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Still Dreaming

I am still dreaming about my writing coach’s writing retreat. One week to go.

How does one prepare for a writing retreat? In the past, I’ve packed up all my notes on the book I’m working on, maybe some research to read over, and thought hard about what I would accomplish.

This time, my writing coach (me) suggested I try something new. I’m clearing my mind in preparation. I’m not even sure which book I’m going to work on. I probably won’t take any of my preparatory notes for my works in progress.

I admit, this is my book writing experiment…


Writing Coach Retreat

As a writing coach, I think I have one of the most fun jobs in the universe. I love the process of helping people:

* Clarify their book ideas
* Learn the secrets of good writing
* Write a compelling book proposal
* Attract a top agent and publisher
* Enjoy the benefits of being a published author

There’s just one problem…


Which Book Should I Write?

People often come to me with more than one great book idea. One thing I do as a writing coach is help them evaluate which book to write. Here are a few ways to evaluate for starters:

1. Goal based:

* Identify Your Goals.
* Evaluate each book project on how…


The Perfect Time to Write a Book

While investors continue to panic at the stock market crash, I suggest you take a deep breath and focus on what you want to create–not what’s going on this very minute in the stock market.

If you already have a business. Writing a book can help you…


What a Great Time to Invest…in Yourself

Someone told me yesterday that he lost millions in the stock market. Guess what? The stock market peak is not actually money in your pocket–it’s the concept of money he lost. Money invested anywhere holds a risk and everyone seemed to have forgotten that until a few weeks ago. Now, I’m no financial analyst, but…


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