Category: Writing A Book

Is this your first book?

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Recently a friend of mine told me she was thinking about writing a book. She asked me what she needed to know. This post is an expanded version of my e-mail response. Before we get to the details, though, let me set the stage. My friend is an excellent writer. She’s written articles, blog posts, and white papers. She  »  Read More

Better Together: Writing Your Book with a Partner

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The internet was new then. Some people thought I was an expert because I was just a little way in front of them learning about this new technological marvel. That’s why Jeff Senne called me. I knew Jeff from the National Speakers Association. He worked mostly with financial organizations. He wanted to know a book  »  Read More

Don’t worry about the horse being blind

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban has a “system.” Football coach and genuine character John Madden had a saying: “Don’t worry about the horse being blind. Just load the wagon.” They’re both after the same thing. They want their players to concentrate on their individual job and not worry  »  Read More

The Three-Legged Stool of Great Business Books

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Great business books offer information, insight, and inspiration. They show readers how to do things differently and more effectively. Great business books are well written. They use simple language and sentence structures to get the meaning across. They use illustrations, exercises, and structure to make things better for  »  Read More

Keep Records of Your Writing Productivity

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Quoth Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” What did Richard Feynman mean by that? We judge ourselves by our intentions instead of by our actions. It’s kind of a personal “Halo Effect.” So we maintain an inaccurate  »  Read More

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