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How to Choose a Theme for Your Memoir

If you’re anything like me, you can while away an entire weekend with a bottomless cup o’ tea and an amazing memoir. And for us personal transformation junkies, memoir is a double hit of goodness. How so? The best memoirs center on the author’s biggest, most important...

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An 18-Month Book Launch Plan that Works!

By the time I launched my first book, I had already been in the industry for 20 years. So I’d had the great fortune of seeing what had worked for other people—and what hadn’t. Suffice it to say, I’d learned a lot. Including the fact that an author’s work doesn’t stop...

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Children’s Books FAQ

In conversations with thousands of authors, we’ve found that many have at least this in common: They loved reading, even before they could read. Most of us can look back to our own childhood and find the seeds of who we would become between the worn covers of our most...

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[Video] Five Steps to Build Your Editing Skills

What if I told you that to become an author, you have to become an editor as well? An editor?! Isn’t that what you hire someone else to do for you? Well, yes. But the art of editing is something every author should dip a toe into. Self-editing is a critical mid-step...

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Just Write One Page

I am a maker of to-do lists. I love how tidy it feels to get everything I’m hoping to accomplish out of my head and onto the page. The other day I sat down with my trusty yellow legal pad to make a list of all the things I needed to get done. Then, something strange...

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