4 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

4 Ways to Beat Writer’s Block

Sooner or later, every author faces some version of writer’s block. I’ve seen it with my clients, I’ve seen it with my author friends, and most recently, I’ve seen it with myself as I struggle to move forward on my fifth novel. Over the past few weeks it’s hit me...
Write Your Business Book: Theme

Write Your Business Book: Theme

In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of understanding your reader so that you can take him or her on a journey from a not-so-good place to a new-and-improved place. Today, we’re going bring it back to you, the author, and talk about your Theme. This is...
How to Write a Business Book—Start with Your Reader

How to Write a Business Book—Start with Your Reader

Over the past few months, I’ve been writing a lot about the publishing side of creating a book, about platforms and marketing and costs, etc. All of which are important … but not as important as writing the actual book. So let’s spend some time talking about that,...

Firehose Syndrome & What Writers Can Do about It

This is something that’s been coming up in conversation and in practice quite a bit recently: what I call Firehose Syndrome. Some writers, especially those who are writing about something they’re really passionate about, totally geek out. They try to show off every...
Ritualizing Your Writing

Ritualizing Your Writing

Twelve days ago, I started a new book and made it my goal to sit down first thing every the morning and write 1000 words. No fewer, because I want to see progress. No more, because I don’t want to get all fired up, write 10,000 words in a day and then lose all my...