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Should You Judge a Book’s Cover? Yes—It’s of Make-or-Break Importance!

Yvonne Parks, Cover Designer for Rich Dad Poor Dad, Discusses Her Passion “Yvonne’s incredible. While you’re still on the phone with her talking about ideas for the book, she’ll be drawing up 3-4 ideas and emailing them over.” That’s the glowing reference I heard recently from an acquisitions editor in my network. In person—well, virtually …

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Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day: 4 Ways Writing Helps You Honor & Discover

The act of writing is a journey, an exploration. It is also an excellent way to acknowledge the past and express gratitude for what came before. Why is that relevant today? Today is Indigenous People’s Day in many places in America. The day acknowledges the American people who were here before Europeans arrived en masse. …

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Are Books a Dying Breed? Three Reasons I Don’t Think So

More people than ever are writing and publishing books. Meanwhile, podcasts, YouTube, TikTok, and other platforms for audio and video media burgeon. Is it a competition? Last year while doing some research for a client, I met with a couple of young businesspeople to take their pulses on reading preferences. One did not read books. …

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Rest, Don’t Stress Part 2: Perfection vs. Interdependence

In my post, Rest Don’t Stress: Silencing the Madwoman, I discussed that to have a “rest” mindset, we must learn to love ourselves. Loving myself is not a new concept for me. Years ago, I heard a pastor discuss the famous “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself” concept in the Bible. He pointed out that to …

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This AND That—Why Two Things Can Be True at the Same Time

Self-Compassion requires recognizing that either/or’s don’t always apply to feelings or experiences Is mental health important? Mental health, or mental well-being as I prefer to call it, has gotten a lot more attention in recent decades. Increasing understanding has shed light on how our mental wellness ties to every part of our lives—our job performance, …

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What Should I Do First if I Want to Write a Book? Three Goals You Must Set

Part III This is the last of a series on setting goals for your book. In this post, I’ll go over the last of three goals you must set if you want to write a successful book in today’s increasingly competitive, overcrowded book market. Introduction First, let’s look at what we’ve covered in my previous …

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What Should I Do First if I Want to Write a Book? Three Goals You Must Set: Part II

In my last post, I discussed why it’s important to set goals if you want to be an author, and the first of three goals you should have for writing a book. In this post, we’ll cover the second of those goals. But first, a recap. Setting Goals is Key to Writing a Book Simply …

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How to Write a Successful Book: The 6 Things MORE Important Than the Words

In this article, I’ll tell you the six things MORE important than writing that make a book successful. Why? When I tell people I’m a ghostwriter, it opens a side of them that people close to them may not see. I hear things like: “I’d love to write a book!” Or “I’ve been told I …

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