Tag: Writing Tips

Authors: This is What Imposter Syndrome Looks Like

  |   Writing A Book
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“Imposter syndrome is a behavioral health phenomenon described as self-doubt of intellect, skills, or accomplishments among high-achieving individuals.” My clients are high-achieving individuals who are writing a book. Many of them face imposter syndrome. But no one comes to me and says, “Hey, coach  »  Read More

Authors: Numbers You Should Know and What They Mean

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If you’re an author you’re probably aware of some important numbers. You probably track your word count. You may know the number of days until your next deadline. Some writers track the amount of time they spend writing and some can tell you how many days in a row they did some writing. Those are important. You  »  Read More

Rules to Write By

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Most of my clients have never written a book when they come to me for the first time Part of my job as a coach is to help them master the basics of the book-writing process. Over the years I developed the following rules as easy ways to remember and talk about good book-writing practice. The Dabo Swinney Rule When  »  Read More

Who are you writing to?

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A book is not a broadcast. Only one person reads a book at a time, and you will write a better book if you write to that one person. The trick is figuring out which person to write to. That special someone Let’s be clear about a couple of things. You should write to a real person, not an avatar, a persona, or  »  Read More

The Long Game of Writing

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I didn’t know whether to puke or sit down and have a good cry or both. I was going through some old boxes, and I found manuscripts for a couple of the first articles I wrote over 50 years ago. Gosh, they were bad! It took a couple of minutes to realize that those articles illustrated something very good. They  »  Read More

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