Australian Author – where to start

Australian Author

I think there is something that set Aussie Authors in a league of their own. So how does it all begin?

Spotless was a publishing phenomenon in Australia

But was it because it was a flawless piece of literature? No – it’s like anything, you need to have a message that is worth telling and, more importantly, worth READING.

A piece of literature for the sake of itself, is an ego trip! It just won’t sell!

But if you have something that helps people, or a piece of fiction that touches them deep inside? That’s why there will always be books (even if they all end up being electronic ebooks ;))

Spotless came about after my sister, Shannon Lush, turned her unexpected fame on ABC Radio into a book with the help of Jen Fleming and ABC Books (now part of the Harper Collins umbrella)

I recall when she first told me she was turning the questions and answers into a book and I told her it was going to be amazing!

But how could I know this before it had been written? Easy! Because Shannon, like me, loves simple remedies for complex problems. More importantly, I was never able to get through to her on radio to tease my Big Sis for being on radio – the phones were always ringing off the hook! She was getting the message out there and people were listening.

For anyone familiar with my 1choice website, I have always followed the KISS method (Keep it Simple, Stupid) and Shannon has the same drive; to help people make sense of common things that perplex us all. But don’t you go thinking that Shannon Lush is just a CLEANING LADY! That is like saying a horse is only made for racing in the Melbourne Cup and my sisers is NO HORSE! We grew up in a household where you fixed problems, you didn’t just throw things away! You fixed them! So you can imagine how my sister and I view the throw-away-society! πŸ˜‰

So what you will see in the next books by Shannon and myself will be books to help people, books to help YOU make your life easier! We both believe that most people are time poor because they are overwhelmed by the world around them, NOT because they are actually incapable of living. We will teach you to work smart, NOT hard and enjoy life. You have to enjoy life, because it’s a ride you only get to go on once and there are no refunds or rewinds. You owe it to yourself to get the most out of it and leave the world better than when you came in… pretty simple really πŸ˜‰

2 Responses
  1. Gloria says:

    Good day! I was curious to know if setting up a blog
    site such your own

    is tough to do for unskilled people? I have been hoping to create my own website for a while now but
    have been turned off mainly because I’ve always believed it required tons of work. What do you think? Thank you

    • Trent says:

      Hi Gloria,

      Allllrighty, firstly you need to understand that ‘unskilled’ is as relative as asking how many times I can splice a piece of string you’re holding behind your back πŸ˜‰

      Seriously though, WordPress is very easy to manage if it is set up properly to begin with. Yes you can hack your way through, but to really harness WP’s potential, you need a team to give the website some behind-the-scenes-magical-oomph and then editing and adding pages and content is as simple as using MS Word.

      My rule of thumb to people starting a project is to never waste time you could spend on something you already do brilliantly on something that is time consuming and affordable to have someone else do for you. A blacksmith would no sooner try his hand at embroidery than a saleswoman should try her hand at coding a website πŸ˜‰

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