Category: Books and Literature

Share Your Story, Leave a Legacy

11 Oct, 2017 , , , , , , , , ,

Imagine if you have the solution to someone else’s problem, but because you didn’t share your story, they never found it. Not telling your story is a missed opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, as well as yours. When you bring your passions and experience together to write a book, you become the […]

A Step-By-Step Guide to More Effective Writing

20 Sep, 2017 , , , ,

When I first started writing my book I only knew one thing for sure: I wanted to tell my story because I knew my story mattered. I know you have a story just waiting to get into the hands to those who need it most. I want to help you share your story because it […]

5 Ways “Book Bound” Will Make You an Author

13 Sep, 2017 , , , ,

It’s that time of year again! “Book Bound By The Sea” is just around the corner. Most “Book Bounders” will agree this 2-and-a-half day event will get your book OUT of your head and ON to paper. What have hundreds of authors experienced at “Book Bound,” and what’s waiting for you whenever you’re ready to […]

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Guns When Willpower Is Low

6 Sep, 2017 , , , ,

Whatever your goal, lack of willpower can sabotage even the best intentions. What do you want to achieve? Do you want to…. Write a book? Start a business? Get a promotion? Be a public speaker? Shed a few pounds? Buy a new car? Change the world? Goals come in all shapes and sizes, big and […]

5 Ways to Nourish Your Mind

30 May, 2017 ,

What input is your brain receiving? Are the external stimuli, information and knowledge you filter through your mind, helping or harming you? Let’s tune into the Mental spoke of the “Wheel of Life,” created by none other than Zig Ziglar, himself. Why is mental awareness so important? The way you think impacts the opinions you […]

6 Criteria To A Great Title

11 Apr, 2017 , , , ,

“What’s in a name?”, Shakespeare once said. Today we asked, “What’s in a title?” What about a great title? The truth is, your book could have some great, standout titles — the trick is finding it. Here are six criteria to a truly great title. 1. It Stands out and Is Distinctive. A great title […]

“Title” Wave

27 Jul, 2016 , , , , , , ,

There’s mixed information on just how important a book title is in the success of a book. Some say, not so much; others say Some say, not so much; others say very important. But, let’s let the facts speak for themselves. In a research study conducted by Thomas Nelson, readers consider the following seven attributes […]

Come Join Me at My Book Bound Workshop!

17 May, 2016 , , , , , , , ,

So, you read my recent post on writing a book, Think Writing a Book Won’t Benefit Your Business? Think Again!, and now your wheels are turning, right? You know writing a book will help promote your business, but you’re not sure how to get started. Then let me tell you about my exclusive “Book Bound” […]

How to Choose a Topic When Writing a New Book

27 Jan, 2016 , , , , , ,

The first step in writing a book is choosing a topic. For some writers, a topic idea has been percolating in their minds for a while, or they come across some piece of information that generates a topic idea. However, for others, it can be a challenging task to find a topic that will be […]

Should I Use a Publisher or Self-Publish?

4 Dec, 2015 , , , , ,

Congratulations, you’ve finished your book! Perhaps it will become a series that will make you the next J.K. Rowling with enough millions to open your own Gringotts. Or, perhaps you have a self-help book that will make you the next Dr. Phil. No matter how compelling your story or your book’s advice, you face the […]

Words to Avoid When Writing a Non-Fiction Book

6 Nov, 2015 , , , ,

Congratulations on your decision to write a nonfiction book! Whether it’s for personal or commercial purposes (or both), you’ll find it to be a fun and rewarding experience that opens the doors to a whole new world of possibilities. However, your nonfiction book will be much improved if you can avoid using these words: Best […]

Common Writing Mistakes to Avoid

30 Oct, 2015 , , , , , , , , ,

Fused Sentences I think every author has been guilty of making this mistake (including myself). A fused sentence, also known as a run-on sentence, occurs when two or more clauses are unnecessarily joined together. If the clauses can stand alone as their own separate sentences, you should either split them into two sentences or add […]

Simple Writing Tips that Work

17 Oct, 2015 , , , , , , ,

Writing isn’t an exact science; it’s a form of art that requires a combination of creativity, hard work, and practice. If you are struggling to write your first book, or even your second, you’re not alone — many of us struggle and run into road blocks. We have some writing tips to get you started […]

Where are the Best Places to Write?

18 Sep, 2015 , , , , , ,

Many authors struggle to write from home, simply because it’s filled with distractions. You may find yourself getting up every 30 minutes to let the dogs out, stopping to do laundry, cooking, or performing other “household activities.” When you spend your time doing these activities, however, you won’t have the time to write. This is […]

Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Writing a Book

22 Apr, 2015 , , , , , , , , , , ,

Still not convinced that writing a book is worth your time and energy? Granted, a lot of work goes into writing a book. You must choose a topic, research the topic, turn your thoughts into words, and then go back and proofread and edit everything before publishing it. Of course, this is just the general […]

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