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Cut Deadwood from Your Blogs, Articles, and Books

Editing – especially cutting words – is part of the writing process. Don't be afraid to cut words - if they don't add anything. Words that are unnecessary are called "deadwood." It is hard to delete words and sections. However, if deleting 1,000 words would make your book better, then that’s what you must do. [...]

Cut Deadwood from Your Blogs, Articles, and Books2017-06-07T00:10:59+00:00

Writing a Book? Get Beta Readers

When I posted a notice in my ezine asking for volunteers to be beta readers for my new book, “How to Write Your Book in a Flash: The paint-by-numbers system for writing the book of your dreams FAST!” I was thrilled to have 10 people respond! Upon further reflection, I was surprised that 10 people [...]

Writing a Book? Get Beta Readers2017-05-30T23:28:02+00:00

Editing (and Cutting) Is Essential for Good Blogs, Articles and Books

Editing is part of the writing process. Someone once said that writing is really re-writing. That’s the truth. The first things you write will rarely see the light of day. That’s because you will revise, edit, cut, trim and add to your prose. It is hard to delete words and sections. However, if deleting 1,000 [...]

Editing (and Cutting) Is Essential for Good Blogs, Articles and Books2017-05-16T23:08:15+00:00

You Know You’ve Arrived When…

One of my clients told me she was mobbed at the NSA conference during breaks. I said, “You have arrived.” That, of course, made me wonder, what are the other signs that you’ve arrived? You know that you’ve arrived when… You see your name everywhere that matters Clients sign up for your services without talking [...]

You Know You’ve Arrived When…2016-11-28T23:38:10+00:00

Quote Me! Thoughts About Plagiarism

  I’m glad that plagiarism raised its ugly head. As a former journalist and current writer, there is no greater sin than stealing someone else’s words. Unfortunately, the internet has made it so easy to copy words, pictures, music and other intellectual property that most people don’t give copying a second thought. They copy first [...]

Quote Me! Thoughts About Plagiarism2016-11-28T23:38:10+00:00

The Importance of Having a Platform for Authors and Speakers

One of TED’s most watched talks was by Amy Cuddy, the Harvard professor who captivated the world with her personal story and her advice to use a “power pose” a la Wonder Woman to gain confidence. Apparently, a publisher took note of her massive audience and convinced her to write a book, which came out [...]

The Importance of Having a Platform for Authors and Speakers2016-11-28T23:38:11+00:00

How to sell more books on Amazon with an Author Page

My webinar on how to sell more books on Amazon was a great success! I did the webinar as a fundraiser for charity and more than 75 people ordered! You’ll be pleased to know that checks are being sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude’s and Pets and People Together (a local Minneapolis charity [...]

How to sell more books on Amazon with an Author Page2016-11-28T23:38:11+00:00

Publicity Opportunity in the Wall Street Journal for Book Authors

Have you noticed the Wall Street Journal is printing informative articles from authors of books that are about to be launched? The Saturday edition is the place to be for new books. I read two articles, one on how to learn a foreign language, another on arctic explorers. Both books sounded fascinating.   What is [...]

Publicity Opportunity in the Wall Street Journal for Book Authors2016-11-28T23:38:12+00:00

"Is There a War Against Authors?" Book Publicity Speaker Dan Janal Asks

Dan Janal - Book Publicity Speaker It’s time to state what has become an obvious fact to me: There is a war against authors.   Look at the facts: -   Google won a court case against the Authors Guild  last week that allows them to ignore copyright laws and freely scan any [...]

"Is There a War Against Authors?" Book Publicity Speaker Dan Janal Asks2016-11-28T23:38:13+00:00

Book publicity speaker Dan Janal shares notes from Author 101 University Conference

My pal Rick Frishman, publisher of Morgan James Publishers also Rick Frishman produces the Author 101 University which was held this past weekend in Las Vegas. Here are notes: ·      Traditional publishing model is antiquated. New models are taking hold that serve the author and reader much better. ·      “You don’t make money [...]

Book publicity speaker Dan Janal shares notes from Author 101 University Conference2016-11-28T23:38:13+00:00

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