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Should You Share Your Story with The World?

2 May, 2019 , , ,

One of the biggest roadblocks that new authors face when they want to transform their story into a book is a simple lack of confidence. How do you know that your story is worth sharing? Will it resonate with readers? Does it indeed have the ability to help and inspire people? Asking yourself these questions […]

Plotting Your Story to Create an Effective Book

24 Apr, 2019 , , , ,

You may already have a story in your head that is itching to get out. You know the experiences, obstacles, and life lessons to include. And you know all the major events that shape your story, and move it forward. This is especially true if you’re basing your story and book on real-life events and […]

Who Should Attend the Book Bound Event?

10 Apr, 2019 , , , ,

If you’ve been mulling over the idea of writing a book, you may have already heard of Book Bound. Book Bound is our acclaimed three-day event that occurs once or twice a year to help new authors map out their book from start to finish. You may already have a fantastic story in mind, but […]

Your Story: “You Should Write A Book”

27 Mar, 2019 , , ,

Every single person has a story. And regardless of specific life paths or individual obstacles, every person’s story has fascinating twists and turns that helped shape their future. We all have big life events that transformed our outlook, and distinctive backgrounds and integral people who influenced us along the way. After it all, there’s a reason […]

Becoming An Author: Start Your Book – And Finish It!

20 Mar, 2019 , , ,

If you are inching closer to finishing your story, or have made great progress, you already have a lot to be proud of. According to recent studies, around 80-90% of Americans feel like they have a book they could write, but very few move past the stage of vague ambition. In fact, some surveys and studies […]

Ready to Share the Work? Tips for Co-Writing A Book

6 Mar, 2019 , , , ,

Perhaps you don’t have enough time to give your book the attention it deserves. Or perhaps you’re tackling a topic where other voices and points of view can enhance the story. Regardless of your specific reasons, co-writing a book with a colleague, friend, or fellow writer can boost your work from start to finish. It […]

Technical FAQs When Writing Your Book

19 Feb, 2019 , , , , ,

If this is your first foray into writing a book, you may have all the essentials covered – such as the basis of your story, or a detailed outline from start to finish. But as your book progresses, it’s not unusual for a few technical questions to pop up during the process. Every first-time author […]

The Four People Every Author Needs

13 Feb, 2019 , , , , ,

Writing may be a solitary exercise, but every author will discover as their book progresses that no one ever strictly works alone. In fact, you may find along the way that there are actually a few key players who are instrumental to your book’s success. These are who you can depend on to continually move […]

Create the Perfect Space for Writing

6 Feb, 2019 , , , ,

One of the best things you can do to stay motivated to keep plugging along on your book is to have a space where the inspiration and creativity flows freely. Setting up a home office or workstation can be a tricky endeavor, though, because you want to ensure that it feels inviting, and like a […]

Create An Unforgettable Ending to Your Story

23 Jan, 2019 , ,

Just as the first pages of your story are crucial for grabbing and holding your readers’ attention, the last pages of your book are equally important to ensure your story has an impact. How you finish your book will determine how well your story resonates with readers. And a great ending can leave your audience […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Authors

2 Jan, 2019 , , , ,

2019 is officially here! It’s a great time to turn your attention to writing and sharing your story. Need a little inspiration to make writing a priority in 2019? Then consider these essential resolutions that will ensure you stay motivated and keep writing in the months to come. Six New Years Resolutions for Writing 1. […]

Six Tips for Positioning Yourself As The Expert

19 Dec, 2018 , , , ,

Whether you are writing a book, starting a business, or positioning yourself to be the “go-to” person in a particular field, it’s essential that your audience or readers see you as The Expert. This rule of thumb applies regardless of your ambition, or your particular subject, as you’ll attract new fans and followers simply by […]

Overcoming The Challenges of Writing Your Story

12 Dec, 2018 , , , ,

When it comes to writing and publishing your very first book, be prepared for a few expected and unexpected obstacles. Sharing your story is certainly a worthy endeavor that can provide plenty of both short-term satisfaction and long-term success. But the road to get from idea to a piece of literature in print can certainly […]

Want to Get Your Reader’s Attention Quickly?

5 Dec, 2018 , , , , , , ,

If you have spent hours browsing through books online or at a brick and mortar bookstore, then you already know that those first few pages can carry a lot of weight. The beginning of your book sets the tone for the story to come. It is your opportunity to grab and hold a reader’s attention […]

Five Ways to Quickly Improve Your Writing

28 Nov, 2018 , , , , , , , , ,

It takes a lot of practice and hard work to create a book — even if it’s your own story! And even top selling authors have to continually hone their craft, and constantly work to improve their writing skills. Luckily, if you are on a mission to be a better writer – which is a […]

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