Writing requires focus. Not just short bursts of focus, but long months on end drawn-out Focus to get you from point A to point B.
This is why so many people never finish their books, they don’t put into practice the right criteria and the right mindset for writing their book. In today’s episode, we’re talking about our content and how to be clear on your message, how to stay focused, how to be relevant, and how to get that first draft written.
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When you sit down to officially begin writing a book the ominous blank page with the blinking cursor stop most people in their tracks. And without the right structure, your book will take 2-3 times longer write.
In today’s episode, we’re talking about setting a solid foundation So we can build a book we can be proud that we wrote. We will look at how to choose our topic, how to describe our title, and how to begin writing our outline.
If you to ask most people what their number one bucket list item is, it would be writing a book.
However, the sad reality is most people will never write their book. Either they don’t know where to begin, for they just don’t have the tools they need to finally pull the trigger.
In today’s Podcast episode, We begin a three part series o writing your book. I dive into my exact formula for writing a Book. You’ll discover what it takes to write a good Book What tools you need to write, and the proper order from start to finish.
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If you want to be an author or do any serious writing, then you need a website. It’s the number one go to that editors, readers, authors visit to get a feel for how you write.
The problem, most authors websites are a dismal failure. They sink without a ripple. They don’t have a domain name. They don’t have a serious blog. And you can’t contact them or find out who they are.
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If you’ve ever attempted to write a book, you know the daunting and terrifying Prospect it is to finish. If you’ve ever finished your book, you know that deep inside you can do it and the next book becomes easier.
In today’s episode, I’m talking about educating yourself in the craft of writing. I’m going to share my secrets with you on what I do to educate myself and how you can use the same methods to take your craft to the next level.
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One thing that keeps me going and keeps me focused is challenges. If I don’t stretch myself and try something new, I’ll keep doing the same old same old. Challenges keep us strong and keep us on course to finish the race.
In today’s episode I’m talking about a new challenge I’m giving myself and why you should consider doing your own 30-day challenge. I’ll give you some examples from my past and how they’ve helped shape me.
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In this week’s episode of The Writer’s Minute, I talk about the dos and don’ts of gender pronouns.
It’s easy to confuse them. Here’s an example, “Jimmy washed his car, shined her chrome and its wheels.” Rather, it should read, “Jimmy washed his car, shined her chrome and her wheels.”
Once we replace the offending pronoun with the same kind, the clearer the sentance becomes. If you do this one thing, your writing will sing like the song it’s meant to be. Remember, just be consistant.
We all have Facebook Instagram and Twitter. These three social media networks are the top ways we communicate. It’s how we get our news and it’s how we socialize.
In today’s episode, I peel back the layers of how I’m using social media to get the word out about what I’m writing. We’re going to dive into some of the different strategies of how you can use social media to take your message to the next level.
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In this week’s Writer’s Minute, I talk about editing your work before handing it off to an editor.
Tired of bad grammatical mistakes being caught by the editor? Fix them by printing out your document, highlight every adverb, adjective and replace with stronger verbs and nouns.
Take time to fix any run-on sentences and misspelled words. If you do this one thing, you’ll have a tighter document and less likely to see red ink from the editor.
Have you ever wondered how to take your message to the next level? Do you wonder what is the point of using all of these social media accounts when I can’t focus on them all? Maybe you’re wondering, how do I get more eyeballs to look at my stuff online.
In today’s episode, I want to peel back the layers of what I’m doing to take my message to the next level. How I’m using Instagram and video as a new strategy. I also want to give you a lesson I’ve learned in writing what we read.
Listen to episode: (00:42:14)