Category: Writing A Book

Writing a Book: The Inner Game of Writing a Great Nonfiction Book

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At least a gazillion people want to write a book “someday.” Most of them don’t even start. A few start but never finish. And some finish a book that could have been much better. When I talk to people who are thinking about writing a book, I find that most of them are worried about the wrong things. They’re  »  Read More

Writing a Book: A Hero’s Journey

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Business book authors decide to write a book in one of two ways. Sometimes, the decision is part of a business development plan. More often, the decision is a two-step process. There’s our perspective business book author going about his or her business in the everyday world. Perhaps they read a book by someone else  »  Read More

The Manuscript’s Done but the Work’s Just Begun

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Whew! It’s done! After a year or more, your manuscript is done That’s a big deal. Celebrate, but not too long. You’ve achieved a major milestone, but there is still a lot of work to be done to make your book successful. A great book will define you in the marketplace for a decade. It can be the most important  »  Read More

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

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