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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

Writing on Vacation

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According to the dictionary, vacation is “exemption from service, respite from work.” The word traces its origin back to this to the Latin for “to be empty, be free, have leisure.” That fits my understanding. Vacation is supposed to be time away from work and all the projects of regular everyday life. Now, if  »  Read More

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

6 Keys to Making Every Writing Session Productive

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One of the biggest challenges my book writing clients face is carving out time to write. Writing time is precious when you’ve already got a jampacked life. My clients don’t want to waste a minute of the writing time they have. Neither should you. Great books take a year or more to write and maintaining productivity  »  Read More

The Memorable Story of Ulysses Grant’s Memoirs

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Ulysses Grant’s personal memoirs are a classic. Historian Ron Chernow described them as “The foremost military memoir in the English language.” I read the memoirs several years ago and I’ve dipped into them from time to time since. But it was only recently that I learned the story of how they came to be  »  Read More

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