Advanced Speaking Concepts
Concepts to assist you going beyond all of the old, worn public speaking techniques that everyone else uses to be competent, average and safe.
Wedding Speeches
You may only need this book once in your life but it's the the one to have if you're getting married; full of ideas and coaching.
Public Speaking: Beyond Fear
The ideas, concepts and tools contained in this book may catapult you to levels of freedom and ease with public speaking that you’ve never had before.
Life Before
The fisher folk came by this morn, wearing white and cloaked in dawn. Accent the grey, dark the brown; closely fitted, a feather gown ...
The First Five Years
A compelling true story of courage, endeavor and success; one of Australia’s largely unknown but nevertheless intrepid, gutsy pioneering families
Dealers: Buying, Selling & Making Money
Treasure Hunter, Collector, Bargainer, Speculator or Investor--which are you using to your disadvantage and how do you turn that around?
There's No Sex in Golf
Weird name for a golf book, but then it's not a normal golf book—looking at golf beyond the mental game.



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Writing On-screen or On Paper?

I used to write my books out on paper and then type them up; now I can compose directly on the computer. The thing I have noticed though, is how useful it is to print out the manuscript and review it on paper. It provides a different way to read the material and allows you to view it in a new light.

I find errors that I missed on-screen but more importantly, discover whole new sections asking to be written and included. In addition, the ability to layout the chapters or pages across my lounge room floor and get a sense of the whole writing, its order and timeline.

I used to work for Lewis & Hickey Architects in Guildford, England and the practice was converting their drawing boards into computers. One of the partners commented to me how he missed roaming the office after everyone had gone home, to browse all of the paper drawings; it gave him a sense of where all our projects were at.

For many people the printed paper product is how they will read your book; Amazon notes that 80% of book sales are paperback. Both digital and paper have their place, but review your work as a reader of books rather than a writer.

Writing on-screen is a skill that can be learned, but do what works for you.

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