Advice from the Masters: Jesse Lyn Stoner

Aug 5, 2015 | Writing A Book

Jesse Lyn Stoner writes a lot about vision on her popular and excellent blog. She and Ken Blanchard even wrote a book about it: Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Work and Your Life. That book has been translated into twenty-two languages and is now in its second edition.

So when I asked Jesse for “one piece of advice” for business book authors, I expected something about vision. Nope. Instead Jesse used her ability to spotlight important issues to share the following that every author needs to hear.

“Your editor is your friend. When you send something to your editor, you are satisfied that you are pretty close to being done. You are looking forward to catching typos and minor edits. It can be hard to get feedback that sections you are proud of need to be revised. Instead of resisting the feedback, remember your editor and you have the same goal – to make your book excellent. In the words of Faulkner and others, ‘You must be willing to kill your darlings.'”

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