[Podcast] How a Business Coach Developed Her Book Idea 2 identifying your writing purpose podcast post Dec 21, 2020

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Not all ideas are not book worthy. Some are just not substantive enough for 50,000 words. They are better packaged as a blog post, an article, or even a white...

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[Podcast] Starting to Write Again after a Long Pause 1 developing the writer's mindset podcast post Dec 15, 2020

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Starting a book project is one thing. Restarting to write after you have taken time off is even harder. Starting to write again after a long pause demands a unique...

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[Podcast] The Journey from PhD Dissertation to Book 2 identifying your writing purpose podcast post Dec 08, 2020

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

It's no snap turning a PhD dissertation into a book.

For starters, a dissertation is positioned for a micro-audience (your dissertation committee members). The bulk...

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[Podcast] How Publishing Changes Your Life 4 publishing your writing podcast post Nov 09, 2020

 by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

It's hard not to fantasize about writing a best-selling book.

Tucked into the layers of our insecurity is the notion of a break-out book, a New York Times...

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[Podcast] Moving from Idea to Writing Your Book 2 identifying your writing purpose 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Nov 02, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

There's the idea for a book. 

And then there's the actual writing of the book.

Often, aspiring writers banter about an idea or set of ideas in their head for...

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[Podcast] How to Conduct Book Research 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Oct 27, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

There's no joy like the joy of reading a well-researched, well-reported article or book. Research gives a book credibility - and helps authors with the ultimate...

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[Podcast] Networking Now to Promote Your Book Later 5 promoting your writing podcast post Oct 19, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

At every mile marker along the book writing, publishing, and promoting journey, a writer need assistance, advocates who open doors and believe in what the author is...

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[Podcast] "I Didn't Think I Had a Writing Voice" 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Oct 11, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Voice is the great differentiator of writing. For aspiring authors, developing a unigue voice seems impossibly difficult, almost mystical, like either you have one...

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[Podcast] Should You Go on a Writers Retreat? 1 developing the writer's mindset podcast post Oct 05, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Writers retreats can range from a sparse room at a nunnery to a pampered experience at an estate in Montana. One costs $25 for the room, the other $10,000.

Are...

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[Podcast] The Three Phases of Promoting Your Book 5 promoting your writing podcast post Sep 27, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Book promotion begins the moment you start writing your book. Or at least it should. The most basic question is, "Who is my audience?" The second is, "And, how do I...

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[Podcast] Vintage Designer Sean Scherer on Promoting His Book "Kabinett & Kammer" 5 promoting your writing podcast post Sep 19, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Every book writer is stunned when the author copies arrive. The emotion is a mix of joy, wonder, disbelief, relief, even gratitude. Sean Scherer recently received...

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[Podcast] The Complete Roadmap for Publishing Your Book 4 publishing your writing podcast post Sep 06, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

The journey from first sentence to printed book comprises a lot of moving parts. In this episode, we provide an overview of the complete roadmap for publishing your...

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