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Book Writing

To Every Entrepreneur Who Won't Write Their Book--It's Time

Tucker Max | Posted 09.28.2016 | Books
Tucker Max

As an entrepreneur, what do you really need? What does every entrepreneur always want more of, especially for their business? Attention.

The 3 Models of Modern Publishing -- And How You Should Choose

Tucker Max | Posted 09.21.2016 | Books
Tucker Max

If you're reading this, you've already written a book, or you are seriously considering it. Now the question you want answered is, "What's the best book publishing option for me?"

The Complete Guide To Writing Your Book

Tucker Max | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Tucker Max

Entrepreneur Magazine asked me to detail our method exactly in this post, so that you can do it yourself at home, and finally finish the book you know you need to write.

Use 'The 3 Gates of Speech' When Writing Memoir

Tammy Letherer | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts
Tammy Letherer

It was a summer day in 1977; I was watching "Days of Our Lives" with my mom while she folded laundry. The announcer broke in. "Elvis is dead," he said...

The (Secret) Way Bestselling Authors Edit Their Writing

Tucker Max | Posted 09.07.2016 | Books
Tucker Max

Your job in the revision stage is to make sure that your book says what you want it to say, in the way that you want to say it. This is your book and your voice, after all.

Everything You Need To Know About Modern Ghostwriting

Tucker Max | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business
Tucker Max

You have a book in you that you need to write, but you haven't done it, and you probably aren't ever going to do it yourself. So what now? One common solution is to hire a ghostwriter.

How To Make Money With A Book

Tucker Max | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Tucker Max

If you want to make money from a book, don't focus on selling copies, use your book as a marketing tool that gets you attention and sales for something else.

10 Ways to Overcome Writer's Block

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Whatever the writing task, you may be facing a tight deadline and the last thing you need is writer's block -- that crippling feeling that nothing you write is right. Or worse, staring at the page or screen when nothing at all seems to flow from your brain to the screen.

Did You Know Goals Are for Losers?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.02.2016 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I needed cover blurbs for a book. I got three. Good ones! And I learned so much about how things get done in the world.

Give Me a Self-published Author Over One From a Traditional Publisher Any Day

Christina Larmer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Books
Christina Larmer

I know, now, that if a traditional publisher did phone and offer me a publishing contract, if they could convince me they'd get me through a dreaded Acquisitions Meeting with my self-esteem intact, I'd say thanks but no thanks.

When Did Writing Become a War?

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.28.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

There's nothing wrong with having a daily goal if that works for you as a writer, but why should you be ashamed or crazed because you don't reach that daily goal -- what's the sense in that? Why have we let the word count become our master?

The Biggest Lesson I Learned Writing A Book At 17

Cailin Loesch | Posted 12.13.2014 | Teen
Cailin Loesch

So, yes, my sister and I wrote a book at 17. But I also learned a lesson that will influence every single thing that I will write in the future, and I am sure that it's for the better.

How The Lion's Gate Changed My Story

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I wrote a book about a Vietnam veteran. I was in foreign territory, all right. I knew very little about war, weapons, world history, world geography, and almost anything else that would've helped me translate this man's experience to the printed page.

The Lost Father

Babette Hughes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Babette Hughes

Did this really happen? I believe so. But it really doesn't matter, not to me, because I have absorbed so many reports and whispers and been told so many confessions and recollections for so long that they have become part of me and are fixed as the moon.

Life Lessons From a Street Wise Guy

Don McNay | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business
Don McNay

My street wise father, Joe McNay, taught me that servers, nurses, plumbers and other support people can be the most important individuals in your life. Dad died 20 years ago this week at age 59.

Creating The Capitolist

Karin Tanabe | Posted 04.06.2013 | Books
Karin Tanabe

I'm glad I learned early that even a roman à clef is not the place to covertly write about your enemies or that girl you just couldn't stand because she always smelled like peanut butter sandwiches.

Taming Those First Book Jitters

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Congratulations. You got a book contract! Now it's time to finish the manuscript. Are you frozen with fear, wondering if you're up to the task? That, in my opinion, is a great place to be.

And Then What Happened?: My Self-Publishing Diaries

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books
Julie Gerstenblatt

I was at a shiva call eating a bagel with lox, schmoozing with friends and relatives of the deceased. I was positioned between the living and dining rooms of a split-level ranch, feet hurting from standing for so long, when my life as an unpublished author suddenly took a turn.

William Harvey and the Myth of Objective, Empirical Science

Thomas Wright | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Thomas Wright

The traditional portrait of William Harvey is, I argue, an icon of an objective, quasi-mystical form of empirical science that Harvey himself never practiced or believed in, but which continues to find adherents today.

Write the Right Book

Lisa Tener | Posted 10.22.2012 | Books
Lisa Tener

So how do you know what book to write? I tell my authors to do a pre-book audit -- and it always works.

Writing a Dozen Books This Year

Matt Forbeck | Posted 08.12.2012 | Books
Matt Forbeck

The biggest question I hear from people, of course, is "Are the books any good?" The implication, of course, is that something made fast can't be made well.

How She Does It: A Day in the Life of a College Writing Professor

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Stephanie Vanderslice

Your house is pretty messy, though it would pass a health department inspection with no problem, which has become your standard. Colleagues regularly comment on the jumble that is your office.

Why Every Business Owner Should Publish a Book (and How to Do It)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

Publishing a book is a great way of growing your expert status and enhancing your credibility within your market.

Help Me Understand Why We Have So Many Misunderstandings About Book Writing

John Joss | Posted 03.05.2012 | Books
John Joss

Consider the facts of life in this age of bottom-line, 'pull' publishing in which publishers rarely support new authors, except via personal introduction by insiders. If you have a publishing ambition, consider these realities.

In Between Books: The 'Catch-22' of Pre- and Post-Partum Book Depression

Erica Heller | Posted 02.21.2012 | Home
Erica Heller

When you are not working on a book, the day grows dark and thoughts are aimless, scattered. Naked bulletin boards stare at me. "J'accuse!" they all but cry.