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The Art of Brevity

The Art of Brevity

How mastering the art of brevity can transform your writing from good to great! “Pascal once wrote a long, drawn-out letter to a friend, then apologized in the postscript that he didn’t have time to write a short one. Like Pascal, screenwriters learn that economy is...

3 Things Working for Authors in 2020

3 Things Working for Authors in 2020

3 Things Working for Authors in 2020 That Will Help YOU Reach Your Writing Goals Faster! Talent is required, but much of writing is a matter of craft, which develops with time, attention, patience and practice, like playing an instrument or learning to dance. Susan...

Advice for 2020: Walk the Walk

Advice for 2020: Walk the Walk

My advice for 2020 for authors and others in the business of attracting attention, is to walk the walk. “Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency and integrity.” Janet Louise Stevenson If you are in the business of selling anything...

First Lessons I Learned About Publishing a Book

First Lessons I Learned About Publishing a Book

The first (and most important) lesson I learned about publishing a book is – “the buck stops here.” I’ve been helping authors write books and then guiding them through the often thorny jungle of publishing and self-publishing, since 2001. The first and most important...

3 Lessons for Authors From Cartoons

3 Lessons for Authors From Cartoons

3 lessons for authors from cartoons to use in your writing. “We didn't make pictures for children, we didn't make pictures for adults. We made them for ourselves.” Mel Blanc One of the best parts of being a kid came on Saturday mornings, waking up and running into the...

A Blueprint for Fiction Books

A Blueprint for Fiction Books

Presenting a blueprint for fiction books that adapts my popular book blueprint. How do you strike a balance between free-styling improvisation and rigorous book development?  By asking and answering the right questions - ones that will lay a stable foundation of...

7 Ways to Reconnect with Your WHY

7 Ways to Reconnect with Your WHY

7 Ways to Reconnect with Your Why and Successfully Finish Your Book This Year. By now you probably have your 2020 writing goals in place. But before you spring into action like the cartoon road runner, there’s something I want you to check on first - your WHY behind...

Brainstorm Like a Ghostwriter

Brainstorm Like a Ghostwriter

How to brainstorm like a ghostwriter and write a better book. One of the best parts of my job as a ghostwriter is extracting my clients’ stories and messages through interview calls. Quite often I uncover ideas they didn't even know they had inside them. How do I do...

8 Takeaways from National Achievers Congress

8 Takeaways from National Achievers Congress

How many business conferences do you attend each year? I’ll admit I used to attend at least 2 per year. Since moving to Florida in 2017, however, I’ve become a bit of a happy hermit, cranking out books for my clients, recording my daily podcast, and enjoying my circus...

 

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