The Creating Happy Writers Podcast

A podcast to inspire, motivate and empower you – and make your writing journey a happy one!

Episode 43: How to Write a Brilliant Book Proposal

Before you write a single word of that book you’ve been dreaming about, you need a strong proposal in order to get the green light from a publisher.

So, what do you need to include, and how can you showcase your expertise in a way that will get the attention of the right people when it comes to publishing your book? This episode is your beginner’s guide to writing and understanding what a book proposal actually is.

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Episode 42: A Deep Dive into the Self-Publishing Process

With more authors embracing the independent route, having a practical guide on successfully self-publishing is vital to avoid the overwhelm and frustration that many new writers feel.

So, if you’ve been struggling with what the process actually is, as well as what you need to do and when, this episode is for you.

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Episode 41: Building a Successful Author Brand – with Isabelle Knight

Often, for authors, promoting and marketing a book can often feel more intimidating than the writing process itself.

In this episode, I chat with expert publicist Isabelle Knight about methods you can use for strategically sharing your stories and voice with wider audiences – in the hope of demystifying the process and taking the overwhelm away.

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Episode 40: The Future is Female: Own Your Niche and Write Your Book

When your audience sees you confidently stepping into the space that only you can occupy, big things start to happen. And there’s no better way of doing that than by bringing all your knowledge, expertise and experience into a business book. Let 2024 be the year you write yours.

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Episode 39: How to Make Time to Write Your Business Book in 2024

If you’ve been struggling to find time to write your non-fiction book amidst your business and personal commitments, this episode is for you. You’ll walk away with an actionable plan and motivation to start writing – even within the busiest of schedules.

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Episode 38: My Writing Process: A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wanted a sneak peek into how a published author’s writing process actually works? Or what key phases they go through, and the order in which it all needs to happen? Well, step on in because today I’m giving you an exclusive look at my proven step-by-step process for writing and publishing my non-fiction books.

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Episode 37: More Sales Please – with Sara Dalrymple

I’m thrilled to welcome another guest author onto the Creating Happy Writers podcast – the rather marvellous Sara Dalrymple. One of my favourite conversations to date – it’s packed full of great sales advice for writers and small business owners everywhere.

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Episode 36: 10 Lessons I’ve Learned from 10 Years of Writing

At the start of the new year, I wanted to give you some lessons I’ve learned that will help you as you move forward with your writing in 2024. For me, they’ve stood the test of time, and I continue to use the strategies I share in this episode no matter what I’m writing. I hope they give you some food for thought and some techniques to try over the coming months and years!

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Episode 35: My Writing Year in Review – 2023

It’s the end of 2023, and for the first time ever, I’m giving you an honest overview of my writing year – what’s gone well, what hasn’t quite gone to plan and what I hope to achieve in 2024. It’s full of reflection and lessons learned, as well as stories about my writing process, events I’ve been to and the books you can hope to see from me throughout the year. 

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