Why Writers Should Fish Every Day

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Are you “fishing” daily for new connections? If not, you need to read this post. W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin). He provides  tips and reasons to cast consistently and catch new “fish.” In many ways, publishing your writing is a lot like becoming a highly skilled fisherman. While some people occasionally fish as a hobby, the […]

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How to Write a Book When Writing Is NOT Your Strength

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Not all writers consider themselves writers, but they still write books and get them published. How can this be true? In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) provides five tips anyone can use to become a better writer. I’m going to let you in on a big secret: not all writers are born […]

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Four Essential Characteristics You Need to Write a Transformational Book

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You want to write a nonfiction book that inspires lasting change—to become a transformational book author.  But you wonder, “Have I got what it takes to transform readers’ lives?” And you believe you aren’t an expert or leader and don’t know enough or have the credentials to tell anyone how to do anything…let alone change. […]

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The 4 Stages of Creation for Nonfiction Authors

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This blog post is a slightly revised excerpt of the “Four Stages of Creation” chapter in my most-recently published book, Creative Visualization for Writers. Find out more and purchase a copy here. How do nonfiction writers create? There are many ways, but I love using a mystical creation process. In fact, you can create anything, […]

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3 Ways Authors Can Gain Visibility Using Twitter

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So many aspiring and published authors think Twitter is a stupid or worthless social media network. so they decide to focus their energy and attention on other social media sites. In today’s guest post, Kathleen Gage (@KathleenGage), an internationally recognized Internet marketing advisor, explains why and how to use Twitter to become more visibile to […]

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What’s at the Root of Your Writing Impasse?

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In her recent post about How Writers Write: Lessons Learned from Monica Hesse, professional writer Deb Hemley (@dhemley) explored how writing in-depth narrative nonfiction can require immersing yourself in the story. Today, she discusses how to continue writing when immersion isn’t enough to keep the words flowing. Sometimes, even after the most immersive writing experiences, […]

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The One Factor that Will Help You Write Consistently

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The most significant challenge writers face is learning to write consistently. They say they want to write daily but instead do so sporadically if at all. I bet you understand—unless you are one of the few who sits down at the computer every day at the same time and knocks out a specific number of […]

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5 Reasons Why Nonfiction Authors Need Career Plans

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Most nonfiction writers and authors take a haphazard approach to their careers. Doing so offers a sure-fire way to bypass success. To achieve your goals as a nonfiction writer, you need to have a big-picture vision of your career—where you are now, where you want to go, and how you will get there. But it’s […]

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Is My Idea Fit to Become a Nonfiction Book?

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Not all ideas are fit to become books. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) offeres important distinctions that help writers determine if an idea should become a book or would be better served as a blog post or article. Before you decide to write a book, you need to determine if the […]

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How Writers Write: Lessons Learned from Monica Hesse

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How do writers write? That’s a common question asked by newbie (and even more seasoned) writers. A peek at someone else’s successful writing process can provide keys for developing your own. Today, professional writer Deb Hemley (@dhemley) gives us an inside look at how one narrative nonfiction writer produced her acclaimed book. “At its best, […]

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How Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson Became Mega Authors

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Bestselling authors don’t reach that status simply with good ideas and writing. Mega authors focus on book marketing and promotion. In today’s guest post, Kathleen Gage (@KathleenGage), an internationally recognized Internet marketing advisor, explains the importance of podcasts and radio shows in the making of  successful authors and books. Ask most authors if they would […]

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How to 5X Your Success as a Nonfiction Writer this Year

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Every month for a year I’ve challenged you to up your game as a nonfiction writer. Before that, I offered you 52 nonfiction writing prompts. But it’s a new year—and time to switch things up a bit. This year, I want to challenge you to step into your best writing self. What does that mean? […]

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How to Keep Moving Toward Your Writing Goals in December

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Things get pretty quiet in the publishing industry in late December. That doesn’t mean you need to stop moving toward your writing goals. In fact, this is a great time to develop some tenacity and make big strides forward. In this guest post, W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) offers a variety of tips on how to […]

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Four Proven Ways to Help Authors Gain More Book Reviews

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Reviews can make or break a book. The more reviews your book receives, the more likely readers will find and purhcase it. Today, Kyle Bell (@kbeezy902) offers tips on how to find  and develop reelationships with reviewers. Book reviews are regarded as the Holy Grail of marketing because they allow you to present social proof […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Nonfiction Book’s Foreword, Preface and Introduction?

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Foreword. Preface. Introduction. What’s the difference between these parts of a nonfiction book, and which of them are required? In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) answers these commonly asked questions. The lingo that editors and other publishing types use for different parts of books and their creation can get confusing. And no […]

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