Category: Writing A Book

You’ve got a book in you. Now what?

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“Everyone has a book inside them and, in most cases, that’s where it should stay.” That quote, or something very much like it, has been attributed to many writers. There’s Christopher Hitchens, Shelby Foote, Winston Churchill, Somerset Maugham, and a bevy of others. The truth is, if you can read a book  »  Read More

How will you measure the success of your book?

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“Can you guarantee that we’ll write a bestseller?” I’m a book writing coach, so I get that question a lot. I think it’s because most of the people who contact me think the only way to measure a book’s success is whether it’s a bestseller. That’s true even though most of them are  »  Read More

Answer these 4 questions to make your book a success

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Your book better be good. Today more business books are being published than ever before. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Your business book won’t compete only with other business books. It will also compete with every other way your readers learn about new and better ways to do business. There are  »  Read More

Creativity for Nonfiction Authors

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If you want to write a great book, you need to be creative. “Creative nonfiction” is a style of writing where you use fiction writing techniques to make nonfiction more interesting. That’s a powerful way to make your book better. Stories are the way human beings have been sharing ideas since we first crawled out  »  Read More

Your Processes Will Set You Free

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Writing a book is hard work that extends over a year or more. You have a choice in how you will work. Some writers essentially reinvent their writing process every time. Other writers develop systems and processes that they use again and again. When you develop systems and processes you do two things. First, you free  »  Read More

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