I was getting nowhere fast, and I was about to give up.
Something needed to change.
So, I spent time studying the work habits of famous fiction writers like Ernest Hemingway and non-fiction writers like the copywriter John Caples. And I read every productivity book and books for writers that I could get my hands on.
I took the lessons and mistakes from the lives of these writers and applied them to my work practices.
Since then, I’ve written for various national newspapers in Ireland, I’ve written two books, AND I’ve been published by leading blogs like Copyblogger, Fast Company and Tweak Your Biz.
If you’d like to do the same, you can discover my 33 strategies for becoming a more productive writer in my new book.
Start Here gives you tips from 40 freelance writers located all over the world, on how they prospect for clients, do sophisticated marketing that gets results, get paid more for blogging, and much more.
40 contributors (including me) give real-world success stories packed with practical tips on how you can replicate our results and become a more profitable freelance writer!
The Power of Creativity: Learning How to Build Lasting Habits, Face Your Fears and Change Your Life (coming soon)
Are you ready to build habits, face your fears and change your life?
Because that’s the Power of Creativity.
This book is for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists and anyone who has ever asked questions like: ‘How can I become more creative?’ Or, ‘How can I get more ideas?’ or ‘How can I focus on my thoughts and just let them flow?’
If you’ve ever struggled with a problem or challenge in your personal or professional life and thought, ‘I can’t do this, I’m not creative enough’, this book will help you.
In this book, you will discover these strategies like preparing to be inspired and tracing your creative roots. I explain why finding a creative mentor to master you is key and what it takes to strengthen your mind and body. You’ll also learn what your craft (and your audience) demands, how to practice your craft deliberately and conquer your fears.
Download a sample or buy now (coming soon).
Poor Brother, Rich Brother
Some people like cuddly romantic stories that end well.
This novella isn’t one of those.
Cornelius Fitzpatrick is a rich Irish investment banker with a gorgeous wife Blayne, who works as a part-time model.
He is a man who thinks he has it all. For years, he enjoyed the finest things in life, but all that changed when the Great Recession arrived in Dublin.
His younger brother Ernest Fitzpatrick is everything Cornelius isn’t: a poet, a romantic, in-love and poor.
One day, Cornelius loses his high-paying job as an investment banker, and on the same day his brother and Ernest’s wife Jessica win the lotto.
Almost immediately, Cornelius’s life is turned upside down while his brother becomes the rich one in the family.
There’s just one problem: both brothers have something the other wants.
In this darkly comic and contemporary story, you’ll find out what happens when a rich brother trades places with his poor brother and if either of them can find some measure of happiness.