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Why Writing a Bestseller Is Overrated with David Hazard

How do you measure the success of a book? How many copies sold? How much money it made? As authors, it’s tempting to reach for these obvious metrics. But can the number of copies sold really quantify the life-changing power of your book? Author and writing coach David Hazard says that too often, we get[...]

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How to Write Beautiful Sentences That Will Move Your Readers

By the time the young preacher took the podium, the crowd had swelled to over 250,000. Some had sought relief from the 90-degree heat by cooling their feet in the water of the large reflecting pool. But when Martin Luther King, Jr. uttered the first words of what would become his most iconic speech, the[...]

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How to Make Time to Write Your Book with Elizabeth Craig

Can you be a parent of toddlers and still manage to write and self-publish your book? Can you balance family commitments with your dream of becoming a published author? Elizabeth Craig says you can—and you can start by writing a page a day and reading the books you love. In this episode of the BookWorthy[...]

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How to Turn Your Blog into a Book with David Sanford

What if you’ve already written your book and just don’t know it yet? David Sanford says that just might be the case. David has been writing books and coaching authors for years, and he’s seen a trend. Often, an aspiring author will feel overwhelmed by the prospect of writing tens of thousands of words. But[...]

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How to Face the Blank Page with Confidence with Drew Bird

Few things are as intimidating as staring at a blank page. But if you’re going to self-publish, Drew Bird says you have to learn to face it with confidence. The good news: it’s not as hard as you might think. Drew’s been there before. When he decided to self-publish his book The Leader’s Guide to[...]

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3 Lessons I Learned While Becoming a Self-Published Author

Somewhere along the way, I lost the spark. My stories collected dust and my writing got rusty. Without even realizing it, I’d given up on my dream. It wasn’t always this way. When I was in eighth grade, my friends and I would sit in a sheltered nook in the school courtyard, exchanging the stories[...]

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Why Authenticity Is the Best Way to Win Readers

Children’s author S.D. Smith had all but ruled out self-publishing. “I love that it’s possible and that the doors are open to finding an audience without permission from gatekeepers,” he said. But doing it by himself was daunting. It was only when he found an ally that Smith reconsidered. “It was partnering with Andrew Mackay[...]

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How to Write a Book That Will Impress Readers with Honoree Corder

Honoree Corder has written and published so many books she’s lost count. “More than 30” is the closest she can come to an exact number. Thirteen years since she published her first book, Honoree is still cranking them out. And when she’s not writing, she’s coaching other writers and professionals on how they can transform[...]

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Lara Casey on How to Conquer Your Fears & Share Your Story

Anything worth doing is scary, and few things are as intimidating as sharing your story with the world for the first time. Lara Casey has been there, and she has a message: no matter how overwhelming it feels right now, taking that first step is worth it. In the latest episode of The BookWorthy Show,[...]

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How to Write a Powerful Story That Will Inspire Your Readers

They say Mozart could write an entire concerto, error-free, in one sitting. He listened to the music in his head, and wrote it down. What he imagined is what he wrote. And what he wrote is some of the most celebrated music in the history of humanity. Many of us approach writing and storytelling that[...]

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