Demographic Descriptions Do Not Buy Books and Other Important Truths

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Thinking about writing a book and publishing it yourself? Lots of people are doing it and lots more are thinking about doing it. If this is your first book, you have no idea what you don’t know. There are many misconceptions about writing a book. It will probably take you a year or more to write your book. You’ll  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 1/9/20

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to five  »  Read More

Better Writing: The Four Years When Hemingway Became Hemingway

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100 years ago, this month, Ernest Hemingway showed up at the Toronto Star looking for freelance work. A friend introduced him to the editors, and Hemingway’s charm and enthusiasm did the rest. His timing was good. Toronto Star founder, Joe Atkinson, was building a world-class newspaper. He wanted scoops and aggressive  »  Read More

Why Writing a Book is a Big Challenge

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I’ve had many conversations with people who are interested in writing their first book. Some are good writers and others aren’t. The good writers always seem to think that writing a book is like writing an article, only longer. They’re wrong. Books are Bigger An article might be 5,000 words. A few long form articles  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 12/19/19

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Stephen King says that if you want to be a writer, there are two things you must do: read a lot and write a lot. This is about the “read a lot” part. I include reading lists and book reviews that will help you do business more effectively and write better for business. In this post, I point you to reviews of  »  Read More

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