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Why You Should Write A Crappy First Draft

Writer’s Block. Those two little words can derail just about any writing session. One of the major causes of writer’s block is perfectionism: trying to make everything perfect in the first draft. When you try to do both the writing and the editing, you’re running your creative brain and your logical brain at the same […]

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9 Creative Writing Exercises To Awaken Your Inner Author

I believe there’s a writer inside of all of us. Even if you don’t think you write well, you do have something to say. You have a story to tell, knowledge to impart, and experiences to share. You’ve lived a full life that’s packed with observations and adventures, and you shouldn’t exit this Earth without […]

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ASP 75: A Beginner’s Guide to Co-Authoring a Book

“I don’t know about you, but I’m wired for networking and co-laboring. I love team-work and prefer joint projects over flying solo.” – Frank Viola Steve and Barrie talk about co-authoring and how it works. Most authors spend a lot of time writing by themselves. Co-authoring is a great way to share the workload and […]

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ASP 74: Does Size Matter? How to Find the Right Length for Your Book

“Good things come in small packages.”  – Proverbs In this episode, Steve and Barrie answer a popular question among self-published authors: What the “right” book length? Steve reveals his word count sweet spot and how tracking book sales helps him determine what book length to aim for. What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How to […]

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How To Find Your Peak Writing State In 3 Simple Steps

Do you struggle to come up with “words” when you sit down to write? Sadly, this is something that happens to most authors.  We schedule a session, get our butt in the chair, but then end up feeling frustrated because we can’t think of what to write. Fortunately, there is a quick fix to this. […]

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ASP 59: Honoree Corder on Why You Must Write a Book

“Here’s the thing: The book that will most change your life is the book you write.” – Seth Godin Honorée Corder is the author of 20 books, including You Must Write a Book, Vision to Reality, and Prosperity for Writers. Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller […]

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