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The Deluge of Books

You might think it’s hard to get noticed in today’s publishing marketplace.
You’d be right.
Not only are there something like 3.4 million Kindle books on Amazon, a new book is made available every five minutes – or 12 new books an hour.
Most of those are undoubtedly independent, self-published books. But still – you’ve got a lot [...]

Give Yourself Time to Be Creative

You’re probably doing several things at once under the mistaken impression that you’re multitasking and efficient.
You are, in fact, rapidly switching from task to task, never alighting on one for very long. And you’re probably not that efficient at what you’re doing. You actually cannot concentrate on two things at once.
In any event, if you’re [...]

Writing to Various Readers

Your ideal reader doesn’t really exist.
A lot of writers think of their so-called ideal reader when putting their book together – perhaps it’s their first reader, their spouse, their old teacher, their best friend – thinking that if they keep this person in mind while writing, they will be at their most relaxed.
That’s a good [...]

Citing Sources

If you’re writing a book you’re probably an expert in your field, though you may find yourself needing to do additional research. By all means do, and don’t forget to let your readers know where you found the information, and credit the source.
It’s all too easy for anyone to cut and paste material from other [...]

The Moment of Creation

If you’re writing a book to build your business, that’s fantastic. But if you’re writing a book, don’t look to the possibility of what may happen after it’s done. Concentrate on writing your book now.
Enjoy this process. The future takes care of itself, really. It never is real because it’s always the future. The present [...]

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