3 Reasons you’re procrastinating on your book.

Lighting a fire to get the job done.

For years you’ve had this dream of finally writing the book of your dreams, getting it published, and becoming the next New York Times Bestseller. You sit down to write, make some real progress this time, but you can’t move forward? Sound like you?

This feeling of being stuck and not getting the book written is a story most writer’s tell me. Truth to tell, I’ve had writers tell me they’re shocked at how many words I write a year. I write over 100,000 words a year, just on this blog. That isn’t counting what I do for other organizations or my own books.

103: 7 Steps on Starting Your Blog Today!

Blow up your blog the right way!

We know the terms blog and blogger. Have you ever wondered if you could create a blog people would read? Or maybe this question, How do I blog? What does it take to create a successful blog?

Over the past few years, blogging has become my life. I live for it. I believe the content I create helps leaders and writers find their voice and succeed in life. Helping others develop their writing and blogging skills is where my passion lies. But how do you blog? What is it, and how do you begin?

Listen to episode: (0:31:25)

Don’t Hit a Dead End While Writing.

Taking the time to outline your book!

For some people, writing is easy and comes naturally. For me, I get too bogged down with making my chapter perfect before I move along to the next. Sometimes, I’m not sure where I’m headed by the time I begin writing the next chapter in the book.

Do you feel that way? Without a proper outline, you’ll hit a proverbial dead-end and your book will never get written.

How to write your book’s proposition.

Know your 'why' before your write!

Every book has a unique goal in mind. That goal should be the driving force behind why you’re writing the book. If we don’t have an end in mind, our book will fall down flat. This is why I encourage people to create a propositional statement for why they are writing their book.

When I wrote, “Grace: What’s So Amazing About It?” I wanted to narrow down my focus so that I knew why I was wanting to write this book. I wanted to make sure I was on target as I began writing that first chapter.

10 Exercises You Need to Master Your Writing.

Drop the muse and get to work!

The craft of writing is a lot of hard work. Yes, those easy moments happen when the Muse shows up. But the line that separates good writers from hacks, is the line between writing and rewriting.

A good craftsman is good at working on every page, sentence, and syllable. He doesn’t just stop at the first draft, he works and reworks his material until he’s satisfied, then it’s off to the editor.

098: How to start your blog the right way.

4 Questions to answer before you begin.

Blogging is a fun way to communicate with the world what God has placed on your heart. But I’ve talked to so many people who look at this world of blogging and give up before they even begin.

how to blog

In today’s episode, I’m going to walk you through how to determine what your blog should be about and who you should be writing for. I”m also going to give you my secret sauce to creating a purpose statement for your blog so you can market the right way.

Listen to episode: (00:48:20)

A Step-by-Step Guide To Setting Up Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

Write, Sell, and Publish Your Next Ebook Today!

You desire to publish your book. You’ve finally written it and now ready to share that book with the world. But, how do you publish an ebook to Amazon Kindle?

Amazon Kindle Publishing with KDP

Remember that dream of having a book you’re proud to show Mom? Remember those sleepless nights when characters were yelling at you to write the next chapter in their adventure? That’s the joy of writing. But when it comes to publishing, people give up and put the book away.

Use a Story Board to Plot Your Next Novel.

I’M TRYING IT FOR MY NEXT BOOK.

Are you a pantser or a plotter? Do you like writing on a whim or do you like to plan every little detail? What if I say you can have your cake and eat it too?

Woman writing her next story book

I can’t tell you how many writer’s seminars, meetings, or online courses I’ve taken, all have one thing in common, they suggest using an outline. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of outlining your work. In fact, if you don’t take the time to outline in some fashion, your writing will not be succinct.

3 ways to hack the brain and engage your reader.

Story Secrets Finally Exposed!

Why is it that some poorly written novels sell really well and well-written novels don’t sell at all? Great writing takes time but crafting a story your readers will finish, takes longer.

The goal of selling a novel is to keep the reader interested in reading and loving the book from beginning to end.

3 Facts You Need to Know to Write.

Build A Passionate Story You Can Be Proud Of.

When you think about your book, what goes through your mind? Knowing what to write and sitting down to write it are two different things. But, having the right mindset will help you accomplish what your book is about.

Write your book with passion

I began writing my book, Divine Providence, in 2008. In reality, it was to be a single page story. I was going to print it on old-time style paper, burn the edges and frame it for my family.