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5 Popular Questions Most People Ask Before Joining BookWorthy

“Nobody wants to buy your course.” Those are the exact words I recently read from another online course creator. The phrase hit me like a ton of bricks. I read on. “Nobody wakes up and says ‘You know, I think I’m gonna buy an online course today.’ What people really want are the outcomes and[...]

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How to Make an Honest Living as a Writer with S.D. Smith

You’ve probably heard it said, “it’s impossible to make a living as a writer.” Or, “your poetry book won’t pay the bills.” Unfortunately, too many parents, teachers, and mentors encourage the young, aspiring authors around them to go to college and “get a real job” instead of pursuing their dream. That’s why millions of talented[...]

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This Is What It Feels Like to Become a Published Author

My grandmother was a terrific woman. She was the matriarch of the family. The mother of 10 children and the grandmother of 21. And as one of her grandchildren, she felt so close to me. But in her last years, she battled the ugliness of cancer for five months until she passed. As a 15-year[...]

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4 Good Reasons to Not Get a Publishing Deal

Before I ever wrote the first word of my book, I faced a crippling fear. I knew nothing about publishing. I was completely intimidated. It all seemed too complicated even to bother starting. I believed a lie: To be a published author, I needed a publisher. I needed an agent. I needed a fat contract[...]

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How to Self-Publish a Book That People Will Want to Read

You have a story inside you that has the power to make a difference in everyone who reads it—from your best friend to your editor, and eventually your readers worldwide. But you will never have the impact you’re meant to have if you never publish your book. That’s why, in this article, I’m going to[...]

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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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5 Big Lies That Stopped Me from Publishing My First Book

The evening sun beamed through the living room window, highlighting the edges of everything in its path. I was only 12 years old, but the beauty overwhelmed me. I took a piece of paper and pen, and poured my heart out, struggling to capture what I was feeling. Enthralled by the art of rhyme, I[...]

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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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