape, but one thing covid-19 has highlighted is people’s desire to delve into an engaging page-turner has not waned. In fact, reading as a pastime has come back with a resurgence! The sale of physical books has been on

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The simple first step to becoming an author

You’ve been called to write a book! You may have been told by someone else that your life story is incredible. You may even have made a start, stalled and left it by the wayside. Maybe you’ve even been too afraid to take the first step! Finding the time to write, uncertainty about your message

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Roxanne McCarty OKane Writer Sunshine Coast Ghostwriting

What is Ghostwriting?

Ghostwriting is all around you, even if you don’t realise it. That chart-topping hit you just heard on commercial radio – most likely written by a ghostwriter for the superstar who is singing it. The latest speech given by the Prime Minister – most likely written by the professional media and communications officer who writes

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