Although every author faces doubts along the way, successful authors all have one approach to combat them in common. They know how to commit to their book and work consistently until it's done—even though there are doubts. In this episode, I give 3 simple tools you can...

Comparison is a double-edged sword. On one hand it can be dangerous—even paralyzing—to compare your book to some of your favorite authors' works. But there's also power in that natural inclination to compare yourself to others. In this episode, you'll discover when and how you should compare your...

Telling a story is more than just writing down the facts. In this episode, we explore how you can paint a detailed picture so your readers can vividly experience the place you were in when your story (or the story you're writing about) happened. Use these tips...

Family, friends, job, business, self care, errands, social life! You have so much on your plate already and sometimes, you're just too tired to write. The bad news is there are often times when you don't feel your best but you still  really need to write to...

Does it really make a difference where you are as you sit down to write your book? You better believe it absolutely does. In this episode, we dive into how you can create a space that supports and catalyze your writing—even when it feels like there's no...

It's completely normal to want to have as big of an audience as possible for you book. You're writing to connect with many, many people. But don't forget focusing on the wrong readers can actually cause you to lose your true audience. In this episode, I explain why...

The number of people who want to write a book and actually make it happen is quite small. But there's no reason you can't be one of that elite group. If you're struggling to get started, continue, or finally finish writing your book, this episode is just...

If you're teaching readers how to do something--anything at all--this episode is for you. How-to books seem simple to write, and they can be. But only if you know the secrets of bestselling how-to books. The best personal development, professional development, and self-help books all share these...

Painting yourself as a perfect person in your book is never the way to go. (Unless you actually are perfect, so you know . . . ) No one wants to read about the expert who never faced an obstacle. You don't have to tell all your...