How long does it actually take to write a book? Part 3: Your messy draft (40 hours)

Writing your messy draft, aka first draft, is by far the most time consuming part of the process. The main challenges you'll face at this stage are all

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Bodily autonomy, anti-choice, forced birth

Unless you've somehow avoided all media since last Friday, you've heard that SCOTUS overturned Roe v Wade - triggering anti-choice laws in lots of red states and prompting

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How long does it actually take to write a book? Part 2: Pre-work (3+ hours)

Since you're writing your expert book (a book about how you help your clients), you don't need to do any research before you start. Surprised? You shouldn't be

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How long does it actually take to write a book? Part 1: Myth of the natural writer

When you hear that someone is writing a book, do you imagine that they're spending hours and hours every day in front of their computer typing away? Do

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Do you know enough to write a book?

Would-be authors ask me whether they know enough to write a book all the time. It’s in the top 3 concerns people have about writing a book –

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Quick fix pitfalls for authors

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you’ve seen a lot from me about how to make writing easier and how to keep your book from

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Keep Your Work Safe

Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing the first draft of a book about writing a book about your business. As I was preparing to print the

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How a Writing Ritual Puts You in Control of Your Creativity

How a Writing Ritual Puts You in Control of Your CreativityHave you thought about your writing ritual lately?Rituals are powerful. We all already know that. If rituals weren’t

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How to Write Like You Talk to Your Friends

In a blog post from 2011, Seth Godin famously pointed out: ‘No one ever gets talker’s block.’ He goes on to argue that writer’s block should be equally

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The Stories of Our Lives

If you’ve come across Donald Miller’s Building a Story Brand (2017) – or work by anyone who’s been influenced by him – you’ll know that story and narrative

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