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Arielle Ford
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Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. www.arielleford.com

Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of eight books including Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships and the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. She has been called “The Cupid of Consciousness” and “The Fairy Godmother of Love.”

She lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband/soulmate, Brian Hilliard and their feline friends. www.soulmatesecret.com and www.wabisabilove.com

Entries by Arielle Ford

Giving Up My To-Do List and Finding My Life

(15) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 1:06 PM

Last April, just after dinner, Brian sat me down on the couch and said something that was the equivalent of the heart-stopping phrase, "We have to talk."

I remember this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, followed by the thought, Oh no, what have I done?

With the...

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The Alchemy of Tragedy

(7) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 1:02 PM

James Costello was one of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year. He was seriously injured and he now claims that while this was the worst moment of his life, he wouldn't trade it for anything because it became the best thing that ever happened to him.

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Attract Raving Fans the Fast (And Fun) Way

(2) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 1:38 PM

If you've read my previous posts, you know how critical your platform is to your success as an author. There are, of course, many ways to build your platform, from social media to blogging, public speaking, and more. One of the strategies I haven't discussed as often, although I use...

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Ready to Launch Your 300-Page Baby Into the World?

(3) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 6:53 PM

If every book is a new baby, then each launch is its birth. And no matter how many times you release your newest 300-page bundle into the world, there are new experiences to have, new lessons to learn, and surprising new highlights to remember (with a few late nights thrown...

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It's Not a Diary ... or a Rant ... It's a Blog

(6) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 9:27 AM

If you've heard it once, you've heard it dozens of times. As an author, you need to blog.

It sounds simple enough. At first.

But then the questions begin piling up ... Should you start your own blog? Should you pitch to established blogs, like The Huffington Post, Shine,...

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Fitting Your Author Life Into Your Real Life

(4) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 4:11 PM

With each new year comes a fresh crop of aspiring authors prepped to inspire, excite, and motivate. To help you join that much-anticipated (and forever adored) group, I want to give you even more tools for achieving your dreams as an author.

In my last two posts I discussed how...

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Authors, Here's Your Brain on Success

(4) Comments | Posted January 2, 2012 | 8:59 AM

Listening to John Assaraf, bestselling author and 8-figure business owner, speak at an author event about "mastering the inner game of success" recently, I was reminded of how critical it is to take the time to nurture yourself on the way to becoming a successful author. So, rather than discussing...

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Awakening Your Creative Genius

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 1:56 PM

As we approach another new year, and perhaps begin pondering our resolutions for 2012, I wanted to take a moment to share insights from David Ellzey, author of Ocean of Now and CEO of David Ellzey Companies. As an expert in The Sedona Method, David travels the world teaching writers...

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Why Authors and Social Media Are Meant for Each Other

(9) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 4:20 PM

"As authors, you have exactly what you need to make it really big in social media."

That's a quote from Amy Porterfield, social media expert and co-author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies. It's also encouraging news for us authors, given how many of us still feel...

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How Authors Make Real Money (Hint: It's Not From Books)

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 9:02 PM

Your book is so many things. It's your life's purpose, your contribution, and your baby--not to mention, a tangible representation of your own considerable sweat equity.

Let's not forget, however, that it's also the world's most convincing business card.

The question is, as an existing or aspiring author, how can...

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11 Tips for Getting Booked on National TV

(3) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 12:44 PM

For authors, being on television is one of those rare milestones that can boost your value, strengthen your reputation, and increase your book sales in a matter of minutes.

The challenge, of course, is learning how to get the attention of a national television show's staff, which is inundated with...

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Why Speaking Should Be Every Writer's (Other) Best Friend

(4) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 11:19 AM

Watching Nancy Duarte, author of Resonate and CEO of Duarte Design, Inc., on stage at the recent "21st Century Book Marketing" event, I was reminded, yet again, how valuable good speakers are -- and how important it is for authors to parlay their command of the...

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Selecting a Self-Publisher Is Like Finding the Right Nanny

(4) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 3:09 PM

It's so much more than your manuscript. It's your essence, your being, your barely born baby, about to be ushered into the world as your brand new self-published book.

But who can you entrust with transforming your beloved into the printed -- and digital -- beauty it's destined to become?

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Why Being an Author Really Is That Great

(4) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 4:38 PM

Yes, all the rumors are true.

Being a successful author today is a big experience, one that involves a lot more than writing great books.

As tempting as it is to feel overwhelmed at the thought of growing your online following, speaking to live audiences, pursuing the media, networking...

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The Author's Guide to Great Networking

(3) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 4:35 PM

When I say the word "networking" to a room of authors, two things happen:

  1. Most assume we're about to discuss Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  2. Everyone else averts their eyes and begins fiddling with their smart phones.

Like sales, networking is the bane of many an author's existence.

But networking...

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The Golden Age of Authors: Why Books Are Alive and Well

(9) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 11:53 AM

Great news, writers! Recently released statistics about the book biz show that the sky is not falling. In fact, sales have been on the rise for quite some time.

Here are a few of the facts, according to a report from the Association of American Publishers (AAP):

Publishers' net...
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Simple Ways to Pinpoint Your True Expertise

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2011 | 10:44 AM

This wasn't how it was supposed to play out. They were supposed to see the brilliance of your new book idea. They were supposed to assure you it would be a bestseller.

And yet, here you are, surrounded by blank stares, drowning in awkward silence.

How could this be? you...

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Quick Tips for Rebooting Your Writing Habit

(10) Comments | Posted September 4, 2011 | 8:05 PM

With Labor Day come and gone, it's time for that collective annual sigh -- our silent acknowledgement of the pending To Do's we willfully waylaid during the lazy, hazy days of summer.

For many authors, that means rebooting the writing habit we put aside in favor of beach outings and...

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Do I Really Need a Literary Attorney?

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 5:25 PM

Congratulations, you have a publisher's contract in your hot little hands. For many people, this is a sign that you've "made it" as an author. You trust your agent to look out for your best interest and he/she has not disappointed you yet. So why should you consider involving an...

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Book Promotion: The Second Time Around

(4) Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 5:31 PM

What does it take to successfully promote the release of your new book? Time, energy, and money? Yes, but the experience you gain from having been down that road before can be priceless when it comes to a successful book launch.

When my book The Soulmate Secret was released in...

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