In this post by guest blogger, freelance writer and travel book author Deborah Huso, you’ll read an insider’s perspective on travel guidebook writing. You might be surprised by what you learn.
Read it, and let us know what you think in the comments below. Continue reading
Click here to listen to the interview where you’ll hear Erin Casey talk with Joel about:
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Do you love the idea of travel?
Does the thought of taking a weekend or a week to focus on your writing seem like a dream?
When Jenna and I were planning the London writers’ retreat, so many people commented, “I’d love to do that, but I can’t because….
“I can’t afford it.”
“I have to be home for family members.”
“I don’t have a passport.”
“I can’t be away that long.”
And on and on.
Here’s the truth: If you have a job and/or a family, it’s never easy to get away—even if getting away means secluding yourself at the local coffee shop for a few hours. Continue reading
Not necessarily! Publishers approached business coach Carrie Wilkerson, aka The Barefoot Executive, because of her strong platform — they knew she had a following and that her audience would be excited to read her book.
In this guest blog, Carrie shares her advice for building your platform and gaining the credibility and visibility you need to be a successful author. Continue reading
The focus of the recent retreat MyWritersConnection.com retreat was Sharing Your Message. To effectively share your message, you must first be clear about your message–your topic of expertise.
In The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice, Brendon Burchard notes there are three types of experts: Continue reading
Oprah has her list of things she knows “for sure.” One thing we know “for sure” is that the idea of finding time to write is a myth. It’s unlikely that a free hour will ever tap you on the shoulder. And if an hour does magically appear and by some amazing coincidence you have nothing on your to-do list at that moment, your kids, spouse, boss or the good, ol’ television have something lined up for you to do. Continue reading
My husband on the other hand was thrilled to let this python twist around his arms. He has owned a number of pets that I would kill (or demand that someone else kill) rather than cage… spiders, snakes, scorpions and the like. I don’t consider those creatures pets; to me they’re creepy, crawly threats.
But it isn’t very often that I have the chance to hold a snake of this size. Thankfully. Continue reading
As much as we know we have a story to tell, questions pop up along the way and stop us in mid-sentence. Questions keep us from sending a query letter, or writing the first chapter, or delving into publishing, or marketing our finished pieces… We want to know that we’re doing it right. Well, sometimes there is no one right way. Sometimes just getting started is the right action to take. Continue reading
When I visited with Mel Robbins on her radio show about my (then) new book, Zany Zia’s Hats to Where, she kicked off the interview, by asking “What can people do to become better at the art of packaging themselves and telling their own stories?” Continue reading
I loved the challenge Todd Smith proposed on his Little Things Matter blog this morning.
My challenge today is to express that thanks in writing… on paper. Continue reading