Category: Writing A Book

What to Do on a Day When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

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I love to write, but there are days when I just don’t feel like it. I’d rather go to the beach or play with my grandkids or work on some home improvement project. In other words, I’d rather do just about anything than write. My clients have days like that and I bet you do too. It would be OK if not writing  »  Read More

5 Reasons NOT to Write a Book

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Every person has a book in them. Many authors and wits have responded to that idea with the observation that, “it ain’t necessarily so.” Somerset Maugham put it this way in his memoir, The Summing Up. “There is an impression abroad that everyone has it in him to write one book; but if by this is implied a good  »  Read More

The Book Writing Process for Business Authors

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If you’re thinking of writing a business book with a business purpose, here’s an overview of the basic process. I’ve sketched the key decisions you will need to make in each stage. If you want to chat about your options, use the form at the end of this link to contact me and set up a free Options Review  »  Read More

Polishing the Lightbulb: Making Your Idea Better

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Suddenly, you’ve got it! It’s the big idea you can build your book on. But before you start calling agents and publishers, step back and take a deep breath. One myth of creativity is that great ideas spring from your mind fully formed and ready to go. Alas, it doesn’t happen that way. No matter how good your idea  »  Read More

Writing a Book: From Awful to Great

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“How hard can it be? You to sit down and write the thing and that’s it.” There are a lot of people who think that’s all it takes to write a book. You just sit down and write the thing and that’s it. They’ve never tried it, so they don’t understand why it’s hard. And they really don’t understand how  »  Read More

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