How will you measure the success of your book?

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“Can you guarantee that we’ll write a bestseller?” I’m a book writing coach, so I get that question a lot. I think it’s because most of the people who contact me think the only way to measure a book’s success is whether it’s a bestseller. That’s true even though most of them are  »  Read More

Answer these 4 questions to make your book a success

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Your book better be good. Today more business books are being published than ever before. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Your business book won’t compete only with other business books. It will also compete with every other way your readers learn about new and better ways to do business. There are  »  Read More

Creativity for Nonfiction Authors

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If you want to write a great book, you need to be creative. “Creative nonfiction” is a style of writing where you use fiction writing techniques to make nonfiction more interesting. That’s a powerful way to make your book better. Stories are the way human beings have been sharing ideas since we first crawled out  »  Read More

Not so fast: Things to think about before you write a word

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Writing a book is hard work. If you want to write a book you’re proud of, you’ll probably spend at least a year writing it. That’s a year of hard work and sacrifice. Before you commit to a project like that, you should take the time to figure out whether your project will deliver what you want. Here  »  Read More

3 Little-Used Writer’s Productivity Tools

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The writers I know are always looking for a way to improve their output. Here are three things that have worked for me and my clients and will probably work for you. A door you can close When you’re writing, distractions are the devil. You want to minimize interruptions so that when you get in the flow of good  »  Read More

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