Do you suffer from the dreaded writer’s block?

Introducing ‘Blocks’, the simple, easy-to-follow guide to unlocking your true creative potential.

This practical and comprehensive e-book takes you on a journey of the mind to help you banish your blocks forever and tap into an abundant flow of inspiration and creativity.

Who is this book for?

  • aspiring authors
  • established authors
  • copywriters, editors
  • artists, musicians, designers
  • marketeers
  • authors who have finished a book and looking for a route to publication
  • anyone who has to write for a living and gets stuck!

Anyone who writes regularly, whether professionally or for pleasure, will at some point have found themselves unable to get into their creative flow and achieve the literary results they are looking for.

This book is for you if you ever:

  • sit at the computer to write and completely freeze
  • find yourself avoiding your writing tasks and doing everything else instead (even the ironing!)
  • torture yourself about what you ‘should’ be writing but just can’t seem to get going
  • struggle to get all your thoughts and ideas out of your head and onto paper in a structure form
  • feel like your inspiration has just dried up
  • need a boost of energy, ideas and creativity
  • worry about what people will think of you

Being a great writer is your right! Right?

Whatever your goals and aspirations as a writer, I’m sure, like me, you will at some point have found yourself stuck, blocked, frustrated and perhaps despondent about your writing.

Now just imagine how great it would be to:

  • finish your book quickly and with ease
  • know exactly how to get into your writing into flow … and stay there!
  • be even more creative and inspirational in your writing
  • write more and better, and in less time
  • always feel confident in your ability to write well and with ease
  • never fear those dreaded blocks again!

Unlock your writers block with this new book

This immersive and innovative book gives you a complete set of tools and techniques to help you overcome your writers block, whatever the cause.

Learn how to get your left and right brains working in harmony and even how to write your book in your sleep.

This is more than just a ‘how to’ book, this is a manual for generating a creative mind. It will help you tap into inspiration at will and understand how to become a GREAT writer.

Steve TaylorSteve Taylor author of Making Time
This book offers some excellent strategies of overcoming writers’ block. It’s full of extremely useful and practical advice which will be of great benefit to any writer, both novices and professional.

I was heartened to know that I already follow some of your advice. When I have a full days writing ahead of me, I always meditate for half an hour or so.

ronHollandCroppedRon G Holland – Top selling author, The Billion Dollar Biker and Business Guru says BLOCKS is one of those books that not only works, but goes beyond what you expect.

Not only will it stimulate your creativity and free you from writers block but it will also inspire you to greater heights and motivate you into action as well.

This treatise could well be a turning point for you!

Wendy Salter, Author of Herstoria and Green Stones

You have really cracked this – it reads in a lovely chatty style, but in an informed and knowledgeable way, it absolutely works.

It offers prospective writers a fabulous hand-book to keep by them and real and relevant exercises and practices.

Congratulations on a great book!

Get your copy today witht the MP3 guided visualisation pack

For just £19.99, you will learn many simple innovative and easy to follow steps and exercises to keep your writers block at bay.

If you just read a chapter a day for two weeks, you’ll understand how to deal with writer’s block forever.

PLUS you will get six MP3 guided visualisations to help you enhance your creativity and tap into your inspiration at will. The visualisations are called:

  • Embedding Mind Maps in your Neurology
  • The Quantum Collapse of Thought
  • Becoming Fear-less
  • Re-minding Yourself
  • Future Entanglement
  • Journey to the Akaskic Records

MakeGet your copy of Blocks today by paying online here with PayPal or all major credit or debit cards. If you prefer, you can send a cheque or pay by BAC’s transfer – email me for details

P.S. And finally

There’s no need to be blocked – you can unlock your writers block now and in the future with BLOCKS!

Get your copy today for just £19.99 with the free guided visualisation pack.

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Author 2.0

author2blueprintIntroducing the new paradigm for publishing and promoting your book …

I am thrilled to have come across this programme that outlines how any author can fully harness the power of Web 2.0 to make connections to promote and sell their books.

Irrespective of whether you are a published author or just starting out on your path, you will find this programme packed full of useful advice and guidance.

Author 2.0 is the brain child of Joanna Penn – @thecreativepenn on Twitter – and I am thrilled to be among the first in the UK to introduce the programme.

Author 2.0 consists of 12 modules designed to be done once a week over 3 months. However, they are all available once you sign up so you can move ahead at a pace to suit you.

Start harnessing the power of Web 2.0 to build your author platform today with this free sample blueprint

The information provided in the programme will enable you to:

* Build a comprehensive online book promotion platform that will help you make more sales, get more readers and media attention

* Publish your print book on Amazon.com and sell globally

* Publish your book as an ebook on the internet, on the Amazon Kindle and on the iPhone

* Design and build an author website and blog that effectively promotes you and your books online

* Redesign your own business model as an author-entrepreneur in order to make more money and create multiple streams of income

* Create podcasts/audios that help create a relationship with your listeners enhancing your credibility online

* Effectively create press releases that get media attention online and in traditional media

* Create and distribute videos and book trailers that get you more online traffic and exposure as well as creating valuable online content that will keep on promoting your book

* Create an effective social networking presence on Twitter and Facebook that efficiently uses your time online to create relationships and word-of-mouth marketing for you and your books

* Use Amazon.com specific tools to build your author presence on the biggest bookstore in the world

* Create keyword rich articles that drive significant traffic to your website/blog, brand you as an expert and boost your online profile

* Understand how the sales funnel works and apply the ‘Freemium’ model to increase your book sales and online audience

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Unleashing your author’s voice

I work with many authors who prefer to dictate their books than write them on paper or type them up.  I am sure that this is because they have a preference to the auditory side of their brains as opposed to the visual or kinesthetic.

For some this even manifests itself as a block that prevents them writing … if this sounds like you then help is at hand …

Many solutions exist for doing semi-automatic speech to text conversion but by far the best text to speech conversion system is another human being.

wescribeitlogoI had just completed another successful Unleash the Book Inside workshop where at least two attendees expressed this preference and, as if by magic, fell across an excellent online transcription service called WeScribeit on Friday.

Like all these things, I like to test them myself before recommending them to my clients and I did so. What’s a bit surprising and impressive is that it’s Monday morning and I have the results of the tests back already – their service is stunning !!!!

AND THEY DO ENGLISH AS WELL AS AMERICAN !!!

I tested them out on an audio file with some tricky stuff in it which also uses hypnotic trance which is unfair on anyone trying to concentrate on a cognitive task … have a look and listen for yourself to see if you are as impressed as I am

Here’s the source audio file:

and here’s the transcribed file

Well, I for one am really impressed and their rates are as impressive as their turnaround

Thanks to Melody and the folks at WeScribeit for providing yet another excellent resource for authors everywhere.

With specialist MP3 recorders being so cheap and virtually ever new phone being able to record audio, this is a brilliant way to rapidly draft a book.

Or why not combine it with the audio note facility on iMindmap?

P.S. I should mention I found WeScribeit on Twitter – if you are a serious author and not on Twitter yet, you are missing out on a whole load of serendipitous contacts

Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thebookwright

Follow WeScribeit at www.twitter.com/wescribeit

New Unleash the Book Inside workshop dates

a5-sideFollowing the recent success of the Unleash the Book Inside workshop, we are pleased to announce new dates.

See here for the feedback from previous attendees

From its initial inception as a creative writing course, the workshop has now grown into a whole new concept.

Not only do aspiring authors get to learn about the publishing industry but also they will leave with an amazing array of new skills and learning a new way of thinking, being and doing ….

In the workshop, authors will define and design their book structure and their writing, publication and marketing plans. They will also learn the skills of Whole Brain and Whole Mind Thinking.

Tom Evans uses mind maps to get authors to see the world in a whole new way by opening up new neural pathways in their brains.

During the two day course, Tom takes authors on guided visualisations to help them tap into their creative muse.  He also demonstrates where light bulb moments come from and how to tap into them on demand to get your book to virtually write itself.

Tom will also show you the many ways to publish your book for free and how you can develop significant passive revenue streams.

The workshop is running in Surrey on the 30th September & 1st October.

There are only 20 places available and the first 10 people to book get the early bird price and catch the worm …..

If you want to get published IN 2009, this workshop will show you how !!!!

For a workshop synopsis and to book, go to:

http://thebookwright.com/workshops

… contact me if you are interested in attending

Karmic Rights Management

krm_logoI am often asked by both new and experienced writers how you go about protecting your books in the digital age.

In these days when you can blog a story or submit an ebook to one of many new sites like Myebook, YouPublish and Smashwords, what’s to stop anyone stealing and copying your work illegally?

If you submit your novel to a author community site like Authonomy, what’s to stop someone stealing your idea and writing their own book on the subject?

Well if you think about it … not a lot and it’s not much different from how it has been since Caxton invented the printing press.

If you produce a printed book, there is nothing to stop anyone photocopying it. How many times have you borrowed a book and read it and not paid the author or the publisher a penny? How many times did you not give it back?

For digital products, you can add password protection but there is nothing to stop someone telling someone else the password. Even if the digital rights management is tied down to a particular computer as it is for Myebook and iTunes, there is nothing to stop people other than the purchaser enjoying the work.

I am sure when you write your book, you didn’t do it in isolation of any influences from other authors, friends, colleagues or teachers.

By far the best way by far to protect your work is to look at your behaviour and modify it so it’s karmically balanced.

Now I am not trying to preach here or be holier than thou – this is just good common sense and politeness and I too have fallen foul of not playing by the karmic rule book.

My seven top tips for karmic rights protection

1. Don’t run the fear your work will be copied

2. If you use a quote or concept from another writer, give them some credit in a Thanks section of your work or, at least, list their book in references

3. Be open to your payback coming back in another form other than the sale of your books

4. Don’t steal another writer’s work

5. If you like a book you borrowed, buy a copy or buy another book from the same writer

6. Give loads of stuff away for free

7. Be thankful for everything you receive

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– just think  what it would be like to live & breathe in a world that worked to these principles, it’s within our grasp & starts with each one of us today

Related blog – How to Void Karma

Unleash the ebook inside you competition

Myebook - Unleash Your eBook Inside Competition - click here to open my ebook

We have launched a free competition on the new platform myebook to find new and exciting writing talent.

myebook is a completely free platform with is like YouTube for ebooks. It allows authors to post their work for free and incorporate a range of multimedia components like audio narration and video interviews with the author.

The competition is running until the end of June 2009 and is open to both new authors and authors who have previously self published. Submissions can be whole books, sample chapters from books just started or published or even poetry and inspiring works of non-fiction.

The prizes are just amazing. First prize is a bespoke cover design by Huw-J, the designer of the Garth cartoon strip and a month’s worth of mentoring from Tom Evans, the Bookwright. The winner will also get front page billing on the myebook web site for a month too.

The competition will be judged by Caroline Taggart of Writer’s Market 2010, Sy Whitehall who is the Head of Communications at myebook and Tom Evans, The Bookwright.

The winning entries will be judged on both literary and artistic merit as well as how they use the rich functionality of the myebook platform. Extra kudos can be earned for the inventiveness of the viral campaign to publicise the author’s work and how many views and ratings the ebook receives.

For details on the competition and the excellent prizes, have a look at this ebook …

http://www.tinyurl.com/myebookcompetition

To enter the competition, visit www.thebookwright.co.uk/myebookcompetition

A book is your best business card …

& how the Bookwright got his avatar & moniker …

For me, writing my first book – 100 Years of Ermintrude – ended up with my career taking off in a completely different and unexpected direction …  find out how in this short YouTube clip

Thanks go not only to Karen Skidmore as mentioned in this clip but also to Jenny Littlejohn, Jaquetta Trueman, Lisa Turner, Jo Simpson and Wendy Salter – I couldn’t have done it without any of your help ….

If you want your life and world to take off in a completely new direction, check out the dates for the next Unleash the Book Inside workshop

www.thebookwright.com/workshops