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Writing Sizzling Book Bullets

Bullet points can be an author’s best friend.  They are essential for book web copy and also for other marketing materials.  Most non-fiction book covers feature bullet points as well. In case you are not familiar with the term, a bullet list is a series of short statements put together with dots in front of …

Golden Nuggets from Successful Authors

Since the Successful Author Secrets program is in full swing this month, I wanted to give you some golden nuggets of information shared by our expert panel thus far in the program. Taming Your Writing Gremlins– Every Author faces fears and negative self – talk regarding her writing.  These fears fall into two areas- lack …

Interview with an Amazing Successful Author

Marney K. Makridakis is the author of Creating Time. She founded the Artella online community for creators of all kinds and the print magazine Artella. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of self-discovery through art. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her online at http://www.artellaland.com. Why did you write Creating …

Today’s Feature Presentation

Give yourself 19 minutes to watch this TED presentation by Simon Sineck.  It will change how you think about your book, your work, and  your mission in this world. http://blog.ted.com/2010/05/04/how_great_leade/   I’d love to hear your comments!  Post them here on the blog.

What Would Most Help You Soar?

I’m planning a short course for this summer and would love to hear what you’d like to learn next from me. I’m considering these topics: Book Websites that Work How to Teach Teleseminars Building an Online Buzz for Your Book How to Publish Your Book Independently

5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Writing

If you’ve been blogging, writing articles or working on your book for a while, you may be feeling a little bored.  Your ideas may seem to be going in circles, drying up, or just a rehash of the same old things you’ve written about in the past. Boredom is dangerous for an author. If you …

Does Your Book Need a Trademark?

A trademark or service mark is a way to establish that you own a brand.  Trademarks can be a phrase, logo, words, name or any combination that identifies you as the owner of some goods or merchandise, such as NIKE®shoes.  A service mark registers the provision of a service, such as a coaching process.  People …

The 3 E’s Every Successful Book Requires

Aspiring Authors often wonder just how to write their book. They have many ideas and struggle to determine which ones to expand and include in a manuscript and which ones to discard or save for another purpose, like a blog post or article. If you are having trouble crafting the outline for your book or …