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Weekly Tips for Writing & Publishing Your Bestselling Book

Reignite Your Love of Reading Apr 14, 2024

With the constant distractions of our devices, many of us find ourselves feeling that we don't have time to read – even if we were avid readers when we were younger.

The truth is, there are...

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A New Take on KISS: Keep It Short and Simple Apr 07, 2024

People often get intimidated at the prospect of writing a book, thinking, "Books are big. I've never written anything that long before." 

But I'll let you in on a little secret: A good book...

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AI Is Not Entirely Evil Mar 31, 2024

In last week's newsletter, I lambasted MovableType for claiming that its AI can write you an even semi-decent book in 15 minutes.

Only you can share your stories and wisdom.

And... AI also can be...

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Beware of Empty AI Promises Mar 26, 2024

I almost vomited when I got an email announcing that, with a mere prompt, click, and payment, MovableType will "compile a high-quality first draft of your book (over 35,000 words, 150+ pages) in...

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You May Have ALREADY Written Your Book Mar 25, 2024

Writing a book is a powerful way to build your brand, but the time commitment involved might feel overwhelming.

Well, I have great news for you!

You may not be as far away from holding your book in...

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Tapping Into the Power of Teamwork Mar 23, 2024

In 8th grade, my good friend Rachel and I wrote this song as we worked together on a class project:

Cooperation, it's in our blood

Cooperation, we won't stop til we're done

Cooperation, it takes...

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Leaning In to Purpose Power Mar 23, 2024

Since 2015, I've been a paid contributor to Forbes. My "swim lane," as developed by me and my editor at the time, Christina Vuleta, is "aligning your career with your life purpose."

Studies show...

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Stepping Into Your Power at 50+ Mar 23, 2024

At 50, I finally stepped into my power.

Because this past year, the year I turned 50, is the year when I launched my online course to teach aspiring authors how to write and publish your nonfiction...

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The Problem Is You Think You Have Time Mar 23, 2024

When I was a young adult, my mom frequently would share her favorite aphorism: "The problem is you think you have time. 

When we are children, time floats by so slowly that it can feel... just...

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Introducing One of My Favorite Writing Tools Mar 23, 2024

"How do I even begin to write a book?" 

People ask me this question all the time.

My answer: One chunk at a time.

At the beginning, don't worry about structure. Just start putting words on the...

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Follow Your Bliss Mar 22, 2024

For most of my life, I dreamed of being a teacher.

But I didn't realize that dream until now. 

In high school, I taught Sunday school (a little known fact about me). I'm not a particularly...

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Write While Driving, Cooking and Folding Laundry Mar 22, 2024

You don't have time to write. Who does?

Well, I have a secret to share:

You can write while you're doing other things:

  • Write while driving
  • Write while folding laundry
  • Write while cooking
  • Write...
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