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What Next After a First Draft? Writing Tips from An Angelic Insider

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“It was like completing an Ironman,” Bridget Engel shared in her angelic voice and New Zealand accent.  While completing  a solid first draft of 7 of her 8 chapters of Guidance to Go in my Bring Your Book to Life(R) Program put Bridget on Cloud 9, it also took it’s toll. “I felt like my creative juice had been used up and I needed to take a break from the book, not just from writing it physically, but letting it go mentally and emotionally. I had to stop thinking about it.” Being an Angel Guide and Coach, Bridget has a[...]

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Julia Griffin on Writing Flow and the Power of Inner Connection

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My life, my work, my relationships and my writing have all reached new heights since I began working with Julia Griffin. I have recommended her intuitive services to many clients who have since reached new heights in their work, writing and lives. So, when she asked me to be part of the Power of Inner Connection Telesummit, I didn’t have to check my schedule before I said a big “YES.” I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing about Finding the Inner Muse and Writing in the Zone on July 23–and there are 22 more reasons (interviews) for you to sign up[...]

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How Award Winning Author Dr. Vint Virga, Featured in the New York Times, Applies His Work Skills to Writing

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Two of the most exciting parts of my work are when a client gets a publishing offer for their book and when a client gets recognized for the amazing work they are doing. Both of those things happened this week. While, I can’t reveal the publishing offer before the contract is signed, I can share Dr. Vint Virga‘s New York Times debut. Vet Behaviorist Dr. Vint Virga, author of The Soul of All Living Creatures, which won a Nautilus Award in May, is featured for his work in today’s Sunday New York Times Magazine and you can read it here.[...]

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What to Put on an Author Website

Nowadays, every author needs a website. Agents and publishers expect an author website before you ever contact them. And your website may well be a top way readers find you and your book. And, so, many of my clients find themselves  asking me, “What do I need? Can you look at my author website and tell me what’s missing?” I’ve answered these questions so frequently lately, I figured it’s time for a post on the subject: What to Put on an Author Website: 12 “Must Haves” 1. Your Name: Okay, obvious that your name should be on your page. Make[...]

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Questions to Ask a Publisher and How to Negotiate a Publishing Contract

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As we prepare for the final class of my Bring Your Book to Life® Program–a bonus call with literary agent Jody Rein–a participant sent in one of the most exciting questions you can imagine. A traditional publisher is interested in her book after reading the proposal. They had a few questions for clarification before bringing the book proposal to the editorial board. She wanted to know what’s next. In particular, she wondered what questions to ask a publisher once you have a book offer in hand. Here are a few questions I recommended: 1. What’s their vision for the book?[...]

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