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Do You Think Independent Publishing Is Too Expensive?

Do You Think Independent Publishing Is Too Expensive?

Do you think independent publishing is too expensive? Think again. You are driven to write a book. I understand. I’ve written 46 of them and the last 25 or so I have independently published (an upgraded term for self-publishing). Is it expensive to independently...

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What to Do Before You Write a Book

What to Do Before You Write a Book

You have a deep desire to write a book. You’ve been writing down ideas, and you believe that you could develop an original approach to your subject. This makes a great start, but before you set the keyboard on fire, do your research. Check Out the Competition before...

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You want to write – why don’t you?

You want to write – why don’t you?

So many people—often those who are successful in their chosen fields harbor buried urges to write, paint, or express some other artistic urge that they’ve always denied themselves. They want to write a book. I wonder how many of them, when they come to the ends of...

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Top 3 Grammatical Mistakes

Top 3 Grammatical Mistakes

Avoid these top 3 grammatical mistakes if you want to present yourself as a skilled writer. Use of the apostrophe Last week I was setting up books on a table for a book sale. One of the books I came across was called “Cave of the Bat’s”. I was horrified, not by the...

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3 Writing Shortcuts for the Busy Expert

3 Writing Shortcuts for the Busy Expert

You know that having written a book will increase your authority and credibility. You’d love to see your name on the cover of a book. And you wonder what writing shortcuts you can use to make the project easier. You know that a book is a powerful tool for building a...

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How to Inject Your Personality into Your Blog

How to Inject Your Personality into Your Blog

When people first started blogging, many people used the platform to inject their personality into their blogs. They ranted (and raved). Today, business blogs may serve many purposes. They educate, persuade, and entertain. In today’s impersonal world, that can make a...

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Coeditors of a book:  Tips for Success

Coeditors of a book: Tips for Success

What does it take for coeditors to work together well? I've worked with coeditors on several of my textbooks. The Role of Coeditors Once your plan for your book includes more than about 12 chapters you will usually need help from a coeditor. A coeditor needs to be...

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Avoid the Sea of Publishing Scams

Avoid the Sea of Publishing Scams

Have you written a book? Are you thinking of publishing one? Are you aware of the publishing scams? The desire to see your work published is a passionate one. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous individuals and entities will exploit your desire, take your money, and...

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Filler Phrases Freedom: How to Make Your Writing  Lean

Filler Phrases Freedom: How to Make Your Writing Lean

You've heard people use filler phrases when they talk: "Um", "Well", "Really", or "Like". Are you guilty of using filler phrases in your writing? I heard about a writer who set the goal of removing one unnecessary word from each paragraph of her book. At last count,...

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