Category Archives: Writing is a business

10 Declarations to Inspire, Motivate and Propel You Onward.

If you are feeling a little’ bogged’ down lately which is affecting your motivation to write, then maybe it’s time for a fresh start – beginning with your mindset. Jon Bard and his team from WriteForKids.org have come up with 10 … Continue reading

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Webinar on authors as entrepreneurs

We all know of the changes in the publishing world. With that (unless we are outrageously famous and have a publisher bending over backwards for us), we as writers cannot just concentrate on writing our next book or collection of poems, … Continue reading

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Changes to Gmail Impacts YOUR Inbox

If you use Gmail, you may have noticed that they have set up automated filters and is sorting your email into them. These changes will happen automatically (without your permission), and will most likely mis-filter your emails, including my emails … Continue reading

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‘What is a Book App and Could YOU Create One?’ – Free from 9-13 April 2013

As I am away overseas for the next three weeks, thought I’d post this great offer now in case I don’t get a chance to press the ‘Publish’ button whilst I am away. So if you are interested in Book … Continue reading

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World of Ink presents Scott Caseley – Author Spotlight.

Throughout March and April 2013, The World of Ink Network is touring author Scott R. Caseley’s young adult romantic coming of age mystery novel, Isosceles – published by MuseItUp Publishing, January 2013. And today the virtual tour stops by my … Continue reading

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Grammarly Online Proofreader

Please note: I have added further information to this post since it was published on 3 March 2013. Extra info. is towards end of post. Do you need another set of eyes when proofreading, and some help developing your writing … Continue reading

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How to cripple your writing career

I know that most people corresponding online are polite but you have probably noticed that some people are rude and demanding. So the link below will no doubt resonate with you. It is from an online children’s resource but the … Continue reading

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Top 10% LinkedIn profiles for 2012.

Recently, LinkedIn reached a new milestone: 200 million members. I have made many ‘friends’ via LinkedIn, as well as through other social media sites. It is all about connecting, networking, sharing information and finding opportunities to develop skills and your … Continue reading

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Chatting with Alexis Tapp, children’s author and writer

Helen Ross writes supports talented independently published Australian children’s authors, and reputable independent publishers and small print press. I continue to be gobsmacked by the talent we have in Australia – writers, poets, illustrators, film-makers, animators, photographers, musicians, songwriters  and … Continue reading

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Chatting with Morgen Bailey on her blog

This week the lovely and accomplished UK author and blogger, Morgen Bailey chatted with me about my writing journey. As interviewee number 417, you can find our ‘chat’ at: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/author-interview-no-417-with-writer-helen-ross/ Morgen’s eNewspaper (via Scoop It) picked up the interview as its … Continue reading

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