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Dr. Laura Bush

The Write Way to Quarantine: 10 Glimpses into Our Personal Experience

As writers, we’ve taken on the challenge issued by Time magazine and the Indiana Historical Society to write about our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The range of our reflections below capture 10 glimpses into this history-making moment from mid-March to mid-May 2020. We encourage you to capture your own quarantine stories and would love

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Dr. Laura Bush

Writing an Obituary: One Last Kindness

Writing an obituary is one of the last kindnesses you can do to honor a loved one’s life. But unless you’ve had to do it, you may know very little about writing an obituary (a public notice of death, usually with a brief biography), a eulogy (a tribute praising a deceased person), or a life sketch (a summary of a person’s

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Wendy Ledger

Choosing the Best Transcription Services for Your Writing Project

One strategy for getting your book written is “talking” your ideas into your phone or a digital recorder and then having that recording transcribed. For entrepreneurs on-the-go or for those who don’t type quickly, capturing your expertise digitally and then transcribing those recordings for yourself can be a viable option. Besides saving you money, transcribing

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Charles Grosel

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters!

We ghostwriters have an image problem, and not just because “ghost” is in the name. The problem is legitimacy. We’re a little like the hired guns in the old westerns—a necessary evil, but not welcome in polite company, and chased out of town as soon as the bandits have been defeated.  I exaggerate, but not

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Meina Dubetz

Why You, Too, Are Good Enough to Write Your Book

During a C-SPAN panel discussion in 1997, journalist and intellectual Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) said, “Everyone has a book inside them.” As an aspiring author, I was fortunate that I never knew he also said, “in most cases, that’s exactly where it should remain.” Before publishing my book, When Death Comes Knocking for Your Patients, if

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Wendy Ledger

Five Surprising Writing Rules from The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style, informally known as Chicago or CMS, is the reference guide for editors of fiction and nonfiction books. It’s our go-to source for editing guidelines and for any suggestions we editors make to authors about their manuscript. Although CMS contains volumes of principles and guidelines about writing, here are five general

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Dr. Laura Bush

How to Get Your Book Written – An Interview

Do you want to get your book written and finished, but you’re not sure how? If so, check out my INTERVIEW (30 minutes) with Luci McMonagle. I talk about how to get started, how to write it, and how to make sure you finish! Wealthy Wednesday Radio show is hosted by Luci McMonagle, an Abundance Breakthrough Coach, author, and public speaker.

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Lindsey Schwartz

What I Wish I’d Known Before Writing My Book

In 2017, I published my book, Powerhouse Woman. I was a first-time author and an unlikely one at that. Although I had had a health and fitness blog for three years, I only published an average of one new blog article per year! You read that correctly. I had exactly three articles on my blog,

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Deb Thibodeaux
Higher Education Executive
Author, Hiding Behind the Mask of Leadership