Category: Writing A Book

Writing a Book: You Don’t Know What You’re in For

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As of this moment, Joseph Epstein has published 17 collections of essays and nine nonfiction books. Keep that in mind as you read the following. “Before I had first done so, writing a book seemed a fine, even grand thing. And so it still seems – except, truth to tell, it is a lot better to have written a book than to  »  Read More

Writing a Book: A Chapter Planning Worksheet

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Most of my clients come to me originally to write their first book. The entire book-writing, publishing, and promoting processes are unexplored territory for them. So, it’s a great learning experience, but they also have some common problems. A Book Is A Big Project A book is a large project with a lot of points, several  »  Read More

Writing a Book When It’s Not Your Day Job

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Semi-pro writers are men and women who write with a business purpose, even though writing is not their full-time job. If that’s you, you probably write for personal expression, to sharpen your thinking, and to boost your career. That’s great, but you’ve got some special challenges. All those challenges derive from  »  Read More

Writing a Book: You’re not done yet

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My life experience is that everything looks easy until you have to do it. That’s when you discover all the details and difficulties. That’s when you say to yourself, “If I’d known it was going to be this hard, I might not have started.” That’s certainly true for people who show up with me for coaching to help  »  Read More

Writing a Book: How to write a great book even if you don’t have an original idea

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It doesn’t matter what kind of book you’re thinking about writing. You can bet that someone else out there is thinking about writing a book on the same subject or with the same core idea. It’s simply not likely that you’re going to be the only one working on the project or have important insights. So, forget about  »  Read More

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