Why You Want to Read Your Book Out Loud

Read your book out loud before you query literary agents and publishers. This is a good way to ‘hear’ if your book is ready for publishing. In fact, you may want to give your book to a trusted confidant and have them read your book out loud. Ask them for feedback such as: 1. Does […]

5 Tips to Writing Your Non-Fiction Book in 90 Days

Last week I listened and viewed a webinar from Steve Harrison and Ann McIndoo on how to write your non-fiction book in 90 days or less. Ann has worked with well known authors such as Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, Louise Hay, and many others. Her proven technique helped these authors sell millions of books and […]

What’s the Problem with Writing Coaching?

Sometimes a writer can benefit from hiring a writing coach. There’s no shortage of writing coaches — take your pick. A coach can help you become unstuck and move you and your writing forward. A coach can help you see the ‘big picture’ when it comes to your writing career. Maybe it’s time for you […]

Would You Stretch the Truth or Lie in a Memoir?

James Frey has been dragged through the media because of claims that he exaggerated some of the details in his book A Million Little Pieces. He recently appeared on Oprah as a way to bring closure to that chapter in his life. He felt he owed it to Oprah after the drama unfolded around him […]

How to Become an Ego-Free, Successful Ghostwriter

When I lived in Chandler, Arizona, I volunteered for Changing Hands Bookstore. In my opinion, it’s one of the best independent bookstores in the U.S. Volunteering had its perks such as receiving a gift card which allowed me to get books or gifts for my families and to meet well known authors and celebrities. There’s […]