[Podcast] Turning Your Presentations into a Book 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Aug 24, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

So you have ten years worth of presentations.

And for years, people have said to you, "You should write a book!" You think publishing a book would help with...

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[Podcast] HarperOne Senior Editor Mickey Maudlin on the Promise of Your Book 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Aug 24, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Ever wonder how an editor at a large commercial publishing house sees the world?

In this intriguing interview with Mickey Maudlin, senior vice president of...

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[Podcast] A Guide to Hiring a Ghostwriter podcast post Aug 24, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

"I just can't seem to get this book done."

Many are the reasons why professionals who aspire to write a book cannot find the time to complete the project. In...

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[Podcast] Cyber Safety Consultant Liz Repking on Making Time to Write 1 developing the writer's mindset podcast post Aug 24, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Only an elite few can write full-time.

For most professionals, making time to write is a detraction from doing the very activities that generate immediate revenue....

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[Podcast] The Role of a Developmental Editing in Book Writing 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Aug 17, 2020

by Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

There are at least three kinds of editing that you will need for your book:

1) developmental editing;

2) line editing; and,

3) proofing (some might call this "copy...

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Is Your Book Thesis Too General? 3 honing the writing craft Jul 23, 2020

by Dave Goetz

One of the most counter-intuitive aspects of writing is the idea of specificity.

In book writing, general is bad, and narrow is good. It's critically important that you begin your...

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Will Your Reader Stay with You to the End? 3 honing the writing craft Jul 19, 2020

by Dave Goetz

You hear about a great book from a friend. You order it from Amazon, and after the first chapter, you never again pick up the book.

The job of the writer is, in part, to maintain the...

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Finding My Writing Voice 3 honing the writing craft blog post Mar 23, 2020

by Melissa Parks

I thought I wasn’t a writer.

Sure, I earned a bachelors and masters in English and learned how to impress professors with lengthy sentences stuffed with semi-colons and fancy,...

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