The Winner Stands Alone

Paulo Coelho is publishing the chapters of his new book, sequentially, on his blog site for comment.

You can read the latest chapter and add comments here

Apart from being one of my favorite writers, he gets the Interweb big time and uses it wisely and sagely.

Not only is he a consumate blogger but you can also follow him on Twitter here

& he gets Flickr & other Web 2.0/3.0 concepts too

Thank you Paulo for shining such light and showing how to do it.

The third chapter will be posted on Tuesday 3rd of February

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Unleash the Book Inside Online Writer’s Home study Course

During this creative and inspirational course you will learn:

How to Get Started This can often be the hardest part. You will

  • Define the motivation and purpose behind your book
  • Learn how to research your target market
  • Clear any blocks that may stop you successfully completing your book
  • Experience a visualisation process to embed your goals into your unconscious

How the creative mind works and the creative process We often talk about creativity and inspiration as if they just appear from nowhere, but where to they really come from and how can we draw on them whenever we need to? In this part of the course you will learn:

  • How to use whole brain thinking to really unleash your creativity
  • The benefits of understanding and using your conscious, unconscious and higher-self in harmony
  • How to use the collective mind effectively
  • What inspiration really is and how to spot it
  • The model for creativity

The Art of Story Telling The workshop includes an abundance of tools and techniques to help you tell your story and really engage with your reader and they include:

  • How to profile your reader before and after they have read your book
  • How to create rapport to make the desired impact
  • How to create the right title, cover and promotional material for your book
  • How to keep your reader engaged while you tell your story
  • How to create and maintain your writing plan
  • A powerful visualisation to create the beginning and end of your book

Publishing your book For some people this may be the scariest part of the part that has put them off writing in the first place. Here’s what you will learn:

  • How to explore the different media for publishing your story
  • How to prepare for publication
  • The publishing options available
  • How to create a time plan from inception to publish
  • The benefits of epublishing

Getting to 1st draft Now you have your idea and your structure you need to know how to stay the course and get to 1st draft. Here you will learn:

  • Creative exercised to get and stay in the creative zone
  • How to make use of dream times
  • How to keep to schedule
  • How to go with the flow and stay on track
  • How to deal with writers block – reasons and solutions
  • Hints and tips on staying focused and on-track
  • A visualisation to help you achieve success as an author

Entrancing your reader What are the secrets to keeping your reader engaged from beginning to end … and wanting more?! Here you will learn:

  • How to embed concepts and constructs at an unconscious level
  • How to use nested loops to entrance your reader, to introduce suspense and to create compulsive page turners
  • How to leave your reader eagerly awaiting the sequel

Resources for Writers The accompanying home study course that comes free with the workshop includes a mind map with dynamic links to wide selection of resources for writers on the following topics:

  • DIY, Assisted and Traditional Publishers
  • Literary agents
  • Book technology
  • Book promotion
  • Writers groups and forums

When you purchase now …… All this for just £69. And if you think that’s too good to be true, for this month only we are offering the complete course for just £49.

AND, if after starting the course you decide you would love to come on the workshop and learn these techniques first hand from the BookWright himself then the complete cost of the home study course can be redeemed against the cost of the workshop – we can’t say fairer than that!

P.S. And one final note. If you know you have a book inside you that’s dying to get out but have felt held back in past, now is the time to break through the barriers and learn a whole new set of tools and techniques for unleashing the book inside you. AND – when you purchase this unique and inspirational product this month you will pay just £49!

You can get it at a credit-crunch busting price today with four guided MP3 visualisations free of charge. Normally £69, Your investment in your first major step towards becoming a published author and learning to write your book the easy way is just £49 [incl VAT]

Get instant access to the course today & note that you can pay with Paypal or all major credit and debit cards.

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Unleash the Book Inside 2-day workshop Synopsis

During this 2-day creative, fun and interactive workshop you will learn:

How to Get Started:

This can often be the hardest part. You will

  • Define the motivation and purpose behind your book
  • Learn how to research your target market
  • Clear any blocks that may stop you successfully completing your book
  • Experience a visualisation process to embed your goals into your unconscious

How the creative mind works and the creative process:

We often talk about creativity and inspiration as if they just appear from nowhere, but where to they really come from and how can we draw on them whenever we need to? In this part of the course you will learn:

  • How to use whole brain thinking to really unleash your creativity
  • The benefits of understanding and using your conscious, unconscious and higher-self in harmony
  • How to use the collective mind effectively
  • What inspiration really is and how to spot it
  • The model for creativity

The Art of Story Telling:

The workshop includes an abundance of tools and techniques to help you tell your story and really engage with your reader and they include:

  • How to profile your reader before and after they have read your book
  • How to create rapport to make the desired impact
  • How to create the right title, cover and promotional material for your book
  • How to keep your reader engaged while you tell your story
  • How to create and maintain your writing plan
  • A powerful visualisation to create the beginning and end of your book

Publishing your book:

For some people this may be the scariest part of the part that has put them off writing in the first place. Here’s what you will learn:

  • How to explore the different media for publishing your story
  • How to prepare for publication
  • The publishing options available
  • How to create a time plan from inception to publish
  • The benefits of epublishing

Getting to 1st draft:

Now you have your idea and your structure you need to know how to stay the course and get to 1st draft. Here you will learn:

  • Creative exercised to get and stay in the creative zone
  • How to make use of dream times
  • How to keep to schedule
  • How to go with the flow and stay on track
  • How to deal with writers block – reasons and solutions
  • Hints and tips on staying focused and on-track
  • A visualisation to help you achieve success as an author

Entrancing your reader:

What are the secrets to keeping your reader engaged from beginning to end … and wanting more?! Here you will learn:

  • How to embed concepts and constructs at an unconscious level
  • How to use nested loops to entrance your reader, to introduce suspense and to create compulsive page turners
  • How to leave your reader eagerly awaiting the sequel

Resources for Writers:

The accompanying home study course that comes free with the workshop includes a mind map with dynamic links to wide selection of resources for writers on the following topics:

  • DIY, Assisted and Traditional Publishers
  • Literary agents
  • Book technology
  • Book promotion
  • Writers groups and forums

When you book now ……

Places on this workshop are limited and if you are serious about writing your book and need a huge dose of inspiration and expert knowledge then book your place now to ensure you don’t miss out.

Details

Date :           30th September & 1st October 2009

Venue:        The Hurtwood Inn, Peaslake, Surrey GU5 9RR

[accommodation available from £60 per person per night]

Time:            9.45 – 4.30pm both days

Cost             £249.00 incl VAT and lunch, refreshments and course materials but the first 10 of 20 attendees to book can take advantage of the early bird price of £199 incl VAT.

Bonus for this workshop

  • Inspirational writer’s Creative Walk in the evening on the 24th
  • The complete Unleash your Book Inside home study course to take away and dip into whenever you need it
  • A copy of Blocks, Tom’s new ebook with guided visualisations

P.S. And one final note.

If you know you have a book inside you that’s dying to get out but have felt held back in past, now is the time to break through the barriers and learn a whole new set of tools and techniques for unleashing the book inside you.

MakeBook a place today so you can become a published author this year …

Quote Unquote

writerspushAdding quotations to your blog posts and writings can be a great way of adding illumination and giving poignancy to what you are writing.

This site is a brilliantly source of quotes you can use from a wide range of sources

Here’s a load from authors for example

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/type/type_author.html

There’s also a selection of RSS feeds of quotes – see to the right – as well as feeds of Today’s Birthdays and Today in History

http://www.brainyquote.com/link/index.html

Have fun, add your favorites below via the comments box … & let me share some of my favorites

“We are not humans on a spiritual journey but spirits on a human journey”
– Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

“This we know. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. All things are connected. This we know.”
– Chief Seattle

“The only thing you can take with you is your evolution. The only thing you can leave behind is your art.”

– Me, inspired by a few others
[Lisa, Wendy & Arwen, thanks a million]


The Richard & Judy Book Club List 2012

The Richard & Judy Book Club List for 2009 is as follows:

  • Kate Atkinson, When Will There Be Good News
  • Beatrice Colin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite
  • Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle
  • David Ebershoff, The 19th Wife
  • Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo
  • Jesse Kellerman, The Brutal Art
  • Joseph O’Neill, Netherland
  • Frances Osbourne, The Bolter
  • Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
  • Elizabeth H Winthrop, December

Now I am guessing that these authors probably had their books in first draft around 2006-7, or even before, and published during 2008.

I should know as I had the idea for a novel in January 2006 which I am just finishing this month. It’s taken 3 years to write and research and for me to have gone on a personal journey of discovery. And it’s now nearly ready for publication three years later …

In the meantime, I wrote another book I hadn’t planned and have helped loads of other authors on their way.

So if you want to be on Richard and Judy’s list (or on Oprah’s) in the next two or three years, therefore, isn’t it a good idea to start now ?

You have to be in the game to stand a chance of winning …

I would be honoured to help you on your journey …

If you’d like some help, download the Unleash the Book Inside Home Study Course or book on the next 2 day workshop