Category: Writing A Book

Writing a Book: Extra Effort to Make Your Book Even Better

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This past week I was talking with a woman who wanted to write a book to give her career a boost. She’d read my white paper about what it takes to get from having the thought in your head to having a printed book in your hands. That sparked a question. “I’m a subject matter expert,” she said. “Do you think I must  »  Read More

Three Factors to Consider for Any Book Project

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There it was on the wall of the first printer I used for a booklet. The sign said: “Speed Cost Quality Pick two.” The first time I saw that, close to 50 years ago, I thought it was funny. I learned quickly that there was a lot of wisdom in it. Book projects, like all projects, require tradeoffs. I tell clients that one  »  Read More

Writing Your Book: The Perfect Writing Session for a Semi-Pro Writer

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Every client for the last ten years has been what I call a “semi-pro” writer. They took their writing seriously, that’s the professional part. But writing was not their day job, so they had to squeeze their writing into an already packed schedule. If you’re a semi-pro writer trying to get a book done, here’s how  »  Read More

Do you really want to write your book?

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There are many good reasons to want a book with your name on it. You can share your ideas or tell your story. You can share your wisdom, count it as an accomplishment, and use it to boost your business and reputation. That’s why so many people want to have written a book. The problem is, many of them don’t want to do  »  Read More

Writing a Book: 3 Things Your Money Can’t Buy

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If you can read a book, you can write a book. Authors don’t like to tell you that, but it’s true. You don’t even have to do everything yourself. You can hire help with writing and research and editing and marketing and just about everything else. Before you reach for your checkbook, though, here are three things you  »  Read More

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