Category: Writing A Book

Your Magic Book

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Years ago, I was at a police training conference and spending some time at the bar with my friend Dave Smith. Dave is legendary in the police training world for the character that he uses to illustrate his points, a fellow named, “Officer J. D. ‘Buck’ Savage.” Dave is also one of those people gets right to the  »  Read More

Writing a book: One thing that challenges first-time authors

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I love working with first-time authors. They’re bright and successful people who’ve been thinking about what should go in their book for a while. Most are also good writers. They could write their book themselves, but they’d rather work with an experienced partner who can help them make the book better. They want a  »  Read More

2 Questions that will Help You Write a Better Book

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When people contact me about possibly working together, they usually want to tell me what their book is about. Now, that’s invariably interesting, because the people I talk to are generally bright and they’ve thought a lot about this book that they want to write, but telling me what the book is about is not the most  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 4/7/17

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. Some weeks there are more  »  Read More

Writing a Book: Two reasons to check your facts

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I was in the airport lounge waiting for my flight when I noticed that a man sitting across from me was reading a book that one of my friends wrote. That’s happened to me several times in my life, and usually I strike up a conversation to see what the reader thinks about the book. Usually they have great things to say and  »  Read More

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