Category: Writing A Book

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

6 Ways to Maintain Writing Momentum

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Writing a book is hard work. And it’s hard work that extends over more than a year. Everyone who begins a book begins with great enthusiasm. Getting down to work is easy. The challenges are exciting. It’s not long before that excitement drains away. Then it’s harder to get back to work and do quality work time  »  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

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