Writing tips, helpful hints, and stories to help you finish your book!
A book is just like any other product. If you want your book to sell well, you’ve got to care about the packaging. Many authors who self-publish don’t invest enough time or money in the two key elements that go into packaging a book: (1) the cover and (2) the text on the front and back cover of the book—the title, subtitle, the headline, book description, and reader reviews.
Although writing a book can be challenging for many reasons, I can tell you from my own experience, it’s worth it! Here are four pieces of the best advice I can give other first-time authors about how to write and finish a book. Find a core group of people to support and hold you accountable—no
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
In junior high, I once jumped off a table Wonder Woman-style (but without bullet-proof bracelets) to defend another child from being teased. I don’t remember why I was perched on a table in art class, but I do remember the drama of leaping between this bully and his victim. Without hesitating, I knew I had
There’s never been a better time to publish your book. There’s also never been a better time to make a lot of self-publishing mistakes. To avoid the most costly mistakes, you should know the key differences between traditional versus self-publishing, including three different ways to self-publish. Knowing your options will help you choose the book
As part of my ministry with my husband, Roger, in the Damascus Road Church of God we founded, I often tried to help those who were going through very traumatic times: loss of livelihood, grave illness, incarceration, deaths of loved ones. These were people in poverty and misery. Some were homeless, some were in prison.
When I was about ten years old, a child psychologist asked me once, “Have you ever heard the word ‘scapegoat’?” “No,” I responded, arms crossed, not giving anything away. “A scapegoat is one member of a family who is blamed for things, picked on, and constantly put down. It seems like the scapegoat is always
Why and how should your nonprofit blog? By posting regular blog entries, savvy nonprofits keep their advocates engaged and their website content current. Writing blog entries for your organization’s cause on a consistent basis might seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Your organization’s mission and marketing strategy should determine your blog’s overall