3 Tips to Help You FINALLY Write Your Book

3 Tips to Help You FINALLY Write Your Book

If you’ve always dreamed of writing a book but haven’t yet made it happen, you’re not alone. In fact, while 81% of people say they want to write a book, only a few manage to get it done. I used to be “one of the 81%” and now I’m “one of the few.” While I’ve…

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Music to Write By

writing music

Some people love to listen to music when writing and in fact, can’t work well without music or some other noise in the background. Other people work best in absolute silence. I lean toward the “absolute silence” end of the spectrum and love to work in a very quiet environment. The problem for people like…

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Are You Drifting or Driven?

goals for the new year

Over the past week I watched two videos by Michael Hyatt that really challenged me. Here are a few of my thoughts on them, along with links to the videos in case you want to watch them yourself. Video 1: Design Your Life Michael really nailed it when it said something along the lines of,…

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My Book Editing and Proofreading Process: Tips for Self-Editing Your Book

how to self-edit your book

I recently chatted with a fellow independent author about the sometimes high cost of self-publishing. Editing is one of the most expensive aspects of self-publishing, for good reason. I’ve done a lot of editing myself, and it not only requires a high level of skill, but it also takes a lot of focused time. There’s…

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How Technology Can Boost Blogging Productivity

How Technology Can Boost Blogging Productivity

Technology can be a big time suck. You sit down at your computer to write, and before you know it, you’re reading email, or watching videos on Facebook. The great news is, when used correctly, technology can also be used to increase your productivity. Here are some of the ways that you can use technology…

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How to Keep Track of Blog Post Ideas

blog post ideas ideas

As a blogger, it’s really important to keep track of all of the blogging ideas you come up with. We all have great ideas, but them seem to go as quickly as they come, unless you write them down. In fact, as I’m typing this, I recall having a great idea as I was drifting…

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The #1 Thing I Learned from Every Writer Needs a Tribe by Jeff Goins

I recently read an eBook by Jeff Goins titled Every Writer Needs a Tribe. It was for me, one of the most encouraging books that I’ve read as a writer in quite a while. There are several lessons in the book, and I would say that one of the biggest points focuses on the five different types…

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Scrivener for Windows – A Quick and Easy Guide [Review]

Scrivener for Windows

As a writer, you’ve probably heard about the program, Scrivener. Writers everywhere rave about it. I purchased Scrivener a few years back. I tried to like it. I really did. But it was so confusing, and it just seemed too hard to learn. That is until I purchased a couple of Scrivener courses on Udemy.

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How to Use Stories to Sell Your Non-Fiction eBook

how to use stories to sell your nonfiction book

The deeper I get into Kindle publishing (both my own books, and books of my clients), the more focused I am on how to promote those books. I enjoyed this video by Joan Stewart on how to use stories to sell your non-fiction Kindle book.

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Learn Scrivener Fast vs. Scrivener for Windows

Scrivener for Windows

If you’ve been a writer for much time at all, and if you spend time with other writers (online or in person), you’ve likely heard of Scrivener. Because of that, I won’t go into a huge explanation of what Scrivener is. What I will say, however, is that I’ve personally had a hard time adapting…

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