Not every business benefits from the publication of a book. Sam Walton’s biography might grow his personal brand. but I doubt it did much to boost the profile of Wal-Mart. However, for entrepreneurs in personal service industries like coaching, consulting, finance, and in caring professions, among others, writing (and publishing) a book can have a … Read more
Should you take a chance and write the book that has been nagging you at the back of your mind for years? Are thinking about pursuing your writing dreams?
Every time I start writing a new book, I think about who my ideal reader is. That person may change from book to book, but there is always one ideal reader. An Ideal Reader is the person who is going to absolutely fall head-over-heels in love with the writing, the characters, the story. They will … Read more
Many years ago I once asked a colleague, “What if my ship came in and I missed it?” We were having a discussion about life goals and dreams and how we advised University Students. We were both Academic Advisors, so you know, not too out-of-place a conversation. Over the conversation, my thoughts turned inward, to … Read more
I recently attended a business conference for online entrepreneurs. The theme of the conference was to stop playing small, to change our mindset to play it big, to pursue big dreams and goals, to set out to change the world. In the first session of the conference, we were asked to think about what playing … Read more
I enjoy watching the Food Network. I am not particularly domestic myself, and I marvel at the creativity of these chefs and bakers. They come up with the most amazing combination of flavors, and gorgeously decorated cakes and cookies without much time to think about what they’re going to create. And I guess enough of … Read more
NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month. That time of year when, throughout all of November, writers around the world post about their daily word counts, how far behind they’re getting, and the epic writing sessions they’re involved in to catch up and get the 50,000 words written by the end of the month. By December 1, … Read more
To be able to tell the story that needs to be told, we need to know all of it, see all of it. The only way to do that, is to not blink.
I may have told this story before. If I have, pretend it is brand new to you, because I think it is worth repeating, and I’m going to add a little something to the end of it. The story goes like this: I attended Seton Hill University, taking the M.A. (now and MFA) in Writing … Read more