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It’s time to UNLOCK your creative potential! It’s been on your heart to write a book. You have a story that's begging to be told. Now, it's up to you to write it. Your readers are waiting. In this podcast, you'll learn how to:- Start writing- Find time to write- Get unstuck and find motivation- Write a book - the process- Uncover your unique story and who you’re writing for- Publish your first book - whatever path you choose- Market your book- + hear from inspiring guests who share their writing secrets! If you're ready to UNLOCK your own creative potential in your life, you're in the right place. I'm your girl. Grab your cat, your coffee, and turn on your computer. Let's write!Connect -> hello@theunlockedcreative.comCommunity -> http://bit.ly/theunlockedcreativecommunityWork with Siobhan -> hello@theunlockedcreative.comSupport the show - > http://bit.ly/unlockedpod

The Unlocked Creative - Write a Book, Promote your Book Siobhan Jones | Writing Mentor, Creativity Advocate | Write & Publish Your First Book

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

It’s time to UNLOCK your creative potential! It’s been on your heart to write a book. You have a story that's begging to be told. Now, it's up to you to write it. Your readers are waiting. In this podcast, you'll learn how to:- Start writing- Find time to write- Get unstuck and find motivation- Write a book - the process- Uncover your unique story and who you’re writing for- Publish your first book - whatever path you choose- Market your book- + hear from inspiring guests who share their writing secrets! If you're ready to UNLOCK your own creative potential in your life, you're in the right place. I'm your girl. Grab your cat, your coffee, and turn on your computer. Let's write!Connect -> hello@theunlockedcreative.comCommunity -> http://bit.ly/theunlockedcreativecommunityWork with Siobhan -> hello@theunlockedcreative.comSupport the show - > http://bit.ly/unlockedpod

    How To Bring Your Ideas to Life on the Page and Screen - with Maura Pierlot!

    How To Bring Your Ideas to Life on the Page and Screen - with Maura Pierlot!

    What is the best way to get your book out into the world? Traditional publishing, hybrid publishing or self-publishing?
    Maybe your story is a book, but what if it could also be a play, or a film?

    Today we hear from special guest Maura Pierlot, acclaimed author and playwright, about her publishing path, what it’s like writing across multiple forms from plays to picture books, and so much more.

    We discussed:
    Writing across art forms such as picture books and plays – does one form interact with another? Maura’s recent picture book, What will you make today? And her NEW picture book: Alphabetter, out 27 February 2024. Watch the trailer.How philosophy and intuition inspire and influence Maura’s work.Maura’s experience of all pathways to publication: traditional, hybrid and self-publishing. Which path led to the best outcome as an author and for readers?About Maura Pierlot
    Maura is an award-winning Canberra-based author, playwright and filmmaker who creates across art forms for children and adults. Her acclaimed play, Fragments, is now a hybrid YA novel, award-winning web series and feature-length film touring festivals in Australia and overseas. Maura’s new picture book, Alphabetter: A Better You and Me from A to Z (Affirm Press), showcases positive qualities and values to embrace a kinder, compassionate and more inclusive world. Her earlier release, What Will You Make Today? (Storytorch Press), invites children to explore the many ways they can make a difference in the world. Maura is a regular reviewer and interviewer for Reading Time, the online magazine of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and the founder of Canberra’s The Book Bench Project. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, specialising in ethics, and has worked as an ethicist, business owner and editor of Australian Medicine.
    Connect with Maura Pierlot 
    W: https://maurapierlot.com/ IG: @maurapierlot_author FB: https://www.facebook.com/maurapierlotauthor/ Fragments
    https://fragmentstheplay.com/the-film/ YouTube - www.youtube.com/@bigideaspressSupport the showConnect:

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    • 45 min
    Start Writing Now: 3 Simple Steps

    Start Writing Now: 3 Simple Steps

    Are you thinking about writing, instead of actually writing?

    How do you stop thinking about writing, and actually write? You're frustrated because you feel like you should be able to just put pen to paper.

    Time to leave the frustration behind, and write.

    Listen in for 3 easy steps to start writing now. 
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    • 6 min
    "I Want To Write A Book, But What People Will Think?"

    "I Want To Write A Book, But What People Will Think?"

    You want to write your book but you’re worried about what other people will think.

    The key to overcoming it is to be specific. 

    If this fear is stopping you from writing your book, listen in.



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    • 6 min
    Set Your 2024 Book Writing Goals With Me!

    Set Your 2024 Book Writing Goals With Me!

    This time of year everyone's talking about fitness goals, career goals, all the goals. 

    But have you thought about your book writing goals? 

    Let’s set up your book writing goals for 2024!
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    • 7 min
    Time To Reflect On Your 2023 Writing Year

    Time To Reflect On Your 2023 Writing Year

    In 2023 you realised you wanted to write a book, or make real progress on one you’re drafting. But 2023 has come to an end, and you either have made great progress or not much and look, that’s cool because we’re going to make 2024 your biggest writing year ever! 
    If you are stuck and want to commit to writing your book in 2024, there are two mentoring spots left for January. To book, email hello@theunlockedcreative.com. It’s time to plan, create and stay accountable. It's time to see your dream to write your book become a reality.  
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    • 8 min
    Can I Take A Break From Writing During The Festive Season?

    Can I Take A Break From Writing During The Festive Season?

    For some, this can be the hardest time of the year. It’s difficult to know whether to write or not. Set your writing plan for the festive season, and relax! 

    *1:1 WRITING MENTORING* LIMITED SPOTS FOR JANUARY 2024!
    For you or someone you love ... if you want to plan out your writing journey and get your first book draft done in 2024, with all the accountability you need, email Siobhan at hello@theunlockedcreative.com to book in.
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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Elyse Rooney ,

Love it!

So simple yet practical tips to help you get out of your mind and create again

Esther Mae ,

Great actionable tips!

I love the actionable tips that Siobhan shares on her podcast. Specially the writing tips - they’re easy to follow and non intimidating. Great little gold nuggets!

BEARS_37 ,

Great Interview

Really good chat about the creative process, Siobhan interview me with some great questions. Must listen for Creatives!

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