Lisa Creffield is an experienced business and technology writer and videographer, who has pioneered online video and written content for two decades. As well as assisting other authors with both the literary and technical sides of writing and publication, Lisa has published several novels under pen names. Lisa is Managing Editor of futurism-focused site Break The Future and has an MA in English Language & Literature from The University of Oxford. She is also also a director of the Virtual Centre for Late Antiquity, a not-for-profit organisation established to promote research and understanding of late antiquity.

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Weaving Words featured on book podcast

Weaving Words featured on book podcast

The self-published anthology of women's writing, Weaving Words, has been featured in Episode 53 of the Australian Book Lovers podcast ... Read More
SelfPubAus Sydney lunch

SelfPubAus Sydney lunch

Several authors gathered for lunch in Sydney at SelfPubAus's April MeetUp ... Read More
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All About NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo ("National Novel Writing Month") is a global competition to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers take part ... Read More
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Do you know your audience?

Many of us, while writing, have a particular reader or kind of reader in mind. But your imagined target market may not be who you think they are ... Read More
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How will readers find your book?

One of the most important things to figure out when trying to market your book is the reader's path to purchase. This is the journey they go on when finding and buying your book ... Read More
Guerilla marketing?!

Guerilla marketing?!

Selling physical copies of a book can be challenging for self-published authors. How can you distribute your book in a way that's accessible and affordable for readers? ... Read More
3 ways Scrivener can help you write

3 ways Scrivener can help you write

If you haven’t used Scrivener (or special writing software - see our list here) and you’re still writing your novel in Word or Google Docs, you’re missing out ... Read More

3 benefits of serialisation

Serialisation - publishing novels (or other works) in instalments - is not a new idea, but the internet gives us many new ways to do it ... Read More
Lots of ideas for Self Publishing

Lots of ideas for Self Publishing

The first SelfPub Aus MeetUp - held over Zoom due to the COVID crisis - had a great group of writers and generated a wealth of ideas ... Read More
Overcoming Writer's Block

Overcoming Writer’s Block

There are two kind of writer’s block which need to be tackled with different strategies. Let’s look at each kind, and how to try to fix them ... Read More
We shall eat and drink again!

We shall eat and drink again!

As we live through a strange and uncertain time, many of us will be expressing our struggles and emotions through writing. Part of a series on Surviving Shutdown for writers ... Read More
5 tips for writing audiobooks

5 tips for writing audiobooks

Audiobooks have been described as a “rising star” of the publishing industry, with sales surging. These are some tips to make your writing more audiobook-ready: ... Read More
5 marketing tasks before you publish

5 marketing tasks before you publish

You can’t start your marketing from the moment you hit the Publish button. You need to prepare well in advance. Here are five key tasks to complete ... Read More
6 ways to get reviews

6 ways to get reviews

The holy grail for any author is to get a large number of Verified reviews on Amazon. Here are six ways to get reviews ... Read More
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Why not go with a traditional publisher?

Just a few years ago, there was still a huge stigma with self-publishing. The general view was that no traditional publisher - and in particular the Big Publishers - would ever touch an author who had gone the DIY route. How times change ... Read More

3 reasons to self-publish your book

Self-publishing is nothing new – authors including Jane Austen, Martin Luther, Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf have all done it – but the internet makes it a lot easier ... Read More
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NaNoWriMo: End of Week 2

Half way through NaNoWriMo. And two thirds of the word count done, thanks to not yet needing to use the wordcount buffer ... Read More
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NaNoWriMo: End of Week 1

One week down, three to go. On track with a comfortable buffer for wordcount, and practically have a PhD in canal boat lavatory facilities ... Read More
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NaNoWriMo Day 1

So it’s the first of November and this year’s NaNoWriMo has started – just 30 days to write a 50,000 word novel ... Read More