A Good Idea is Not Enough

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You’re all excited. You’ve got a great idea you’re sure will make a great book. OK so far. But what must happen for that great book to appear? Sharpen Your Idea Your idea isn’t new. As Mike LeBeouf said: “The great ideas are too important to be new.” So, evaluate what you’ve got. See what others have said  »  Read More

5 Tips for Writing Better Blog Posts

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Jeremy isn’t interested in writing a book. He wants to write better blog posts. That’s what he told me in his email. With another quick exchange, I established that he writes a weekly blog where he shares his expertise. He doesn’t have an editor. If that’s your situation, read on. You’ll learn  »  Read More

3 Ways to Improve Your Creativity

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A couple of decades back, I helped a large company develop and launch a course on creativity and innovation. Our classes ran about 24 people, and in the first session, we asked for a show of hands of the people who were creative. Usually, we got two or three hands. Sometimes, we didn’t get any. For whatever reason  »  Read More

Writing a Book: So you want to write a best seller

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“Can you help me write a bestseller?” Some people ask me that question during the first conversation we have about working together. Here’s my answer: “I can help you write a great book, but I can’t guarantee a bestseller.” Writing a great book is a noble goal. A great book helps readers  »  Read More

Better Writing: Make Your Writing Session More Productive with a Startup Ritual

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Most of my clients write their books while they’re also working full-time. They have families and other social relationships and things that they like to do for fun. It’s hard to squeeze writing time into their already-crammed schedules. They must get the most from every writing session. A startup ritual helps them  »  Read More

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