Could your book be the next JoJo Rabbit?
I find the choice between which I prefer book or film so difficult(so I'm glad I don't really have to make a choice!)Sometimes I'd just love to curl up under a blanket by a fire and read a good book or even read a book in the bath and there's other times and I just want to get out and watch the film.Recently, we were watching the Oscars and had seen the BAFTAs before then. And I was really taken by the writer/director of Jojo Rabbit and as he took his award, he thanked his mum. But actually he was saying thank you because of the writer. Thank you because he won the best adapted screenplay and what he said and he being Taika Waititas.What was really great is not only did he thanked his mom, he thanked his mom for giving him the book and he said if he hadn't read the book and the book, was based on Caging Skies by Christine Leunan.And it was just wonderful because it made me think, yeah, without the book you couldn't have the film. Now, that doesn't always happen in some genres the film comes first and it's only film and then they produce books (like my all time favourite Frozen & The Showman!!). In the main, films are made from books.So what if the book inside you was made into a film, can you imagine that? And it's imagining where your book will go that is so important. Even before you've even got it on paper, to know that your book has got a life, your book might go somewhere that you can't even imagine at the moment.So I really want to encourage you to keep writing, keep getting your books out there. And maybe you will be mentioned in the Oscars or the BAFTAs one day!
Do you want Credibility? Write a book.
Author and Marketing Guru Robert Middleton talks to Ladey about writing his first book and manual back in the last century!Well, 1999!The success of this as an e-publication and how he uses it in his marketing for helping self-employed professionals.He shares his knowledge and expertise for those starting out as authors of printed and e-book.He has a down-to-earth approach – when Ladey mentions that a lot of authors just want to do the writing and not the marketing of the book, his response was, “they need to get real!”An advocate of hard work bringing success and nothing is an overnight happening, Robert talks about how a book can transform a business, make it easier for the business person to be booked for speaking engagements with little haggling over fees – as a book makes a person an expert in their field.“To have credibility – there is nothing like writing a book,” says Robert, “and it adds to your community value”The best quote through the interview is “A book is your ultimate ticket for authority”.How true this is and if people want to have more clients, attend more meetings then a book is a really good way.Robert is the author of hundreds of reports and articles, indeed Ladey has had regular e-zines, and emails from him for over 20 years.Check out Robert’s newest website and see how his work can help you in your marketing of your book and for your Booksbusiness.www.actionplan.clubis the new website.
Is Your Book On or Under the Table?
2020 could be the Year of Your Book.Is your book on the table or under the Table?When your book is ‘underneath the table’ itmeans your book is still an idea. It's not quite there yet. It's not into fruition. You might have certain doubts:·Is it good enough?·Will people really want to read it?·Plus other doubts and all the things that just keep attacking us and stop that creativity.Or it just might be the, well, I'm going to do it one day, but actually I'm too busy at the moment or this is happening and that's happening and therefore I'm going to postpone it. For me, that's a bit of a danger zone because while it is under the table, you can't see it and it can't develop. It can't grow because the thing about a book is when you start writing it, it takes on its own life and things that you never imagined that you would talk about and communicate through that written word happens, but it can't happen until you start it.Can I help?Mentoring you and your book gives you someone to be accountable too and means your book WILL be born!Contact me email@example.com and let's chat about your book
Author Mythbusters #1-5
What myths are there around being an Author?Ladey explores these and blast aside some of these Myths, such as Authors have to live in garrets and starve for their art!Insightful and fun, see if you recognise any of these myths surrounding the art of writing and being an Author.Also mentioned is Kanban and George Bernard Shaw - see how they flow in the podcast!contact ladey on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to chat or have the video/full transcript
Author Deadline - love or hate it?
What is it about deadlines that makes you freak out?Or do you love them and work towards them steadily and with dedication?Perhaps you are somewhere between the two?Why are they important - and how can you set a realistic deadline which can move you comfortably into focussing and concentrating on getting the work done?Do you set up a series of mini deadlines or one main goal which you HAVE to meet?Let's explore these questions and more in Author Deadlines - love or hate them?also referred to previous podcast on 25: Time to write THE END
Time to write THE END
Getting to write the magic words THE END at the end of your manuscript.How do you know that you have finished the writing of your book?Is the writing really finished and complete?Ladey talks through the Danger Signs and Warning which catch you out and stop you from writing your book.She features Steven Pressfield's incredible book - The War of ArtFinally she gives Great Tips for finishing your manuscriptFeaturingResearchWord and Page CountDeadlinesCharacters have said all they need to say and plots are come to natural conclusionsChapters are logically placed and completedWhat's next for you as a writer with a finished manuscript?Ladey Adey is a Publisher and Author.She has written 5 books (include co-authored with her daughter, Abbirose) and published numerous of books for other authors.She has been featured on the ALLi (Alliance for Independent Authors) blog and is the host of Ladey Adey Show – a podcast all about books.She started her professional career in the 1980s as a layout artist and designer for technical publications and editor of Company Newsletters.She is amazed at how far technology has moved since then, currently she has fallen in love with Indesign and Subtitling software.When she is not publishing books for clients, or writing her own books you can find her in the garden.Activities include brick building, dry stone walling or mosaics as she designs and builds features in her garden.Facebook:Ladey AdeyTwitter:Ladey AdeyLinked In:Ladey AdeyInstagram:LadeyadeyPodcast:The Ladey Adey ShowYou Tube:LadeyAlli:Member-Alliance of Independent AuthorsWebsite:Ladey Adey
What's the deal about Ghostwriting?
GhostwritingWhat’s it all about?Believe me it has nothing to do with Halloween!Is it something you might consider rather than spending the time writing yourself?Or advise someone else to use a ghostwriter?Ladey interviews Joanna Collie who is a published author, content creation coach AND a ghostwriter.She helps business people to animate their writing by showing them how to apply fictional techniques to factual narratives. She says, “Fresh, creative campaigns are not only for big businesses with budget to burn.Every business has a story to tell, a target market to help and money to make with the right message.”Jo’s books, short stories, features and award-winning radio work have been published and broadcast internationally.So do you lack the time or skills to do write the book that is inside you?Do you want your dream to still become a reality?Have you considered using a ghostwriter?The podcast discusses the advantages of using the services of a ghostwriter and how your book, or your report, blog or an article can be transformed from a dry boring read, into something exciting, readable and possible emotive!Courses – https://www.writers-online.co.uk/writing-courses/tutors/details/joanna-collieFacebook -https://www.facebook.com/joannacollieauthor LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannacollie1.BIOLadey Adey is a Publisher and Author.She has written 5 books (include co-authored with her daughter, Abbirose) and published numerous of books for other authors.She has been featured on the ALLi (Alliance for Independent Authors) blog and is the host of Ladey Adey Show – a podcast all about books. website https://www.ladeyadey.com