5 Ways to Ensure Your Book Adds to the Conversation in Your Topic

This afternoon my 20-something son Facetimed me. We talk on the phone and text quite often, but I hadn’t seen his face since August. I got totally distracted as soon as he popped onto the screen and started chatting. “Stop,” I finally interrupted him in mid-sentence. “Do you have a mullet?!?“ “Yeah!” He grinned, turning sideways, so I…

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How to Organize Research for Your Book

If you’re writing a book, at some point, you’ll need to research, whether it’s a tiny factoid to supplement a scene or story, or a deep dive into psychological studies to build your argument. Conducting research is part of the job description. The challenge comes in organizing the information so that we can find it…

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The Benefits of Writing a Book (beyond the sales)

When we think of writing a book, we often think of the final product and holding that completed book in our hands. It’s also what clients and potential clients often want when we first start working together. So much of the marketing for writing a nonfiction book centers on the financial or business benefits potential…

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Should you write a nonfiction book?

Writing a book is hard work. It’s an investment of time, money, and creative energy. There are also few guarantees, despite what many publishing consultants tout as reasons for writing a book. However, there are some real reasons to write a book for both yourself and your business. Why write a book for your business?…

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How do you know if you’re ready for (or even need) a book coach?

Book coaching involves an investment of time, money, and even emotions and personal growth, so you want to be sure that if you make that investment, you’ll get the results you’re looking for, whether that’s clarity on your book ideas, a proposal that’s ready to pitch, or a solid manuscript that’s ready for editing and…

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Some Thoughts on Creative Resistance

Ever felt like you wanted to write, you really really did, but it just felt hard? So you did the laundry instead or wiped down your already clean counters because that felt useful and easier? I think we’ve all been there. All my laundry got done last week though I did also write but some days felt…hard.…

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