Tell Everything

Tell Everything You Know

  Withholding is just not pretty. If you’re writing a nonfiction book or information product, you need to tell everything you know about the subject. People buy from you because they need that information. Now that doesn’t mean that you can’t break your subject matter down into several books or products. But you do need…

Choosing Your Book Topic

Choosing Your Book Topic

Choosing your book topic would seem to be pretty much of a no-brainer for most of us—after all, we typically set out to write books about the industry we work in. Most of the people I coach, ghostwrite or edit for use books to reach out to their specific target markets. Their general topic is…

Learn to write a book

How Long Should Your Book Be?

I had an excellent English teacher in ninth grade, Mr. Lynch. Actually, I was lucky enough to have many excellent teachers but there are a few whose voices still ring in my head. Mr. Lynch is one of those voices. He would assign a paper and invariably, someone would ask, “How long should it be?”…

Keep the momentum going

Capitalize on Momentum

Writing a high quality book takes time. But unless you’re writing the Great American Novel or the Unabridged History of Everything, you don’t want it to take too long. I shoot for 90 days for my coaching clients for a reason and not just because it sounds snappy.   When you’re writing something as large…

Ideas

Choose One

“Every writer or wanna-be writer has ideas for books. The problem isn’t finding an idea, it’s choosing one” ― Jo Linsdell   I was approached last week by an acquaintance who was looking for writers to write books that he had ideas for. The deal was that he would supply the idea and 30-40 pages…

The Passion of Ray Bradbury

“The things that you do should be things that you love. And things that you love should be things that you do.”    – Ray Bradbury   A friend posted a link to this conversation with Ray Bradbury on the day Ray’s body passed away. It is stunning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLuDOEuwwso&feature=youtu.be   Aldous Huxley told Ray that…