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04 How To Find Time To Write

04 How To Find Time To Write

If you’d love to write a book but feel you don’t have the time, this podcast will introduce you to some proven techniques for finding the time you don’t think you have. I’ll show you how to track your time, and I guarantee that you’ll find enough to write a book. You...

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Create Your Book Through Ghostwriting

Create Your Book Through Ghostwriting

Authors often ask me how I work with people to create their books. In my role doing ghostwriting, I assist people who are not strong writers or too busy to write and prefer to speak their content. Tips for Successful Ghostwriting 1. It is ideal if the person who's...

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How to Write with Style

How to Write with Style

Knowing what you want to say can have a lot to do with how you say it and write with style. And vice versa. Many beginning writers might be thinking, “If I can get one word to follow another and make sense, I’m accomplishing a lot. I can’t handle the idea of style.”...

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04 How To Find Time To Write

03 How To Begin Your First Draft

Two of the biggest mistakes new writers make with their first draft are: They forget that this is A FIRST DRAFT. You can make mistakes, ignore correct spelling. Get those words down. They also slow themselves down by tormenting themselves for not spending enough hours...

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Blogging and Relationship Marketing: Perfect Together

Blogging and Relationship Marketing: Perfect Together

If you are a beginning blogger, you may mainly be concerned with getting posts written. As you gain confidence, learn to think of blogging as a vehicle for relationship marketing. They go together. Blogging shows your expertise – you’re connecting with your readers...

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04 How To Find Time To Write

02 Benefits Of Being Published

So, you’re not J. K. Rowling or Steven King. And you’re not Jack Canfield, who has sold 500 million books. Neither am I, and I’ve written or edited 48 books, countless blog posts, articles, and teaching materials. That number of books doesn’t include the books I’ve...

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Why You Need Beta Readers and How to Find Them

Why You Need Beta Readers and How to Find Them

You need to trust yourself to write your book. However, you are not the best person to critique it after a certain point. When you think you’ve gone as far as possible in reading and revising it, you will benefit from having it read from a fresh perspective. This is...

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Does Fear of Rejection Interfere with Your Writing?

Does Fear of Rejection Interfere with Your Writing?

Take heart; you’re not alone. Many of us have a fear of rejection. If you were to ask any cross-section of writers what they most feared when it came to their work, they would probably say they feared rejection. This shouldn’t surprise you. From the person afraid to...

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Direct Quotes in Non-Fiction: Do it Right

Direct Quotes in Non-Fiction: Do it Right

You may be thinking that direct quotes belong exclusively in fiction. The truth is that you read either dialogue or direct quotes in non-fiction all the time—from news articles to blogs to books. Here’s an example from the CNN website. South Bend mayor and...

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