BATTLE OF BANDS http://battleofbands.com.au A Novel by Paul Milnes Mon, 12 Oct 2020 23:11:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://battleofbands.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/logo-1-50x50.jpg BATTLE OF BANDS http://battleofbands.com.au 32 32 Books have arrived – Taking more Pre Orders now http://battleofbands.com.au/books-have-arrived-taking-more-pre-orders-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=books-have-arrived-taking-more-pre-orders-now http://battleofbands.com.au/books-have-arrived-taking-more-pre-orders-now/#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 23:11:38 +0000 http://battleofbands.com.au/?p=478 Battle of Bands Books – they have arrived finally..apologies for the delay..the pre orders have been posted in mail today

book signing
Book signings

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PRESS RELEASE http://battleofbands.com.au/press-release/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=press-release http://battleofbands.com.au/press-release/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 01:47:59 +0000 http://battleofbands.com.au/?p=462 Battle of Bands, The Book That Became A Much-Needed Musical Outlet for a Crushed Singer
Battle of Bands, Paul Milnes’s debut novel, reflects a positive creative outlet and a shining light during the darkest period in Paul’s life. It has been described as nostalgic, chilling, and thought provoking.
Published in August 2020, the novel is an emotionally powerful story that is based in the early to mid-1980s. It follows the life of two characters, Archie and Lucy Saunders, who leave the familiar comfort of their home farm in Victoria, Australia to begin a new life in the hustle and bustle of Melbourne at a private Catholic school. With memories of her mother’s heart wrenching death in a tragic accident that haunt Lucy, she spirals out of control in the dark and twisted underground of Melbourne. On the other hand, Archie reaches to the stars to win the Battle of the Bands competition in order to fulfil his dreams of following in his father’s footsteps in becoming a band singer. The only thing stopping them is an arch-rival band that has the same agenda. The story touches on various topics for adolescents including bullying, sex education, petty crime, and the difference between right and wrong.
“This book has been in the making for literally three decades. First putting pencil to paper back in 1991, I wrote the first chapter or so while spending two nights in a hospital bed at Mossman, North Queensland. This was followed by many countless late nights writing bits and pieces over the years. The past two to three years have been more intense, bordering on obsession, with the completion of writing, hiring, and collaborating with professional editors,” said Paul Milnes, the author while explaining how he came to finally finish the book.
“Battle of Bands was born around a handful of songs that had been written and performed. The Song ‘Carefully Sold’ was written on a farm when I was 19, with various other songs over the years,” said Paul, whose singing and performing dreams were cut short after he was hospitalized suffering whooping cough, a disease that damaged his vocal cords, destroyed his confidence, and trashed his self-esteem, in early 2010. But writing the story became a positive creative outlet for him that shone a much-needed light on those dark times for him.
Those who have read the book describe the author as a great storyteller and a writer who has achieved a great mix of fact and fiction easily. Lovers of the late 70s and 80s music have also been urged to read the book, as it not only brings back memories but also ignites the nostalgic events that shaped that period.
Published by Australian Self-Publishing Group, Pty. Ltd / Inspiring Publishers, the book is available at www.battleofbands.com.au and on Amazon as in Kindle format.
About the Author
Paul Milnes wears several hats. He is the founder of Lizardskin Talent, a former radio announcer, singer, songwriter, musician, DJ, talent agent and band booker. After a bout of whooping cough cut short his singing dreams and any chance to continue performing in a band, he fell into dark and stormy places. This is when he started to focus on finishing a story that he had started to write over 30 years ago in a hospital bed.
Writing this story became a positive creative outlet, shining a much-needed light during the darkest of times and helped him cope with his loss.

Media Contact info
Paul Milnes
Writer/Author
www.battleofbands.com.au
battleofbandsbook@gmail.com

Australian Self Publishing Group, Pty. Ltd / Inspiring Publishers

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The Climax http://battleofbands.com.au/the-climax/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-climax http://battleofbands.com.au/the-climax/#respond Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:41:39 +0000 http://battleofbands.com.au/?p=455 How do you tell an awesome story that will keep readers turning pages? Maybe the best way to judge a story is by how good the climax is. No this is not a sex education class 😉

If your story isn’t any good, the climax will be mixed up or dull. An eye catching story, will bring together all the tension that has been building since the start into one perfect storm or scene, that will overwhelm the reader and leaves them wanting more and continue to turn pages

What is the climax

And how do you write a good one?
Keep it clean

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Taking Pre Orders Now for Limited Edition Paperback Copies http://battleofbands.com.au/taking-pre-orders-now-for-limited-edition-paperback-copies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=taking-pre-orders-now-for-limited-edition-paperback-copies http://battleofbands.com.au/taking-pre-orders-now-for-limited-edition-paperback-copies/#respond Thu, 27 Aug 2020 06:44:49 +0000 http://battleofbands.com.au/?p=450 Battle of Bands Book
Taking Pre Orders Now for Limited Edition Paperback Copies
Signed, Coloured and Illustrated copies available now
Go to website, buy book, options, select paperback, add to cart go to cart, fill in postal details and paypal or card options. Any issues give me a shout out
30 left than Black and White copies after that.

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