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Write Your Book’s Introduction In 3 Simple Steps

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”If you’ve seen the classic movie The Princess Bride, you’ll be familiar with the quote at the top of this article. But you


Criticism Hurts: How To Take The Sting Off

Writing a book? At some point, you’ll need to get feedback and take criticism… and that’s tough. Here’s my advice…Are you willing to take the risk that half the people who read your book will


4 Simple Steps To Help You Write The Blurb On The Back Of Your Book

Don’t treat it as an afterthought: the blurb on the back must persuade readers to buy—and it must do it in around 200 words.I have a confession to make: I loathe writing the back blurb for my books.


Will Writing A Business Book Make You Rich?

Thinking of writing a book for your business? Hoping to get rich quick? Read on, Macduff…“If writing a book is good enough for J. K. Rowling, it’s good enough for me! Yeah!”And who can blame you?J.


How To Think Up Your Big Book Idea

Why the flash of inspiration is a big fat myth, and if you wait for it, you’ll desiccateI see you, sitting there, staring out of the window, waiting for a spark of inspiration to sleet down out of the


10 Ways To Choose Your Book Title

Struggling to come up with a title for your book? I feel ya. Been there, screamed about that…“Aargh! Screw this. I’ll just call it How To Write A Book and be done with it. Stupid thing.”I was six


How To Write In Pictures

Flamingo your writing by making me feel, see, smell, taste, and touch…Silence.Sudden silence.The kind of velvet silence that soaks up every whisper.The only sound in your head is the bass-beat of your

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