If you’re publishing with a traditional publisher, you’re going to get feedback from your editor, believe me. But if you’re self-publishing, how do you get feedback on your work? What should you do with the feedback you get? And how do you know what feedback to take seriously...

Every author has been there--right where you are. Sitting at your keyboard, or with a pen in your hand, and wondering when the magic will kick in. Right now, with political instability, conversations on race and social justice (some productive and some not) and the ever-changing COVID-19...

Writing a book is a big goal. Lots of people take it on, but only a small percentage of them actually achieve it. So what do published authors know that wanna-be authors haven't learned? How do they manage to hit their big writing goal? Breaking that big...

You're reading along, and the book is great. But you turn the page, and it's over. That's all there is. No warning. The book is just done, and you feel a bit cheated. Readers can feel the end of your book coming, but they don't want to...

Imagine opening someone else's book and reading your own words, seeing a framework you created from scratch, or reading your ideas. You'd probably react with shock and anger.  You might even believe the author intentionally stole your work. And maybe they did plagiarize on purpose. But in...

The authors I'm coaching at any given time are writing books on a wide variety of subjects. And they all have different reasons for becoming authors. Some want to tell great stories. Some want to educate and inspire. Some want to be seen as experts. And some...

Why are you writing your book? It's a question you should answer before you get too deep in the process. You can write your book to enlighten, inspire, educatate, or entertain. You can write your book to share your story--or someone else's story. You can write your book to...

You know you have to write consistently if you ever want to finish writing your book. Some people will tell you it's possible to write your book in a weekend or a week, but that's just not true. Well, it might be if you don't care about...

Are you telling your story in your book? Whether you're writing your memoir, a how-to book, or other expert nonfiction, you need to tell your own story incredibly well. Avoid the common mistakes new authors often make when telling their stories. Hook your readers and make them...

When it comes to writing well, small things make a big difference. That's actually good news for authors. It means a few small tweaks really can take your writing from good to great. And fortunately, there's a good chance you already know more than you think you...