Stop the Monkey Mindset (for writers)

Stop the Monkey Mindset (for writers)

If you’re like me, you already have big plans and big goals for writing this year. But, if you’re like me, you’ve also got a few obstacles that may get in the way of reaching those goals. On good days, I’m on top of it — filled with confidence...
Is my story worth writing?

Is my story worth writing?

With so many people considering writing a memoir or a series of essays about their life, you might be wondering if your story is worth writing. Of course, the short answer is…it depends. You might think, as someone who encourages people to write and publish books, I...
What’s Your Book’s Hook?

What’s Your Book’s Hook?

In a book, the hook is the unique selling proposition (USP). It is the promise you make to the reader and how you intend to deliver it. It is what makes a reader curious enough to look inside the pages and then choose your book over the book next to it on the shelf. A...
6 Ways to Brainstorm a Book

6 Ways to Brainstorm a Book

Once you know why you’re writing a book and your vision for success once it’s published, the next step is to brainstorm your book. The reason to brainstorm before you write are threefold: it makes it easier to write, your book more focused, and you will...

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