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Do You Need Help with Writing a Nonfiction Book? Don’t Miss This Weekend Workshop!

I work with many writers who dream of writing a nonfiction book that will help others. Some of these writers are passionate about personal growth, and some are focused on creativity and helping people be more creative in their everyday lives. Still others have been on a healing journey for a while now, and they want to share what they’ve learned so that others have an easier time of it along the way.

The hard part is that so many writers get derailed with these dreams because writing a nonfiction book can be really overwhelming. It’s confusing on knowing where to start, what to include (and how much), and how to identify the core theme of the book. This is because most writers who want to write a nonfiction book are also multipotentialites—which means they are creative people who are passionate about a lot of different topics. Continue Reading

The 3 Big Things You Should Know Before You Start Writing a Self-Help Book

Six years ago, I was a writer who hadn’t published anything with an idea that was nagging at me to turn it into a book. I was also a struggling writing coach, trying to fit coaching in between my day job, my long commute, and an infant son. I was tired, distracted, stressed, and overwhelmed.

But I also felt the calling to follow this idea that wouldn’t leave me alone.

I wanted to write a self-help book.

I wanted to write a self-help book for a lot of reasons, not the least important of which was the fact that self-help books had helped me through some of the darkest times in my life. And even though I had made it through those dark times into greener pastures, I still read a lot of self-help books. I genuinely enjoyed the genre and I thought it would be fun to try my hand at it.

But I had no idea what I was doing.

And so, I ran into a lot of roadblocks along the way.

Out of everything I wished I’d known before I started writing a self-help book, there are 3 big things that would have made all the difference for me. I’m sharing them here in the hopes that they’ll help you and you won’t get stuck at an impasse for as long as I did at times. Continue Reading