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Organizing Your Writing

Your Outline = Your Lifeline     Estimate, Identify, Enhance      Set up Categories Whatever type of book that you are writing—memoir, autobiography, novel, how-to, self-help, cookbook, non-fiction—organization is key. Begin with an outline. When you get stuck in a writer’s block or when you think you cannot finish, your outline will get you through. Your outline will [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|

Getting Started

Arrange a schedule       Let Your Ideas Flow     Stick to Your Schedule If you have been sitting in front of your computer screen staring at a blank page, you’ve realized by now that your book isn’t going to write itself. That perfect first sentence does not happen on the first try. Writing is hard work. But [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|

How to Hit Your Target Audience and Make Them Yours Forever

If you are a creator of words, in other words, a writer, author or just someone who wants to share their experiences and stories with the world, you have to make sure that you hit your target audience right in the bullseye. As difficult as it may seem, with just a few very simple rules, [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|

10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Self-Publish

You know you want to write.  You have a story that won’t go away and you want to get it out there.  But who thought that writing the story would be the easy part of the equation?  Now there’s nothing holding you back.  You can move forward affordably and at your own pace.  Here’s why [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|

10 Reasons Why Most Writers Never Finish Their Books

If any journey starts with a first step, finishing the journey means taking the last step.  How many people have a great idea for a book, start it with great enthusiasm only to see it fade away?  Why does this happen? The WHY is not big enough.  Just like any project that starts in the [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|

7 Reasons Why You Must Know Your Worth

I stopped in at a neighborhood garage sale and saw my friends’ belongings strewn across the drive-way.  There were pictures quickly taken from the walls, decorative items that had graced bookshelves, and lots of kitchen items.  Some of the items were clearly from another generation and I knew at once that my friends had kept [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|

5 Things You Will Experience When You Write Your Book on Your Knees!

Whaaaaat?  On my knees?  Are you kidding?  No, I’m not.  Think about it.  When you’re on your knees – in prayer – all kinds of things open up.  Your mind calms, your emotions are deeper, and God is present.  In that state, let’s talk about what else can happen. SPIRITUAL WARFARE.  The moment you START [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|

10 Curses of Cheap Coaching

When was the last time you were facing expensive car repairs and a friend leaned over and confidentially shared that he knows someone who can do it cheaper on the side?  You can apply this scenario to different situations but when you apply it to your writing, you’re compromising more than your pocketbook.  Your writing [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|

10 Questions to Ask Anyone Who is Helping You Write Your Book

Do you remember the 1950's TV show, I Love Lucy?  In nearly every episode, Lucy’s husband Ricky Ricardo would survey the chaos Lucy had created and exclaim in his Cuban accent, “Lucy!  You’ve got a lot of explaining’ to do!”   Well, perhaps you don’t want Lucy to help you write your book and to make [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|

11 Things You Must NOT Do to Book Your Business

Okay, so you’ve got a great idea!  You spend weeks, months, years – make that several years – writing your book and you want to share it with the world.  You’ve got your core audience in mind and you’re ready to hit the speaking circuit.  You know the mechanics of how to make it happen [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|