7 Surefire Strategies to Combat Writing Conundrums

You made yourself a promise. Today, you’ll write that post for your blog, work on your course content, or start that book you’ve been longing to start. You’re in between meetings. And you’ve given yourself a whole hour to write. Your fingers are poised over your keyboard. Knock. Knock. Knock.

5 Steps to Create a Magnetic Title for Your Non-fiction Book

Is naming your book harder than naming your first child? Your book name has to be totally unique. And competition feels stiff… Chicken Soup for the Soul. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. And The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Who doesn’t want to read those books? You wonder, “How can I find a […]

17 Tips for Creating a SlideShare to Boost Your Book Sales

Does marketing your book feel like trying to sell cookies for a fundraiser? Your friends, family, and clientele have bought your cookies (of course). But they can only buy so many boxes (delicious as those cookies are). So hold off on your kitchen renovation, the trip to Bali, and the canary yellow Fiat. You need […]

How to Attract Devoted Readers by Using Humor Like Ellen

Ellen Degeneres—she’s award winning, Gangnam dancing, and loved worldwide. She has authored three books and hosted the Emmys, the Grammys, and the Oscars not once but twice. (And no wonder—without comic relief, award shows would be a marathon of film recaps, fashion faux pas, and coma-inducing acceptance speeches.)

How to Create an Interactive Workbook That Gets Rave Reviews

The folks at Parks Canada know how to engage and educate their visitors. While visiting Gros Morne National Park, I picked up a couple of their free workbooks. These mini guides are filled with fun activities the whole family can enjoy to explore the park and learns fun facts. And what’s cool about a workbook […]

How to Engage Your Reader—Conversational Writing Tips

It’s casual Friday at the office. And there you are with your two-piece suit and patent pumps (or your black leather Oxfords). Everyone else is in jeans and sneakers. You feel formal and out of place. No one is paying attention to you.