Dorie Clark writes a lot for publications like the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur and the Davos Economic Forum blog. She’s done a couple of books, too. Reinventing You came out in 2013 and Stand Out two years later. Inc. magazine named Stand Out the top leadership book of 2015.
Laura Vanderkam interviewed Dorie and wrote a blog post titled “No cabin needed: How to write a book in 3 months while living your normal life.” The entire post is worth reading, but here’s the kernel that addresses the post title.
“When I say ‘write a book in three months,’ that includes doing research/reporting for the book, and then writing a good first draft. Of the remaining 15-21 months, that time is spent waiting for editors to review it, actually doing revisions (only one month), and then 9+ months of waiting for it to be released while you tee up marketing efforts.”
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