Can you really write a book in a week?

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Tweets and ads promise that you will be able to write your business book in a week or even a weekend. Is that possible? The short answer is, “Yes.” The long answer is a little more complicated. The long answer requires you to consider the answers to three questions. The most important one is the first one. Can  »  Read More

How can I write faster?

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“I work for a midsize corporation and I also write articles to increase my visibility in the industry. I think I write well. I don’t write as fast as I would like to. Got any tips for me?” Frank sent that email. He’s like a lot of midcareer businesspeople who write for publication. After they’ve  »  Read More

Can you teach me to write?

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Janey is about 6. She stopped her bike on the sidewalk directly in front of me. “Hi, Mr. Wally. Hi, Toto.” Janey is a polite little girl who lives in my neighborhood. That’s why she took care to greet me and my dog before launching into her agenda. “You’re a writer, right?” I admitted  »  Read More

Now That You’re Stuck at Home Are You Working on Your Book?

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For many people, the excuse for not getting their book done was that they just didn’t have time. Then came the coronavirus, lockdowns, quarantines, and working from home. Many people thought it would be the perfect time to finally write that book. Here are three reasons why precious few have written much. Less Free  »  Read More

We plan. God laughs. That’s the Way it Is.

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It seems so easy. You plan the book. Then, you sit down and write the book. Alas, it’s not that easy. At least not if you want to do it well. Here are three reasons why your wonderful book plan is likely to come apart. There Will Be Lots of Drafts Great writing is rewriting, and great books are the result of a lot of  »  Read More

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