May Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Start a Movement

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Movements. There are tons of them. Occupy Wall Street. The Labor Movement. The Women’s Rights Movement. Arab Spring. The Animal Rights Movement. The Anti-bullying Movement. The Anti-Apartheid Movement.Black Lives Matter. The Pro-Life Movement. As a writer, you can start your own movement. How? With a book, a blog, and an online presence. If you want […]

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How to Join the Grand Tradition of Authoring Change

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Through the ages, writers have been part of a grand tradition of authoring change. In the process, these writers have left a legacy in the form of published words that inspired movements, causes and changes in mindset. Think back to the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, I Ching, and Koran. How about the Declaration of Independence? Books […]

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Author the Change You Want to See in the World

Are you an activist who regularly works to bring about the change you want to see in the world? Maybe you’ve marched for women’s rights, protested the Dakota Access Pipeline, or joined forces with others at airports after Trump’s put into place his travel ban. If you live in the U.S., maybe you have called […]

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A Goodreads Primer for Nonfiction Authors

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If you aren’t using Goodreads as a way to build platform and promote your books, you’re missing a huge opportunity. And if you love to read, this social media site will feel easy and fun to use. In today’s guest post, Frances Caballo (@CaballoFrances) explains how to get started and use Goodreads effectively. Goodreads has […]

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Blossom into Your Best Writing Self

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Spring has arrived and with it a challenge for you to bloom as a writer. I love this quote from Elizabeth Appell, which applies perfectly to this challenge: …And then the day came when the risk to remain tight, in a bud, became more painful than the risk it took to blossom… Think about it… […]

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Why and How to Choose a Name for Your Writing or Publishing Company

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Most writers function as sole proprietors and choose to “do business as” (DBA) whatever company name they create. Have you ever wondered what how a DBA name works or how to choose a name for your writing business? Today, author and attorney Helen Sedwick (@HelenSedwick) provides the information you’ve been looking for about DBAs. This […]

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How to Write No Matter What Life Throws Your Way

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Do you write no matter what life throws your way? Most writers allow “life” to get in the way of writing. And I know it can…if you let it. I’ve been there, done that. I bet you have, too. I added “Certified High Performance Coach” to my Author Coach and Trainer credentials to discover strategies […]

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