I.E. VERSUS E.G.

One of the most common grammar glitches is confusion over the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. In fact, most copyeditors will replace these with the ...
its vs. it's

ITS VS. IT’S, MISPLACED MODIFIERS, AND MORE

Here’s a cute article on some of the more common grammar glitches that plague authors. I see these come up a ...
receiving a rejection letter

ON REJECTION LETTERS

I had just read and responded to an interesting blog piece on rejection letters when I received an email from an agent ...

HIRE A GHOSTWRITER TO WRITE YOUR BOOK

You’ve dreamed about writing a book someday. You believe you have a story inside you that will amaze and inspire ...

SELLING BOOKS IN UNUSUAL PLACES

The New York Times ran an article on selling books in unusual places — unusual for book publishers, that is. For most ...

LESSONS FOR ASPIRING SELF-HELP BOOK AUTHORS: WHAT NOT TO DO TO YOUR BRAND!

As part of my research for a book proposal I’m working on, I’ve been looking at a bestselling self-help book ...

HOW TO WRITE A SELF-HELP BOOK: STRUCTURING

Many people have enjoyed reading self-help books but when it comes to writing one, they don’t know where to begin. ...

HOW WILL A GHOSTWRITER CAPTURE MY VOICE?

One of the main reasons people resist hiring a ghostwriter for their book is the fear that the ghostwriter will ...

GHOST WRITER FOR HIRE: HELP WRITING YOUR BOOK

One of my hats is ghostwriting, and I just made a little promotional video about this service. (For those of you thinking ...

“YOU CAN’T EDIT YOUR LIFE”–OR CAN YOU? THOUGHTS ON MEMOIR WRITING

A client reported to me that a professional in the industry had made this observation after reading the book proposal ...