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Rachel Overvoll

My Deceitful Body

I went to the altar at Sherwood Baptist church frequently because the thought of being unholy terrified me. The church taught me that, if I died at any minute but had not repented from a sin that I committed a mere minute before, I would end up in hell, thanks to my most recent unconfessed

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Dr. Laura Bush

Writing a Winning Book Description

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.

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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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M. Lisa Forner

Is Your Editor a Friend or Foe?

If you’ve never worked hand-in-hand with an editor before, you may not know much about how the editing process works. You might also be afraid of what an editor will think about your writing. Will she be your friend or your foe? Writers new to working with editors might picture them as people like your

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Dr. Laura Bush

Visualizing the Four CORE Principles of Writing

I used to think (naively) that if someone was a talented painter, she could sit down at an easel, pick up a brush, and paint an impressive picture with relative ease. In other words, I believed that an artist’s talent somehow determined whether the creative process took much effort or not.  In contrast, as a

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Dr. Laura Bush

Trust Your Voice

You’ve probably been told at some point to trust your “voice” in writing. But what is your “voice”? Simply put, it’s the sound of your personality in writing. 

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Wendy Ledger

Let Your Books Be Heard: A Guide to Creating Audiobooks

A year ago, I took the plunge and began to convert my books into audiobooks. For me, it was a mission of  love. I am an auditory person. I prefer to listen to books rather than read words, and I’m not alone in that experience. In the publishing industry today, audiobooks are the future—the one

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Dr. Laura Bush

5 Surefire Ways To Get You Unstuck on Your Writing

Whether you’re writing a book or a blog, I explain writer’s block, why it’s very common, and I provide you concrete strategies for how to break through any blocks, get writing, and get finished on time without compromising quality. Click here to listen to this webinar with Juliet Dillon Clark of Winsome Media Group.

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