Stress Less, Live More

You already know stress can negatively affect your life, including work and personal relationships. Stress is normal in short bouts, but not when it seems to be endless. If you feel stressed constantly, there are some things you can do to reduce it. 1. Take Breaks Whether at work or at home, a 10-minute break every hour can help reduce stress and tension, plus it can […]

What’s Your Vision?

  “A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.” ~Jim Sorenson~ A vision is a guiding force to help you fulfill your purpose. Without a vision, we stumble around, aimless, purposeless. But a written vision is like a road map with clear directions. Recent science indicates that vision statements […]

7 Book Publishing Basics

Looking for for tips on getting a book published? Here are seven practical steps for starting your journey. Most of this information applies to writers who have never published before, so if you’re already a successful author, feel free to share this with new writers who ask, “How’d you do it?” Write well! Regardless of how many poorly written […]

21 Important Book Development Questions

When assessing your non-fiction manuscript and determining whether it’s ready either to pitch to an agent or to self publish, you’ll do well if you address these questions. They’re listed in no particular order, so feel free to jump around as you work through them.

Who is your reader? Think of your target audience as one person and describe her/him.
What does your manuscript deliver that’s new and relevant to your reader?
What category does your book fit into? Think about what shelf you would see it on in a bookstore.