Category Archives: Writing

Book Review – Write, Publish, Promote: How to write a best seller, self-publish, and then keep selling it

After reading the Kindle version of WRITE, PUBLISH, PROMOTE: How to write a best seller, self-publish, and then keep selling it …*, I thought it was so useful, I just ordered a print copy to have as a reference as I write my book. Debrah Martin packed this informative book full of tips and resources to help budding writers get books published and sold. If you are a writer, especially if you are looking to self-publish, I would certainly recommend this book.  Read the rest of this entry

Book review – Scrivener Superpowers: How to Use Cutting-Edge Software to Energize Your Creative Writing Practice

Over the past six months, I have been working on writing a book. The process was initially slow going but it has increased in pace due to a program called Scrivener. Scrivener is a wonderful program designed with the writing process in mind. However, Scrivener is not necessarily the most intuitive program. There are a lot of internal settings that must be adjusted. This is where Matt Herron’s book, Scrivener Superpowers: How to Use Cutting-Edge Software to Energize Your Creative Writing Practice, comes into play. In one reading, Herron helped me make sense of Scrivener leading to a published book. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review – Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business

If you are writing for your business, non-profit, or personal site, you need to read Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business*. If you are creating video content, writing a blog, posting on social media, or hosting a podcast, you need to read this book. I consider this a must reading for all the organizations and colleges I have been a part of. Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman have written ad easy to read yet, tip rich book on writing content for your different platforms. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: How to Blog a Book

If you have been following my posts, especially, my book reviews, you will notice that I am interested in improving my ability to generate written content. One of my goals is to write a book. Right now, I have six ideas percolating but I need to knock one out. I think I have tripped upon a method to help make this possible. It is based on Nina Amir’s book, How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time*. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: 5,000 Words Per Hour – Write Faster, Write Smarter: Write Faster, Write Smarter

If you are interested in writing, I think you’ll like this book. 5,000 Words Per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter* written by Chris Fox talks about being able to write faster which yields to more productivity as a writer. As a bonus, Fox also includes tools to help you keep track of your writing speed. Read the rest of this entry