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...

Recently, a coaching client described to me how much her writing has improved over the last several years. I was thrilled to learn she understood this essential truth about writing: You can write better. If you're willing to put in some practice, you can improve your writing. And...

Over the last decade of coaching dozens and dozens of clients to become authors, I’ve come to learn that writing a book is an act of leadership. In this episode, I explain why authors are leaders and now is the very best time to step up...

You know what you want to write. You have a plan. You've scheduled your writing time. But when you sit down  to write, the words just don't come. Becoming an author for the first time, can be an intimidating process. And it's downright scary when you think...

Great stories will hook your readers and make them feel closer to you, even when the stories aren't about you or your personal life. Luckily, engaging storytelling is easy when you know the elements every good story needs. Sharing authentic stories in your how-to book, memoir,...

As I record this episode, the world is dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, an exceptionally challenging crisis. We're all faced with changes to daily life, shifts in our routines, and challenges we've never before experienced. But for those of us lucky enough to be healthy and...

Unless you're writing a dry, boring technical manual, you need to include the right stories in your non-fiction book. A memoir is one long story made up of a series of stories. But your personal development, professional development, how-to, and subject-matter explanation books also need stories. Including...