For years I’ve thought of writing an e-book. After all, entrepreneurs have been utilizing and singing the praises of e-books for at least a decade. And as someone who has enjoyed a front-row seat in the rise of the self-publishing industry, I flippantly wondered, “How hard can it be?”
So with a new book idea in mind, I downloaded Kindle’s “Building Your Book for Kindle” PDF and read it word for word. Then I read it again. Great! Got it! This won’t be hard!Read More
Whether you’re a professional blogger, copywriter or ghostwriter, you’re getting paid to compose well-written articles and books that garner likes, shares and ultimately, sales. If you’re an entrepreneur with an important message to share or an individual writing an autobiography, then you want to ensure that your readers enjoy and benefit from your message and story.
So how can you create a stand-out piece of work that’s not dry, boring or confusing? Follow these seven techniques:
If you’ve ever been on social media, then you’ve probably noticed the overwhelming majority of personal posts from people who seemingly lead perpetually blissful lives. You know, the ones who constantly write about their fantastic job, perfect kids, exquisite meals and fabulous vacations. As a friend of mine once said, “People only post their highlight reels on social media.” What she means is that people tend to freely write about the positive aspects of their lives, but rarely share any of their challenges.Read More
What do you believe in? It’s a simple question but not necessarily easy to answer.
I recently celebrated my birthday; to the left is a picture of one of the presents my boys gave me – a sign filled with wonderful reminders of everything family stands for.Read More
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Dalene Bickel is an author, book coach and speaker who helps aspiring authors successfully write, develop and self-publish their books.