Category: Writing A Book

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

Working on Your Book While the Virus Rages Outside

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A few weeks ago, the coronavirus was just a news story. These days, it’s defining the way we live our lives. If you’re working on a book, it will also define how you do that. You may be sharing writing space that once was private. Or, you may have to find space at home to write. Either way, it’s a  »  Read More

Will you be like Bill the Genius or Larry the Cable Guy?

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Bill was a genius. His clients said so. They loved the results they got by paying attention to his ideas. He was easily one of the smartest people I’ve ever known. But you probably don’t know much about him, because Bill never got that book done. Friends and coaches told him to write a book. They urged him to use the  »  Read More

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