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How Perfectionism Prevents Publishing

How Perfectionism Prevents Publishing

Perfectionism and its sidekick, procrastination, can not only strangle the life out of your writing but prevent it from ever seeing the light of day—i.e., the eyes of others. This is a sinister partnership. Imagine a writer named Julianne. All her life, she’s wanted...

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Time to Write a Book: How Do You Get It?

Time to Write a Book: How Do You Get It?

Many authors tell me they feel stuck when it comes to starting a book. That blank screen stymies them. Their desire to be an author and to get the benefits of being published is thwarted by the time to write a book. Writing a book can be an intimidating task. Blank...

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How a Writers’ Group Fuels Your Success

How a Writers’ Group Fuels Your Success

The most successful writers of fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction know that they can’t go down the writing road alone. When they do the actual writing, quiet and solitude are essential, but for the evaluation stage, their work needs fresh eyes and minds...

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5 Ways Writing a Book Can Grow Your Business

5 Ways Writing a Book Can Grow Your Business

You’re sitting in a conference room watching the speaker ask, “Raise your hand if you’d like to get started with writing a book.” When I asked that question, nearly every hand went up. Wanting to write a book and actually writing a book are two different things. One...

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Top 7 Benefits of Writing Publications

Top 7 Benefits of Writing Publications

When you are sitting in front of a computer trying to write publications, you may wonder, “Is this really worth it?” Keep in mind these benefits when you question whether you should attempt to get something published. In this post, publications means articles and...

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Why shorter is better when it comes to books

Why shorter is better when it comes to books

When we read something, we don’t pay much attention to subjects like long sentences, paragraphs, and chapters—until they interfere with our reading. That’s the point at which the writer is in danger of losing his or her audience. You don’t want that point to come....

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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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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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