Write it down!

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Writing is all around us every day. It’s so much a part of our daily life that we don’t give it much thought. But writing is an amazing tool that can make your business and life better. Here are a few ways. When you’re working on a book You may be one of the readers of this blog who wants to write a book  »  Read More

Can I write the first draft and then turn my book over to an editor?

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Cory sent me an e-mail with the following question. “I can’t spare the time to write my book and I don’t want to use a ghostwriter. Can I write the first draft and then turn the book over to an editor?” I think that could work, but there are conditions and consequences. The main condition is you must be  »  Read More

I’ve got a great idea for a book!

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I’ve got a great idea for a book! I hear that line a lot. After all, I’m a ghostwriter and a book writing coach. Most of the time when I hear it, I can almost see the visions of great riches dancing in the speaker’s head. Let’s start with reality. Nonfiction books rarely make money on book sales. Savvy  »  Read More

Planning Your Nonfiction Book: Publishing Tasks

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Pat yourself on the back when you finally finish your manuscript. You’ve come a long way and done a lot of work. You accomplished something that very few people do. You wrote a book. But you’re not an author yet. That won’t happen until your book is published. So, after you finish your manuscript, get ready for  »  Read More

Planning Your Nonfiction Book: Your Reader

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Writing a great nonfiction book will take you more than a year of hard work. Before you commit to that project, you should think deeply about whether your book is likely to succeed. Think about who’s going to read your book and why. Think about whether there are enough people like your ideal reader to make the book a  »  Read More

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