12 March 2015

Wanna Be An Author? Let's Make Your Words More REAL

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Who’s Ready to Write With Me?

I've learnt a hell of a lot over the last two years.

A lot about resilience, about resistance, about surrender, about divine hustle.

A lot about what it takes to honour an idea and translate it into a sentence,

a paragraph,

a chapter,

a book.

About witnessing those fears of fraudulence and not ready-ness, but writing on, regardless.

About how freeing and life-giving it is to release your creativity and let it shine.

About how spectacular it feels to rip your freshly printed book out of the cardboard and feel it in your hands for the first time. (And the second, and the third)

This is not something I want to keep to myself. There are hungry hearts out there who – like me – want their words bound.

It's time to make that happen.


Australia, hold onto your finest pens! I’m coming to city near you with my brand new, kick-ass workshop, called:

So, You Wanna Be An Author?

This is a 6-7 hour all-day workshop experience designed for the helpful, prose-loving, creative women among you who long to make your words more real.

You want to get out from behind your blog and hold your message in your hands.

You day-dream about the day when you can respond to the frequently asked ‘So, what do you do?’ with ‘I’m an author, actually.'

The thought of your reader reaching for the next page makes your heart swell with purpose.

If it sounds like I’m in your head right now, then I would love to have you join me in what will be an intention-fuelled way to participate in 2015!


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A snapshot of what we’ll be covering:

:: Crystallising your vision

:: Crafting an outrageously killer outline

:: How to write compelling chapters

:: How to navigate your first draft

:: Your super-exciting comeback (AKA: welcome to your second draft!)

:: Reconciling resistance

:: Hiring divine collaborators (designers, photographers, editors, type-setters, etc)

:: Self-publishing and promotion

:: Delicious Q&A session

:: More, more, so much more.

Workshops will be intimate, and spaces will be limited to 15 per city.

My debut workshop here on the Gold Coast saw 12 women leaving with clarity, through-the-roof inspiration, and most importantly, a concise action plan.

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Just wanted to send you a quick and big THANK YOU for an awesome day of info yesterday, at your Oh Hi, I’m an Author workshop. Loved it all. Great tips, info and food (can’t forget the food). Beautiful hosted and well run. Thanks also for sharing your vulnerable and “shitty” moments too - it made it so much more REAL for me (cause in my, and probably most of our eyes - your writing is friggin brilliant!).  Georgia

Not knowing what to really expect, your workshop knocked it out the park! I really enjoyed the content and your delivery style, I walked away from today feeling very inspired and supported. Thank you for welcoming us all into your home too and creating a space for connection. It was so good to be surrounded by positive, creative energy!  Chrissy
Thank you for this beautiful workshop. Om my god you hae no idea how wonderful that was... Really, you are such a deep inspiration. Thank you. Eff yeah to books!  Hayley
Today was amazing, I'm super pumped! Super inspiring and I learnt a bunch! Thanks for opening your heart, for sharing, and for being you.  Jaz
It was absolutely mind-blowing! I now can't wait to write it. Thank you!  Ceri
Thank you. Today was so eye-opening, I can't even begin to explain. Thank you for being so open, so honest and above all so generous, from the bottom of my heart. Your genuine wish for everyone in that room to succeed in what they set out to achieve and to follow their dream was so unreal. I can't wait to share my story with you as you've done with me! Thanks for planting the seed and helping me navigate the otherwise daunting first steps of self-publishing. What a day!  Adele

Glowing Reviews:

Jasmin's got the scoop over on The Lemon Canary
Katherine also wrote of her experience in Sydney.



I haven't totally dialled down the vision for my book yet. Is that cool?

100%. Regardless of whether your message is crystal clear, a little foggy, or almost non-existent, as long as you have a passion to write a book, this workshop will serve you.

We won't be writing so much as we'll be revealing the processes, shortcuts and roadmaps that you can you use on your journey.

We'll be doing plenty of practical exercises, but honestly, you can use these for any idea whatsoever.  For example, even if you want to use this content to help you craft better blog posts, or bring together the online program that you're pregnant with, that's absolutely groovy.


Be specific. Who's the workshop aimed at?

Coaches, writers of all shapes and sizes and souls, holistic business women, soulpreneurs... anyone who aches to contribute to the world in meaningful ways, but particularly through the medium of the written word.

This will be a workshop specifically for non-fiction/ prescriptive/ how-to/ memoir style writers. (Not fiction)


What will I need to bring?

Your writing instrument of choice: laptop/ notebook

A yoga mat/ bean bag/ your lucky cushion

Water bottle


Will you be feeding us?

Organic treaties will be provided.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please see specific details for a city near you.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?



Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Unfortunately tickets aren't refundable, but you're very welcome to transfer them.


Any other questions? Shoot them to me at tara@tarabliss.com.au.


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Ready to lock and load?

Check out the event page, book your ticket and tell your friends.

Don't see a workshop in your city? Hang tight - more dates around the country are coming atcha, pronto!

I'm so excited about helping you get clear on this barely describable journey of book-making.

PS: Grab  your ticket here!

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    • Carrie ~The Turquoise Gypsy~
      3 December 2014

      Tara! How exciting!!! This is speaking straight to my heart. I'm in!

      • 3 December 2014

        Yay! I can't wait to share this with you lady xo

    • 3 December 2014

      I can't imagine someone better to teach and share their writing advice and experience. Unfortunately I won't be in Australia till the end of the year but this is such an exciting idea. Good luck babe x

      P.S. That's my copy of High bang smack in the middle!

      • 3 December 2014

        Where do you live sweet heart?

      • 4 December 2014

        I'm in England babe. But I'm heading out to Oz from August till November next year whilst I do my life coach training! See you there ;) x

      • 4 December 2014

        Nice! I do plan on bringing this over to the UK though xo

    • Molly
      3 December 2014

      My god, i fucking love you Tara. Will definitely attend your Sydney version.

    • 4 December 2014

      What a great idea Tara, I would love to attend one of your workshops about writing, I really admire your bravery, courage, vulnerability and ambition. Onwards and upwards, there's no stopping you and it's wonderful to watch! :)

    • 4 December 2014

      Yeah babe! This is exactly what I've been looking for. Can't wait to hear more dates as I will be on my romantic honeymoon on the 4th of Jan ;)

      You're such a rad chicky babe that oozes peace. Love it! xx

    • Irena
      4 December 2014

      Hi Tara

      This is SO EXCITING! I hope you plan on visiting us tropical babes in Darwin :)))


      • 4 December 2014

        Definitely open to the idea! Do you have any writing friends in Darwin?

      • Irena
        4 December 2014

        Many! Who would absolute LOVE your work :)

    • 4 December 2014

      Wow! That's awesome Tara! It must feel so right! When I read your offer I instantly thought: 'Wowsers! Who else? Of course!'

      Perfect and so much needed! This is going to be an amazing journey!


    • 4 December 2014

      Brilliant idea Tara. I'm so stoked for you and everything you are creating.

      If you bring this to Sydney, do let me know!! I'd love to attend an event like this with you!


    • 4 December 2014

      Oh Tara - one day before I get to the Gold Coast - BOO. Boo to that. My eye is on your site to hopefully catch this in Melbourne before I vamoose xx

    • 4 December 2014

      Oh I would come to this in a heartbeat if it was coming to where I live (which its a pretty safe bet it isn't haha) Argh I need to move just so I can take advantage of these sorts of things. I was journaling through one of the peace practices of your book just today and it sparked off what I know is the absolute perfect title for the book that is slowly emerging in my mind. And my new journal is getting filled much faster than I intended because I keep wanting to write down more and more notes from High. Down to the last 30 pages :)

    • 7 December 2014

      Sounds wonderful!!! I will be there in spirit and look forward to following your journey!

    • Kathy
      7 December 2014

      I'll be at the Sydney gig! Hanging out to hear when and when. x

    • 17 December 2014

      Would love it if you came to New Zealand Tara! I'm sure there would be heaps of babes here that would love to do your author workshop! :)

      • 17 December 2014

        It's definitely on my radar gorgeous girl!

    • 17 December 2014

      Oohh! Love this!

      If you ever come to the U.S. or do a virtual version of this - I'm in!

      Congrats on the book launch!

    • 17 December 2014

      Tara - you're a amazing!

      And you've made my year with this news!

      Your workshop sounds brilliant - I can't wait to hear details for your Sydney workshop. I'll be there with bells on!


    • Annabel
      2 January 2015

      Just found High and am DEVOURING it. Love love your message. Loving this new journey I'm on. I have writing in my heart and it needs to come out ... please add the Whitsundays to your list of venues. Promise if you getcha ass up here we'll show your our fave beaches and snorkelling spots :) xx

    • Nat
      26 January 2015

      Will be an online one? Thank you!

    • 30 January 2015

      Looks fab Tara! Can't wait to find out when you're coming to Melbourne..xx

    • 22 March 2015

      i am SO excited to have booked my spot for this in Melbourne!! i feel like a little kid at christmas - counting down the days to be able to learn from you in this beautiful workshop Tara! :)

    • 23 April 2015

      Tara will you be holding another one on the Gold Coast this year?
      I missed the last one and desperately want to attend this.

      Big Love

      • 24 April 2015

        No sorry love - come along to the Sunshine Coast event!

      • 25 April 2015

        I'll try my hardest :) x

    • 17 May 2015

      Are you no longer coming to Perth, WA to run your writing course Tara? :(

      • 18 May 2015

        No darling, Perth was cancelled and those who were coming have been notified.

    • Sinnead
      26 June 2015

      Please please please come to the UK! I am currently writing a book on hnad mudras and at times get really doubtful . Every time I read a chapter of HIGH I get so much energy, you really inspire me and I hope one day to share my work with you :)x

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