This week I heard a story that broke my heart

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Doing whatever it takes to pursue your dream of being a published author makes perfect sense. But if someone makes you an offer to help you reach that goal much faster than normal and it's sounds too good to be true, sadly it probably is.

Podcast: Christmas podcast with Heather Smith and Al McKillop

Christmas podcast with Al McKillop and Heather Smith
For the Christmas edition of my podcast, I decided to do things a little differently and interview two authors at the same time. So I sat down with Heather Smith and Al McKillop, both graduates of the Sydney Writers' Centre, and talked to them about their new books, their writing techniques, and why social media matters to them.

Podcast: I interview best-selling author, Tara Moss

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Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Tara Moss about her new book, The Spider Goddess, and her approach to research, writing, and any tips she has for aspiring authors. It made for a fascinating interview and you can see and hear it all here.

Podcast: I interview best-selling author Judy Nunn

Judy Nunn
Judy Nunn, author and actress, is best remembered for her old as Ailsa in Home and Away, But since finishing that role in 2000, she has forged a successful career as a novelist. With the launch of her new book, Tiger Men, we thought it was a great time to hear her thoughts on writing, the creative process, and life as a writer.

How to turn everything you touch into gold

Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich-And Why Most Don't
Robert Kiyosaki inspired this week's Enterprise post and got me thinking about the lessons to be learned from legendary King Midas.

Robert Kiyosaki drops into my office

Robert Kiyosaki
This week I was thrilled to interview best-selling author Robert Kiyosaki. He dropped into the Sydney Writers' Centre and we chatted about his new book Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich - And Why Most Don't, which he co-authored with Donald Trump. Robert has built an entire empire on his "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" series of books so it was great to be able to chat to him about his writing and book marketing strategies.

The mother of all business prizes

Author and business guru Seth Godin
Now THAT's what I call a worthwhile business competition. And yes, you can enter if you are living in Australia. Lunch with Seth Godin in New York. Mentoring with Gary Vaynerchuk. Dinner with Tim Ferriss. Really.

Win a copy of “Four Kitchens” by Lauren Shockey

Lauren-Shockey
For all you foodies out there, win your own copy of "Four Kitchens" by Lauren Shockey. She'll take you on a culinary tour of New York, Paris, Hanoi and Tel Aviv where she interned at some of the world's best restaurants.

Look at what arrived in the mail today …

A package from Tim Ferriss
Well I certainly didn't expect this to arrive in the mail today. And I was even more surprised by who it was from ...

Why you MUST become a publisher

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I recently read Content Rules by Ann Handley and CC Chapman. I was motivated to read their book after I went to their panel session at South by South West earlier this year. In my Enterprise post this week, I discuss why every business owner has to be a publisher.