You’ll be elated when you finally publish your book, but don’t forget to celebrate the little milestones along the way. Friendly FYI…these tips are from a 2016 video series I filmed after self-publishing a children’s book in Australia. Watch this video on TAKU TV at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-i8JSLu-2U. (Tips start at 2:00 in the podcast episodes).
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Ok, false alarm – there’s no crisis. I know who I am. I’m proudly Taku: African and Australian. Listen as I discuss my identity with my writer friend Ghina Makari Cane. She’s writing a book about what’s it like living in/with two cultures. This piece was part of the radio story she produced for our […]
Last year, I filmed my close friends for a fun little series on TAKU TV. I was experimenting with video editing and testing ideas for vox populi-style interviews. Listen as dancer Rita Nita talks about being the underdog in the dance industry; hear photographer Heather’s thoughts on social media and find out what architect Tom […]
Silence. ‘Twas a little awkward when Mama tried to scare me out of snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef. I love her to smithereens, but she’s always great inspiration for my stand-up comedy. Link to my snorkelling pics and the Instagram post that inspired this episode: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYIng4vnlX6/?taken-by=takuspeaks Snaps of Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef This […]
When you really want a ticket to a sold-out event, volunteer to MC it. Yep, that’s what happened and in this episode I explain how I got involved with TEDxMelbourne’s Open Mic event last Wednesday. The speech competition was won by Laura Youngson, who talked about playing soccer on Mount Kilimanjaro. She now gets to share […]
You’ve got to be very disciplined with your time on social media when you’re writing and self-publishing a book. Too many distractions! At one point I went off Facebook for 3 months and that’s when I made significant progress with my book tasks. Friendly FYI…these tips are from a 2016 video series I filmed after self-publishing […]
Writing books and self-publishing aren’t easy things. Please don’t suffer in silence! Try to hang out with fellow writers and creatives who provide moral support for you. (You won’t feel so crazy or alone). Friendly FYI…these tips are from a 2016 video series I filmed after self-publishing a children’s book in Australia. Watch this video on […]
Fact: I’ve never written a Google review. This episode is my way of reviewing the new printer I’ve found. Listen as I chat to Keenan Archer about $800 business cards, how to find a good printer, logos, printing-on-demand, small business and much more. Honestly, from a technical writer point of view, speaking to him about […]
Nova’s Podquest Competition Deadline: 4 Aug 2017. In this episode I discuss how to apply for the Podquest Initiative by Nova Entertainment and Acast. It’s open to aspiring podcasters in Australia and you’d be mad not to apply if you have a cool story to tell. Submit your podcast idea and you could win $5000 […]
Today’s one word is forgiveness. This morning I wrote a list of the people I need to forgive and I was shocked by how long it was. Not good! Listen as I read a blog post I wrote about forgiveness in December 2014. I haven’t read the post since I posted it ages ago and […]
I wrote ‘Multicultural Me’, a children’s book about friendship, because I wanted to make it fun for kids to talk about cultural diversity in Australia. Who are you sharing your story, your imagination, your knowledge, your heart with? It’s absolutely fine if you’re your own audience too! Friendly FYI…these tips are from a 2016 video series […]
Support your fellow writers – buy their books and read their work. Also, try experimenting with your writing, especially when you need a break from your book. Everything you read and write adds to the creative development process of self-publishing your book. Friendly FYI…these tips are from a 2016 video series I filmed after self-publishing a […]