Category: Writing A Book

Different Kinds of Editing and Different Kinds of Editors

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Here’s part of George’s email: “I’m confused. I’m done writing my book and I know I need a professional editor. But what kind? What’s the difference between a developmental editor, a content editor, a copy editor, and a proofreader? Help!” When I was cutting my teeth as a young  »  Read More

Can you really write a book in a week?

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Tweets and ads promise that you will be able to write your business book in a week or even a weekend. Is that possible? The short answer is, “Yes.” The long answer is a little more complicated. The long answer requires you to consider the answers to three questions. The most important one is the first one. Can  »  Read More

Now That You’re Stuck at Home Are You Working on Your Book?

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For many people, the excuse for not getting their book done was that they just didn’t have time. Then came the coronavirus, lockdowns, quarantines, and working from home. Many people thought it would be the perfect time to finally write that book. Here are three reasons why precious few have written much. Less Free  »  Read More

We plan. God laughs. That’s the Way it Is.

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It seems so easy. You plan the book. Then, you sit down and write the book. Alas, it’s not that easy. At least not if you want to do it well. Here are three reasons why your wonderful book plan is likely to come apart. There Will Be Lots of Drafts Great writing is rewriting, and great books are the result of a lot of  »  Read More

Three Things Most New Authors Don’t Understand

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Carl sent me the following email: “I’m a consultant. I want to write a book to improve my reputation and up my fees. I know what I want to write about. But, from reading your blog, I know there’s a lot I don’t know. What would you say are the three things most new authors don’t  »  Read More

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