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How to Make Time for Writing

How to Make Time for Writing

The biggest reason I hear would-be writers give for why they don’t write is “I don’t have time.” The secret of time is that we can make time for writing. Earlier this year I Interviewed Seth Greenwald for Legal Nurse Podcast. He wrote his book while commuting back and...

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Why You Deserve to be a Writer

Why You Deserve to be a Writer

You may think your undertaking to write and publish your book is very different from sending a manuscript to a greedy publishing house whose main purpose is to profit from your desire to write, but you have other doubts. You may question: do you deserve to be a...

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Just the Facts, Please

Just the Facts, Please

The Internet is loaded with misinformation. Make sure you keep your credibility - always check the facts. Professional speakers share stories of people in their audiences who are fact checking them, and raising their hands to refute something the speaker just said....

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How to Use Statistics Effectively in Your Blog

How to Use Statistics Effectively in Your Blog

If you’re like me, you may have a temptation to shudder at the word, “statistics.” When I found out I had to take statistics in graduate school, I almost didn't go. The thought of algebra turned my stomach. I know, you might find math to be fun and do math problems as...

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We versus You – Being Clear

We versus You – Being Clear

As any driver knows, when you change lanes, you’re supposed to signal your intention to do so in order to warn drivers behind you. This helps to prevent accidents. Do you signal your intentions when you use we versus you? I’ve noticed that speakers and writers often...

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Structure Your Book

Structure Your Book

You can’t build your book without a blueprint. Knowing how to structure your book will help you make that first critical step - to begin. First, make a list of the benefits your book will offer to your target reader. Then decide how you will organize your content. The...

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A Powerful Book – Create its Foundation

A Powerful Book – Create its Foundation

Want to write a powerful book that people will love? Check these 7 elements for building its foundation. 1. Create an outline before you start writing. The outline should fit your vision for your powerful book. By researching competing books, by reviewing your...

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How to Edit Your Work

How to Edit Your Work

You’ve written a report, speech, newsletter, or other document. You’ve put a lot of time and thought into it. You have an investment in it. Now you need to edit your work. You can find lots of practical advice about how to edit your work. However, none of these...

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How to Conquer Blogger’s Block

How to Conquer Blogger’s Block

If you’ve ever worried that you don’t have any ideas for your blog, here is how to conquer blogger’s block. Blogger’s block is a special kind of writer’s block. A fiction writer may get stuck in a story because something is missing: a plot element, a needed character,...

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Write a Book and Expand Your Business

Write a Book and Expand Your Business

You ask, "Write a book - me?" Are you wondering how to expand your business? Do you have a lot of expertise to share – which you know would help your audience? Has a major segment of the market shifted away from buying your services? Are you questioning your marketing...

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