Wendy H. Jones – Anyone Can Write a Book
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In this episode of the Driven Female Entrepreneurs Podcast, I speak with award-winning mystery writer Wendy H. Jones, about her journey to become an author-preneur.
Wendy had enjoyed a successful army career, and was a respected academic, when a sudden illness rendered her disabled and unable to move from her chair. This turn of events prompted her to rethink what she wanted from life and gave her the opportunity to fulfil her life-long dream to write a book.
Seventeen books later, Wendy is now an international best-selling and award-winning author, who loves inspiring and guiding the next generation of writers.
Listen to this episode to learn Wendy’s tips for following your passion, and becoming a successful writer.
You can't edit a blank page. To get start writing, just put down some words and let your creative brain take over. - Wendy H. Jones Click To Tweet
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In this episode you’ll learn:
- The power of asking ‘Why not?’
- The key to handling negative feedback or reviews.
- The importance of listening to the right people, and knowing who your tribe is.
- When is the best time to start publicising your book.
- The only three things you need to write a book.
- How to find the motivation to start a new project.
…and much more!
Believe in yourself. You have a dream, but only you can take it into your own hands and make it happen. - Wendy H. Jones Click To Tweet
Wendy H. Jones is an international best-selling, award-winning Scottish who writes adult mysteries, young adult mysteries and children’s picture books. She also writes non-fiction for writers, is the President of the Scottish Association of Writers, and is a writing and marketing coach.
Her latest non-fiction book, The Power of Why, an anthology containing the stories of 23 Inspirational women who transformed their lives, became an International Amazon Best Seller on the day of its release. Killer’s Crew, the fifth book in her Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie Mysteries won the Books Go Social Book of the Year and The Dagger’s Curse, her first Young Adult novel, was a Finalist in the Woman Alive Magazine Readers Choice Award.
An international public speaker, she been the keynote speaker, a panel member and run workshops worldwide. Wendy was also the founder of Crime at the Castle a Scottish book festival and hosts The Writing and Marketing Show Podcast.
Wendy’s passion is travelling which is fortunate because of her laptop lifestyle. She is also an avid reader, again fortunate given her career. Wendy has a passion to support other writers to realise their dreams of writing and publishing their own books.
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About Your Host, Melitta Campbell
Melitta Campbell is a Business Coach with a passion for helping women become confident business owners.
Since ’97, Melitta has been helping businesses grow through stronger value propositions, marketing strategies and leadership. Today she uses her knowledge and experience to help women enjoy greater fulfilment, time freedom and profit from their business through her 121 advisory and group coaching experiences.
While her expertise lies in business strategy, communications and marketing, and leadership, having been her own boss for 12 years, Melitta understands that being successful takes a lot more than a perfect plan. You also need the skills, vision and confidence to implement it. Therefore, Melitta’s coaching programs feature a personalised approach that helps clients build confidence and an entrepreneurial mindset, while also building a profitable value-driven business.
Melitta also supports women through her volunteer work as a LeanIn Circle Entrepreneurship Lead, TEDxLausanne Speaker Coach, and through the content on her blog, across her social media communities, in The Power of Why international best-selling book and here on the Driven Female Entrepreneur Podcast.
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