Writing, Resilience & Book Deals

Writing. ​Resilience. Let’s face it: the two are linked. We’ve…


Writing Through Upheaval: This is What RESILIENCE Looks Like

It’s hard to remember the world before the pandemic.  Back in January 2020, I…


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When to Hire Help for Your Book - and When to Go it Alone

I don’t know about you, but I like to DIY things as much as I can. I even…


Foreword, Preface or Introduction? Choosing Your Front Matter

What’s the difference between a Foreword, a Preface, a Prelude, and an…


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Spotlight! 7 Wonderful Clients in Book Proposal Academy 2019

It seems like just last week that I was signing up folks for Book Proposal…


Decided to Write Your Book? Great! Expect Life to Change

When I moved to New York, I was overwhelmed for months. It was so intense that…


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What's Your Quick Pitch? Why You Need a Hook

This week in Book Proposal Academy, I’ve been talking about the…


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Are You Suppressing Your True Voice?

When you’re writing a book, you want it to have a great voice. Meaning,…


Checklist: Are You Ready to be a Best-Selling Author?

Do you have an urgent feeling inside that says, "Help! I’ve got a book in me…


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Why You Should NOT Write Your Entire Book First - Don’t Do It!

This advice applies mostly to non-fiction books. Fiction writers – keep…