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Three Steps to Find The Perfect Place to Write for Your Business

Often, famous writers will talk about their favorite places to write. If only we all had a house at Walden, like Henry David Thoreau, right? And then, Rimbaud did his best writing in his tiny apartment in the wee hours of the morning as he recounted all the ideas he had through the night's adventures in Paris. It's normal for creative writers to have well-planned writing conditions, and we are encouraged to think about them in creative writing classes, but what about business owners trying to crank out a blog or write a newsletter between meetings? 

Not a Vampire Bite: What Those two Dots “:” are and How to Use Them to Bling up Your Writing

Let’s talk about how to use a colon to make your blog, email, and social media posts stand out. Colons are really helpful when you want to use the first words of the heading to cover your keywords topic, then use the second half of your blog to entire your readers to find out more. As I did in this title, the first clause might also be a juicy hook, and the words following the colon can give more solid reasons that your audience should keep reading.

Hiring an Editor? Think There’s Only One Kind? Read This First!

The good news is that when you hire a professional editor, you can get the kind of editing you want. Here are some strategies for understanding what is included in different kinds of editing and choosing the kind that’s right for your project. Below I describe a few different kinds of editing that you might as for.

Are You an Authority Without a Book? Use These Tips to Plan Your Manuscript

Pick one ideal person, maybe a client or someone you know, or a hypothetical ideal reader, and think about what you want to tell her. When you know how old she is, how much she already knows on the topic, and what you want her to take away from your book and do in response to your writing, you will be in a much better position to collect your thoughts.

Overcome Personal Obstacles to Your Success with Emotional Intelligence

Overcome Personal Obstacles to Your Success with Emotional Intelligence

Find out Thomas McNeely's three simple steps to find your truth and take action. By refusing to stay mired in personal tragedies, nor to hold himself responsible for events outside his control, he used emotional intelligence to take stock of his options and choose one that gave his book access to an audience. 

5 Tips to Find Your Best Editor for Your Book Manuscript

5 Tips to Find Your Best Editor for Your Book Manuscript

A writer who worked with another editor came to me in tears after her book reviewers returned their reviews and asked “This isn’t the edited copy, is it?” I created these 5 tips for the client to use in finding an editor for her next book, and I want to share them with you, too, so you can find a great editor who will understand your expectations and support your goals.