David Dye has quite a few things in his career. He’s a professional speaker and he’s been a teacher, and elected official, and a nonprofit executive. Most recently he’s the co-author, with Karin Hurt, of Winning Well.
When I interviewed the two of them about advice for a first time author. Here’s what David said:
“Pick an individual, an actual real-life person who represents your reader write to that person. When you’re writing, picture that person and write personally to them. So for me, that person is one of my first clients, who often asks me management and leadership related questions. Whenever I’m writing, I try to write to her, and it gives it a warmth and a clarity that I know is helpful and helps me connect to other people. And it overcomes writer’s block as well.”
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