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No Time is No Excuse How to Edit When You’re Pressed for Time

Despite your best planning, at some point you’ll be under the gun to edit your own work quickly and effectively. For example, that meeting planner might call and say the board is deciding on a keynote speaker for the annual convention, and they need your...

The Art of Writing Non-fiction Books – And Why it Could Be Your Calling

It’s mid-November and in the writing community there has been a lot of buzz around National Novel Writer’s Month (known as NaNoWriMo). The mission, for those who choose to accept, is to spend the entire month of November writing a novel, with the ultimate goal...

Ready to Write Nonfiction in November?

November has long been known as National Novel Writing Month, also known in the writing community as NaNoWriMo. The point is to get writers to commit to writing every day for the entire month, which is no easy task, and produce a rough draft of...

Why You Should Define Your Audience Before You Write Your Book

Before you begin to write your book you should know who you’re writing it for. Knowing your audience will help you not only develop your manuscript, but identify methods for marketing your book and evaluate your total sales potential. Since you are crafting your book...

How to Sabotage Your Self-Editing Efforts Avoid These 4 Self-Editing Traps

Many writers inadvertently make the writing and editing process more difficult than it needs to be. As a result, they sabotage their own efforts and actually put more errors in their text than they remove. Following are the top self-sabotaging mistakes writers make. Avoid these...

Could Your Book Idea Be the Next Best Seller? How To Determine Your Book’s Potential Appeal

Everyone has a unique story to tell. From explaining business processes to revealing our personal history, we all have a natural desire to share our experiences with the world. As a result, bookstore shelves are packed with numerous titles that promise to entertain, enlighten, and...

How Authoring Books Has Impacted My Career and My Life

Article by Stephanie Chandler Books have enhanced my life in more ways than I can count. As a child, I was the kid on the playground with my nose in a book. I still read as much as possible. Books line shelves around my house,...

Write Your Book in a Week – Writer’s Retreat

My friend Julie Salisbury is hosting a fabulous writing retreat and I wanted to share the details with you. If the dates didn’t fall on my wedding anniversary, I’d be there for the R&R and focused time to write. That sounds decadent! Here are the...

Grow Your Business: How to Write a Book that Really Works

Guest Blog Post by Melinda Copp You’ve probably heard all this before: writing a book is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to coaches, consultants, speakers, and professionals. It can establish or enhance your brand and unique positioning. It can attract a steady...

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal (And Why You Should Write One Even if You Plan to Self-Publish)

A book proposal is required when pitching a manuscript to literary agents or editors in pursuit of landing a traditional book deal. Similar to a business plan for an entrepreneur, writing a book proposal forces the author to dig in and do some important research...

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