Athena Daniels

Book Coach, Creativity Coach and

Self-Publishing Coach


A Magazine by Authors for Authors

Everything Writing, Publishing and Creativity

Write Your Book

You won’t write your book by wishing, hoping or waiting until you have time. You will write your book by taking action.

Write Your Book

Everything you need to know to get it done!

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How long should your book be?

A brief guide to book length

At a quick glance:

  • How to/Self Help 40,000 – 50,000 words
  • Non-fiction books and memoir 50,000 – 70,000
  • Fantasy novels – 100,000 words
  • Thrillers 70,000 – 90,000
  • General Fiction 80,000 – 90,000 words
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The publishing industry is not the same as it was ten years ago. The biggest change in publishing? Authors are now in charge.  

The latest in publishing – Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, Hybrid Publishing – What are the options and which path is right for you?

There is a lot of information on the internet about publishing – and a lot of misinformation. How do you know what to listen to? How do you know what to avoid?

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Making a Difference in the World


The kindness of strangers

True account

I’m crushed against the wall of the train as he takes the empty seat next to me. He’s intoxicated; the smell of alcohol emanates from his pores as well as on his breath. He’s sitting too close. I angle my knees as far as possible towards the window, the intrusion jarring – he’s not an overly large man but now the lack of space in my seat seems disproportionate.

“You like football?” he asks.

Angling my head in his direction, I take out one earbud. I had just pressed play on my Podcast. It’s a 48-minute train ride from Perth Station to Butler.

“No.” I give him a polite smile and briefly meet his eyes. They’re glassy, the whites of his eyes are yellow. His breath is unpleasant, and I avert my gaze.

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