Category «Writing»

5 Ways to Write Faster and Better This Fall

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It’s fall and everyone is thinking about all the writing that did not get done during the summer.  LOL Here are five tips you can use to write your book as quickly as possible. 1.     Slow down and get organized.  If you are in a hurry to finish your book, you can easily become overwhelmed …

Who is the Villain of Your Book?

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Every book needs a hero and a villain, even non-fiction ones. A while back I wrote a blog post about finding the hero of your book. If you missed that article, you can review it here There is a flip-side to that conversation. It’s also important to identify the villain of your book. I don’t …

Who’s the Hero of Your Book?

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Who’s the Hero of Your Book? Every book, even non-fiction ones, has a hero. Yet, most non-fiction writers are not taught to consider this. The hero of your book is a catalyst for change. When you determine the hero of your book, you’ll be able to more clearly communicate the message of your book in …

Stuck in the Writing Wasteland?

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In last week’s training call we talked about the 12 stages of the Author’s Journey. Step 6 is one that presents many challenges for authors. I call this step The Writing Wasteland. It’s the stage where you are in the process of writing your book and experiencing joy, frustration, fear, elation, pride, and extreme doubt. …

Authors- This Book is for YOU!

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It’s so easy to get stressed out over your book writing, marketing, and business building activities.   We all work so hard and are so focused on our goals and timelines that our book writing efforts can feel like drudgery instead of creative joy. The remedy to all this stress waits for you in Marney K. …

Growing Your Productivity Garden (Part 2)

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Another helpful guest post from Sue Couch. Thanks Sue! Now that you’ve planted your productivity garden, it’s time to take steps to help it grow.  It’s interesting that vegetables harvested from gardens and farms are called “produce”, with the emphasis on the “pro”.  As a “pro” yourself, you can step up your own productive growth …

Growing Your Productivity Garden (Part One)

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Thanks to Sue Couch for this great guest article! A productive garden that yields an abundance of flowers or vegetables is created by good seeds, rich soil, the sun, rain, and careful weeding and tending. A gardener has to prepare and enrich the soil, plant the seeds, weed, and nurture the garden, steps all provided …