Category: Writing A Book

5 ways to write a crappy business book

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Between 2010 and 2016, the number of self-published books increased by almost 400 percent. Some of those books were great. Most of them were crappy. Writing a great business books is hard work and it takes time and effort. If you don’t care about whether you’ve got a great book that will boost your career and your  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Murray Gell-Mann

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Murray Gell-Mann coined the term, “quark” He was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on elementary particles. But if you asked him about the hardest thing he ever did, he might tell you it was writing a book. The book in question was the marvelous The Quark and the Jaguar about the science of  »  Read More

6 Challenges for First-Time Business Book Authors

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Writing a business book is a big project. It takes hard work over months, and perhaps years, to get the job done right. But hard work isn’t the only thing that it takes to write a great business book. There is writing technique and learning how books come together. There will be the discomfort that comes with growing and  »  Read More

4 Reasons that People Write Books

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Writing a book is hard. Even if you work with a writing partner, like me, it will disrupt your normal pattern of life for months, if not years. That’s why nobody does it as a lark. The people who talk to me about writing books always have a reason they want to do a book. Here are some of them. Some People Write a Book to  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Shawn Coyne

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Shawn Coyne is an experienced editor and the author of The Story Grid. Recently he wrote a post for Steven Pressfield’s blog titled “First Story Gridding Steps.” It’s about applying the Story Gridding process to Malcolm Gladwell’s best seller, The Tipping Point. “No one sits down and writes a  »  Read More

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