Coastal Christmas Blog Hope- Win a $150 Amazon Gift Card and 30 ebooks! For me, Christmas is a good excuse to prepare one of my favourite festive drinks, sangria. It’s the perfect way to hydrate, relax and enjoy the health benefits of some fruit at the same time. Today I’m going to share my recipe […]
Have you been shut down for asking a question? Or is it a bad habit of yours? Darcy has some pearls of wisdom for you!
I’ve been working with Sandy, a lovely young woman who is being bullied at work. Now, I’m not talking about appropriate direction or correction. I’m talking things like: Refusing to teach her how to use an invoicing system and making her call the supplier for training so she ‘learns it the right we, because we […]
In my debut video for my new show, Pearls of Wisdom, I chat with Lauren Heys about why women hold themselves back, cautious entrepreneurship versus the ‘all in approach’, aligning with your values and much more! It’s not every day that you get to chat with a whirlwind of a woman like Lauren, so even […]
Image source: giphy Is this how you’re feeling right now? You might have sat down at your work computer for ten minutes before opening your emails, then waited another ten minutes before reading them. Or, you might have seen the family off to school and work, looked around the house and felt your soul leave […]
I had an interesting conversation with someone recently. She was in a dispute (I won’t go into the details) and was thinking about meeting the other party just to ‘talk’. ‘I need to meet with them.’ Her hand went to her stomach. ‘Oh, I feel sick just saying it’. ‘Why do you need to meet […]
Sometimes it feels like I take one step forward, two steps back in business!
After months of setting up sales funnels and building relationships with contacts, the platform I use had a technical issue and lost the data on some of the funnels. Months of work, and money spent to advertise and reach people to join my lists, has been wasted.
When you scroll through Facebook or Instagram, it can be easy to feel like you’re the only one struggling. And it’s often during those tough times that ads come into your feed that make you feel even worse. You know the ones. A perfectly groomed person in an exotic locale touts a service they ‘discovered’ […]
Hello, is anybody out there? It can sometimes feel like you go unnoticed on social media. You might be proactive in reaching out to others, but they don’t do the same to you. Or you post valuable content, but are lucky to get a like. Is it me? This is the first question many […]
Today I’m joined by J. M Adele, a busy mum and writer. Today she’s talking about the challenges of working from home and the dreaded ‘P’ word- Procrastination. It’s a feeling most writers will know well. It always strikes me when I get to the finicky process of line editing. I suddenly need to do […]
Today I’m talking with the lovely Lesley Ann, a Romance Writers of Australia member who shone a little sparkle into the lives of authors at the end of 2016. For those who are not members of the Romance Writers of Australia community, it is an amazing group of writers who support each other’s ups and […]
It’s easy to think that most published authors are overnight successes-but more often than not, writers have worked long and hard to achieve publication. Agatha Christie, for example, was rejected for five long years before she was published-and now she’s a household name! So for those looking for some inspiration to keep the faith in […]
I’ve recently gone through the process of setting up a new website, and in contrast to the dream run I had using Wix, this time around, I had a shocking time outsourcing the creating of a WordPress site. It’s something I don’t want to see anyone else go through, so here are my top lessons […]
Rejection is part of the writing life and life more broadly, but it’s made far easier when you realise you are in good company! To help in those moments when you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’, I bring you the ‘Famous rejection’ posts. Famous rejection #1: Elvis Presley. Rejected by a local groups, and asked where […]
What does a duck have to do with my latest story, The Go-Between? The tale of The Ugly Duckling is one most of us are familiar with, in a general sense. The little duck in the story is treated poorly because he’s different, told to become this, that or the other to fit in, until […]
The Go-Between starts off in a typical workplace. And with that in mind, I wanted to explore a typical workplace issue-the office fridge clean out. The office fridge clean out may seem like a simple act of office hygiene. Little do the unsuspecting realise that it is a fraught political minefield. Put a note on […]
Despite the excitement of election day here in Australia yesterday, Blaise Lee, the heroine of I Don’t Date in December has dropped by to talk about the book ahead of it’s release on 5 July. Over to you, Blaise! Thanks Darcy, always happy to chat about myself! Ha ha. Its recently been shown that people’s […]