5 minutes with… Michael Costello

5 minutes with… Michael Costello

When did you decide to become a writer?

I used to write as a child, and then gave it away when I joined the Public Service. Then at one stage I said to myself that I wasn’t going to get to 70 and regret not pursuing my writing. I went on part time work, did courses, got my skills up and went for it. I have had some success and no regrets.

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How to Write a Memoir

How to Write a Memoir

Writing a memoir is the art of telling the story of a moment in your life.  It isn’t about your whole life; just a peek through the window of your experience.  A memoir might focus on a defining moment, an experience that changed you in some way. For instance, my memoir “So, Where’s My Happy Ever After?” focuses on my becoming single again after twenty-five years of marriage. The defining...

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5 reasons you should consider Self Publishing

5 reasons you should consider Self Publishing

Ultimately self publishing offers Australian authors more control over the whole publishing process. If you’ve exhausted all traditional publishing possibilities or just want to jump right in, here are five reasons why you should consider self publishing here in Australia.

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5 minutes with... Peter d'Plesse

5 minutes with... Peter d'Plesse

When did you decide to become a writer?

I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember. Way back in the school days I produced stories that won some small prizes in primary and high school. I started writing for magazines out of an interest to share my learning experiences from the activities I enjoyed...

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5 Top Tips to eBook Publishing Success

5 Top Tips to eBook Publishing Success

The popularity of ebooks is growing every year because nothing beats reading a good book and ebooks make reading more portable in that you can carry many books with you at once on your ebook reader.

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Start BookTubing now!

In the advent of computers, technology, and the unforeseeable reign of Apple, it’s difficult to know where the future of books lies. A normal train journey into the city will show more peoples’ noses glued to the glass of a smart phone rather than the pages of a book. In such fast times, it seems that people are more and more inclined to absorb shorter bouts of information rather than making the full time commitment to reading a book...

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Are You Really Ready to Get Published?

As you might imagine in my line of work as a publisher, editor and creativity coach, I am always meeting people who tell me they want to be published.

I’ve learnt to listen very carefully to what comes after that first statement because it is the words they utter next that will usually tell me whether or not they are serious...

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