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Ask the Author Teleseminar Interview


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Ask the Author Teleseminar Interview

The Four Cornerstones of a Powerful Platform

Teleseminar Interview on Thursday 31 May @ 19.30 GMT for one hour

With Gabriella Goddard, author of Gulp! (Penguin) interviewed by Julia McCutchenJulia McCutchen is an intuitive creator, writer and mentor who guides people to share their unique gifts through creating, writing and living from a conscious and vibrant connection to Truth. A former international publisher, Julia experienced a life-changing accident in 1999 which triggered a series of major quantum leaps in her spiritual awakening. She subsequently developed a tried and tested holistic approach to access the present and aligned state required for original creative expression in all areas of life, especially writing. She is the founder and creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW) and the author of two books including, Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More (Hay House). For more information and a free video series visit and, Writers’ Coach & Publishing Consultant

Whether you’re just starting out as a writer, or are already published, developing a powerful platform is the secret to selling more books.  In this session Gabriella and Julia will explore the four cornerstones of building a powerful platform; your database, your profile, your relationships and your "engine room".

They’ll take a closer look at each cornerstone and discuss why it’s important, what impact it has on your chances of success and practical ways that you can create it.

The cost is £15 ($29)

If you can’t make the live call, you can still order the online audio and transcript to listen or read when it suite you.

This interview is one of a series being offered monthly.

At this one you’ll learn how to:

  1. quickly build a quality "fan" base
  2. raise your visibility in the local and national press
  3. nurture long lasting relationships with your potential readers, journalists and key influencers
  4. establish an "engine room" that is efficient, effective and easy to manage
  5. leverage your platform to expand your income potential

Gabriella Goddard is a former marketing and branding director and the author of Gulp!: the seven-day crash course to master fear and break through any challenge (Penguin UK 2006).

Julia McCutchen is the author of The Writer’s Journey: From Inspiration to Publication and works as a writers’ coach (including through WritersServices) and professional publishing consultant. She has 20 years of experience in publishing and offers courses, masterclasses, individual coaching and a mentor programme which guide writers towards a more confident and successful experience of the world of publishing.

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