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5 powerful quotes for aspiring authors

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Every aspiring author has moments of doubt and frustration – times where the finish line seems far away and their purpose seems unclear. I’ve gathered together a few of my very favorite quotes for aspiring authors – particularly my nonfiction writers crafting memoirs, biographies, motivation books, business guides, and the like. I hope these will inspire you to always, always, keep writing!

I encourage you to pin these quotes and share them on Facebook to inspire the aspiring authors in your life!

Inspiring Quotes for aspiring authors5. “Every writer I know seems to agree on the same thing: You need to write, a lot.”

Thanks to Goodreads for sharing this. The Goodreads Pinterest feed is a constant source of inspiration and my go-to in moments of occasional writer’s block.

 


inspiring quotes for authors write something ben franklin4. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
-Ben Franklin

As someone who works closely with aspiring authors who aren’t necessarily professional writers – primarily, people with something they need to share with the world – I find this quote from Benjamin Franklin particularly powerful. This quote was the seed of inspiration for many powerful memoirs.

 


john steinbeck quote how to write a book3. “Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish…”
-John Steinbeck

As a nonfiction book consultant and writing coach, I teach my students how to plan out their book writing journey with through their BookMAP. I’m hardly a proponent of losing focus of your book’s content, but this quote by John Steinbeck is powerful advice for many writers that I work with. Instead of getting caught up in questions like, “How do I write my book?” and “How long should it be?,” there is some value in writing until you’ve said what you needed to say.


Amy Tan quote for writers gift how to write a book2. “Writing is an extreme privilege, but it’s also a gift…”
– Amy Tan

I wholeheartedly believe our world is in crisis, on so many levels – one that government can’t fix. It is through the power of everyday people that change happens – those who share their wisdom and knowledge with one another through memoirs, nonfiction books, stories of triumph and guides filled with wisdom. Sharing your gift is a truly a duty. 


power-of-books-inspiration for writers nonfiction writing coach1. “One must be careful with books, and what is inside of them, for words have the power to change us.”
-Cassandra Clare

 

This quote is from Cassandra Clare’s brilliant book, Clockwork Angel.

An excerpt:

Will grinned, “Some of these books are dangerous,” he said. “It’s wise to be careful.”

“One must always be careful with books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

What is your story to share? How will you change the world? Do you know something that can save lives or change lives? I want to help you do that with a book. You don’t have to be a writer to write something extraordinary.

Considering working with me to complete a nonfiction book that will serve to build your authority, solve real world problems, grow your following, and transform society.

Are you ready to write your book?

Get My Book Out!™ is an online writing class that gives you a step-by-step framework that will help you write your nonfiction book in less than one year. Learn more & register here to start today.

I also lead groups of executives through group coaching sessions online as they write business leadership books. Learn about my group book coaching for executives.

Have you already started writing but need a professional book writing consultant and editor to help shape your book for publishing?

I offer professional nonfiction book editing services, ghostwriting assistance, and personal writing coach services on a 1-to-1 basis.

Let’s work to create a book that will establish you as an expert.

Reach out to start writing your book.


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Writing Consultant Tips: 12 questions to answer before you begin writing a book

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12-questions-to-ask-before-you-write-your-book-writers-consultant how to write a bookThe journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.
– Chinese Proverb

The first steps to start any large project are the hardest, but when you make them as small and comprehensible as possible that can make the difference between overload shutdown and a manuscript completed. I’m a personal writing consultant, focused on helping aspiring nonfiction authors bring their ideas to life.

With my clients, I have found that a step-by-step approach to help focus and structure their big ideas is essential to help them stay on task and feel rewarded at each step of their journey.

Writing a book is a lot like building a house.

It’s a multi-layered project, and you must start with the foundation. When you build a house, you start with a concept, then draw up the blueprints that show all the details. The same is true for your book. As a personal writing consultant and publishing expert, I work to help authors learn how to take those first steps.

We’re going to take your current concept, which is your initial idea, and build it up layer by layer until it has the detail, color, and depth to tell a story that will change lives, save lives, or transform society.

Before you build a house, there are a few things you need to know before you get started, such as:

  • Should I even build a house?
  • How big will it be?
  • What will it look like?
  • Will it fit my lifestyle?
  • Will it look the same as the others in my neighborhood?
  • Will my family be comfortable here?
  • Is this a good investment?
  • How much will it cost?

When you’ve answered these questions, there are no surprises, and you have a clear understanding of what it takes to build a house. The same idea applies to writing your book. When undertaking a large project you must know what you’re building and it’s essential to take the time to plan it and build a good foundation!

Get started NOW using these 12 steps and about 30 minutes!

This month I am offering my FREE guide to my newsletter subscribers called “How to Start Your Nonfiction Book: Twelve Questions To Answer Before You Begin.” It will help you lay a firm foundation for your book that will guide your entire writing process.

If you have half your manuscript finished, or if you haven’t written a word yet, this guide will help you get clear on your intent, your focus and, ultimately, why your book will appeal to the audience you want to reach.

Want to receive your FREE copy? Just sign up for my newsletter with the form below!


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How to Write a Book, Step by Step

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how to write a book how to write a nonfiction book memoir biographyBy Nancy Erickson, The Book Professor

You’ve got a strong message, and if you’ve been thinking about writing a nonfiction book, you may feel hesitant because you don’t know how to get started. That’s no surprise. You can spend a lot of time spinning your wheels and burning precious hours if you don’t have a process to follow. But when you have a step-by-step method and follow it faithfully, you can systematically write a high-impact nonfiction book that will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best on the market.

You need a methodology that takes you all the way from the idea for your book, to a completed manuscript, to publication, to marketing, to repurposing your material for multiple venues.

METHODOLOGY: How you will write your book

1. Plan

If you’ve never written a book, you probably don’t know how to get started. Writing a book is much different from writing a blog, or an article, or even a short nonfiction piece. Before you start writing, we will develop two distinct BookMAPs, which are visual representations of everything that will be included in your book.

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2. Produce

During this production period, you will pour out your entire first draft. You know why it’s not hard? It’s because you’ll follow the BookMAPs you just created in the planning phase. Whether you have fifteen minutes or several hours, you can always contribute something to your book. You build your book brick by brick until you have a first draft of your manuscript.

3. Polish

When your first draft is complete, you’ll need to scrub it thoroughly to get it in the best possible shape before you hand it over to a professional book editor, who can give it that final polish and shine.

4. Publish

Your manuscript is now complete, and you’re ready for the next step—publishing. For my Executive Group Coaching clients and Personal Coaching clients who start with me at the initial planning stage, your book can be published through my nonfiction press, Stonebrook Publishing. We will design your book cover and the interior layout, set your book up for global distribution, and register your copyrights with the Library of Congress. You own all rights to your book and receive all the proceeds from sales. It’s all yours!

5. Promote

Books don’t write themselves, and they don’t sell themselves either! Authors must be involved in the process. Your book will be set up and promoted through Bookarma.net, the international book marketing platform, where authors help other authors market their books globally through shared social networks.

6. Repurpose

You already know that everyone isn’t going to read a book, but does that mean they must miss your message? Your finished book can now become the launch pad through which you deliver your message in multiple venues. Because you followed the methodology to construct your book in Chapter Silos, you can take those chapters and repurpose them for articles, workshops, seminars, keynotes, online courses, video training, podcasts, etc. That’s the extended value of this carefully constructed methodology.

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THE TIMING:

Some writing coaches suggest that you can write your book in ninety days, or in one month, or even in a weekend. That is not my approach. It takes a lot of thought and effort to construct a quality product, and that takes time. It’s going to take you about a year to write your book.

The point is this: Don’t subscribe to the write-a-book-in-a-hurry method. It wastes your time, your energy, and your dollars, and it will ultimately deliver a substandard product.

Your legacy is about the lives you touch and the change you create. When you share what you know, what you’ve learned, what you’ve developed, or what you’ve overcome, you can make a lasting impact that extends far beyond yourself. You can change the world, one reader at a time, simply by telling your story.

You’re the only one who can do it!

If you would like support, consider one of my nonfiction book coaching programs:


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New Year’s Resolutions – Imagine Your Life as An Author

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When did you realize you had a story to tell?

Was it when you were a child, as you were watching events unfold around you? Did you know that you were seeing or experiencing something powerful before you even had the full vocabulary to express it to anyone?

Was it when you were an adolescent, as you bridged into your teenage years and your relationships started to take on new meaning and significance? Did you feel your more grown-up observations form as you tried to make sense of a world that changed fast — but less quickly than you did at that time?

What about as a young adult when you entered the workforce or college or marriage? How did it feel to take on those new responsibilities? Did you handle them well, or are there things from that time you still need to sort through?

Was there a turning point in your career? A significant change in relationships such as a birth, a sickness, or a death?

What about an opportunity missed? Was there a botched opportunity, or a mistake that turned out to give you greater clarity and forward motion?

How have you thought about your story since you decided you wanted to tell it?

It is now 2016, the start of a brand new year where we have the symbolic opportunity to make brand new decisions about how we want our lives to be from this point forward. What goals do you have for 2016?

I want to get my book out!

Or maybe you have already broken it down into pieces:

  • Gather my scattered thoughts about this book–what do I even want to say?
  • Set a regular schedule to sit down and write.
  • Finally finish chapter 1!

This year will pass, no matter what we do or don’t do. Why not set the course to do something that will allow you to finally have a completed manuscript at the end of it?

Here are 3 ways I can help you realize this goal:

Get My Book Out!™, an Online Course for Aspiring Authors

Get My Book Out!™ is your complete guide to get your nonfiction book out of your head and into the hands of your future readers in less than one year. My step-by-step online course includes 3 modules of lessons, a wealth of downloadable guides, and support from your fellow writers. Are you confident that with the right course you can write your book on your own time at your own pace? Click here to learn more!

Group Book Coaching for Executives

Through three 16-week modules in my exclusive online writing course, I work directly with busy executives and help them develop their nonfiction book concept, organize their material, and write a book that will change lives, save lives, or transform society. This course offers the advantages of a personally available writing coach and the structure of an academic course at a high-value price point. Would you like to write your book with the hands-on support of a coach and peers? Click here to learn more!

One-on-One Book Coaching

As your private book writing coach, I will work with you one-on-one every 2-3 weeks through six (6) 90-minute Skype sessions where we will plan your nonfiction book project, and work to build it piece-by-piece. You will have “homework” to complete between sessions so that you can make significant progress on the foundation of your book and write a piece that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best books on the market.  Do you want the most exclusive and customized book coaching experience to get your book out FAST? Click here to learn more!

You’ve imagined the story you would tell and you’ve imagined the kind of goals you would like to realize this year, but how you would like your life to feel this year and after?

Imagine your life as an author. How will it feel to know that you’ve:

  • Worked hard and been disciplined
  • Set a goal and achieved it
  • Completed something big that most people will never do
  • Created an opportunity for more income for yourself
  • Started down a path to write more books
  • Told your first story

And that is just the beginning, your first story. How much more is stored in your heart?

If that vision of Future Author You is still forming, here are some other opportunities for you to connect to that energy and know where to start when the time is right:

  • Sign up for my newsletter below to receive great writing tips and tricks each month right in your inbox!
  • Attend this special event on January 20th online or January 27th in person to learn 10 Mistakes New Authors Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

Here’s to you, Future Author! Let’s make 2016 a wonderful, meaningful year.

 

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Special Event: Ten Mistakes New Authors Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

 

In my years of coaching writers, I’ve seen many manuscripts from new authors. Because I work with people who want to write a nonfiction book that will save lives, change lives or transform society, these manuscripts are normally from everyday people, not professional writers, who have experienced or learned something they feel compelled to share.

But because they aren’t professional writers, their work is far from ready for publication.


In this special FREE event, I will share with you the ten mistakes new authors typically make – and how you can avoid them.

 

  • Discover how to begin writing your book, if you’ve been stumped until now.
  • Learn how deadlines can make or break your writing process.
  • Find out whose opinions to trust & consider as you write your manuscript.
  • Find out how to avoid unnecessary investments of time and money.

To attend, there are 2 options for you to choose from: An online webcast or a special in-person Lunch & Learn event!

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Webinar – Online

Join us online on January 20th at 1pm CST for “10 Mistakes New Authors Make (and How to Avoid Them!).” Click below for more information or to register. Space is limited.

Register here!


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Lunch & Learn – St. Louis, MO

On January 27th at 11am CST, please join us at Centerco Office Suites in Creve Coeur for our local workshop, “10 Mistakes New Authors Make (and How to Avoid Them!)”
Bring your notebook or laptop and a brown bag lunch – and all your questions! We’ll have a presentation, followed by Q&A.

Register here!


 

Do you have questions for me? No sweat! Simply contact me and let me know what is on your mind! And don’t forget to register–this is a special event. If you are in St. Louis, I can’t wait to see you in person on January 27th!
 
 


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There’s Still Time to Jumpstart the Nonfiction Writer in Your Life with A Holiday Gift

 

It’s almost Christmas!

Is your holiday gifting under wraps?

Sometimes we struggle to find a holiday gift that is meaningful and memorable, so we put it off until the last minute…then we grab whatever we can find because we’re just out of energy and ideas.

WAIT!

Don’t let that happen this year!

 

It may be last minute but that doesn’t mean your gift can’t still be heartfelt and meaningful.

Do you know an aspiring writer? Someone who absolutely NEEDS to write a book because of the personal story they have to tell or the experience they can share?

We all have meaningful gifts inside us that allow us to create beauty in the world and to change the lives of others for the better. And there’s still time to give a gift that will foster the talents and ambitions of your family and friends who have a story to tell.

They don’t have to be a writer to become an author. All they need to have is an idea.

Taking that idea from its initial seed to a finished manuscript is where I come in, and that finished product can and WILL change lives, save lives, and transform society.

This gift can move them forward and change their future for the better.

 

This year I’m offering gift certificates for a short book coaching session for prospective authors who need guidance from an international book writing and publishing coach. My consultation services are available at a discounted rate to help those who are ready to move their non-fiction book forward.

I hope this holiday gift idea for the aspiring writer in your life will provide you with the perfect solution that is perfectly convenient! It’s available right now and you can purchase it right where you are by clicking “I want this!” in the form below:

 


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The Gift of Following Your Dreams from Author Joe Fingerhut

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The Gift of Following Your Dreams from The Book Professor Nonfiction Author Joe FingerhutPart speaker, part entertainer, part crazy dad, and always fully engaged, author Joe Fingerhut has written a high-impact book that will change lives, save lives, and transform society for teens. He already knew he had special gifts to share with others and took it to a new level when he published his first book!

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A Writer’s Gift Guide – Meaningful Gifts To Inspire Authors

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This season we take some time to think about gifts. There are gifts we give and gifts we receive and sometimes, gifts that can encourage both.

We each have meaningful gifts inside us that allow us to create beauty in the world and to change the lives of those around us for the better.

This holiday season, I encourage you to consider how you can foster the talents and ambitions of your family and friends with the presents you give them.

Here is a short 2015 writer’s gift guide that features items packed with meaning and practicality and are ready to be applied as soon as your author is ready to write!

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1. Scapple – $14.99 –  This is the perfect tool for anyone who has felt like they had too many ideas and too little organization for them. You would be amazed at what an easy tool that works like mind-map can do to help organize thoughts and allow a writer to progress quickly on their writing!

About Scapple: “Scapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them. It isn’t exactly mind-mapping software—it’s more like a freeform text editor that allows you to make notes anywhere on the page and to connect them using straight dotted lines or arrows.”

 


 

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2. Scrivener – $45 – This tool is like the big brother of Scapple which is appropriate as it is developed by the same people! This platform is designed to minimize distractions as it help writers organize their long-form manuscript.

About Scrivener: “Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.”

 


 

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3. 1 year gift subscription to Writer’s Digest – From $9.96 – This is a great publication that provides resources and a robust community for writers to develop their craft and connect with one another. You can choose to gift a digital or print format based on what your writer prefers!

About Writer’s Digest: “Our charter publication Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. For more than 90 years, the experts at Writer’s Digest have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and distance education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and hone their craft.”

 


 

You Should Write a Book - Gift Certificate from The Book Professor
 

4. Special consultation with The Book Professor – $89 – As an international book marketer, Executive Book Coach, international speaker and author advocate I help everyday people write high-impact nonfiction books that will save lives, change lives, or transform society, and this holiday season I have a very special offer!

For a limited time, gift certificates are available for a short coaching session for prospective authors who need guidance from an international book writing and publishing coach. Consultations are available at a discounted rate to help those who are ready to move their non-fiction book forward.

 Click here for more information and to purchase your gift certificate!

 


 

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5. Inspirational mug – $17.95 –

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

I just love this simple quote that is packed with inspiration and meaning. Nonfiction writers have the wonderful opportunity to explore the moments of life more than once! Your writer will be uplifted and reminded of why they do what they do while they enjoy a holiday beverage from this mug!

 

 


 

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6. Moleskine notebooks – From $3.58 – These notebooks are always a joy to receive. They give writers a beautiful, functional way to record their thoughts and ideas wherever they may go. And they don’t even need to recharge or be connected to wi-fi to be ready any time!
 
 


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To Write Your Book: Share Your Gift

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by Nancy Erickson, The Book Professor

TO WRITE YOUR BOOK SHARE YOUR GIFT with The Book Professor nonfiction book coach
 

I love the fact that you don’t have to be following some grand plan or know exactly where you’re going in order to be on the right track, even if you don’t realize it. We all carry gifts within us that can be our guides and that we can share with others along the way.

Let me explain.

I’ve spent a lot of time – years, actually – pursuing things that weren’t really my thing but that I could do fairly well. In other words, I spent a lot of time trying not to be me.

Ultimately, my true gifts pulled me back, and that’s when life got amazing.

 

I really did spend a lot of time trying not to be me. I majored in English and Communications in college, and I did everything I could during those four years to avoid math and the sciences. When I started college, I wanted to become a feature-story journalist who wrote true accounts of amazing people that would inspire others. Yet, when I graduated, I took a job as a Systems Engineer with IBM and found myself implementing solutions that required a good working knowledge of Assembler programming. I spent hours analyzing core dumps to find programming errors and working with customers on software implementation plans. The money was great, but the work cramped my brain. I could do it, but it was hard, hard work!

After my children were born, I stayed at home with them until they were in Middle School, and during that time, I started writing again. It felt like magic, and it fed my soul. I wrote a series of children’s Bible study curricula and developed the program into a nonprofit ministry where we conducted after-school Bible clubs in public schools across several states. Then, some missionaries took the program overseas, and we went international.

When my daughters reached the seventh and eighth grades, I went back to work part-time as a web designer. Once they started driving and became more independent, I was lured by the six-figure-plus income and dove back into the high-tech world to sell enterprise software for Oracle Corporation. That didn’t feel like work, it felt like hell! It was hell.

Multi-million dollar quotas, sleepless nights, last-minute travel, and the endless pressure to squeeze every last dollar out of my customers, even if they didn’t need the product, caused me to lose a substantial amount of weight and a great deal of my hair. And then, when I was the #2 rep in the entire country, I got fired. The reason? No pipeline.

I had a couple more technology hops before I really went off the deep end and became the owner-operator of a paving company. Yes, paving. Asphalt and concrete. I owned a number of dump trucks, a couple of pavers, several rollers, and a bobcat or two. My union employees had to be drug-tested, and they often quit on the spot when it was their turn for a random sampling, when only minutes before they’d been driving one of my dump trucks at seventy miles per hour, fully loaded with two tons of hot, sticky asphalt.

That was a nightmare.

 

Sometimes it takes dire circumstances to snap you back to yourself, and that’s what happened when my father was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and was given seven months to live. I immediately shut down my construction company and sold everything at auction, so I could spend those final months with my parents. Those were precious days.

After he was laid to rest, I came home and thought, “Now what?” My daughters had graduated college, so the financial pressures were relieved, but I had no idea what I wanted to do. Maybe I’d start writing again. Perhaps I should get some formal training, even though I had no idea how I would use that training.

When I was 48 years old, with one married daughter who had already earned her Masters degree and another daughter in medical school, I became a student again. I felt old and afraid, but during my first class in graduate school, I touched the real me again.

It was literally a spiritual experience. I felt alive and electrically charged, fully connected with something inside me and something beyond me that gave me such extreme pleasure that I thought my heart would burst from happiness. That felt like Heaven! I had come home – home to my body, home to my gift, and home to my purpose. For the next two years I was I immersed in language and writing and, at 50 years old, I walked across the stage to accept the degree I had earned: a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing.

I had no idea what I would do with that degree, so I simply followed the next thing that presented itself. I taught writing at the University I had attended, and when someone asked me to help a Holocaust survivor who went to school with Anne Frank to publish her book, I started my nonfiction press, Stonebrook Publishing. When another set of writers approached me to publish their book, I accepted the project and even got back-cover endorsements from two high-profile celebrities for that book.

With these two feathers in my publishing cap, I thought I was well on my way as a publisher, but that wasn’t the case. Deep in my spirit, I felt God say “STOP;” that this was merely the training ground for my real work. Rather than publish one or two books a year, I sensed that my role was to help thousands and thousands of people write their own books and offer solutions that would heal the world, one reader at a time.

So I put the publishing business on ice and spent the next eighteen months writing a curriculum and developing a methodology to help everyday people write high-impact nonfiction books that will save lives, change lives, or transform society. That material is delivered in three separate modules that are each sixteen weeks, for a total of 42 weeks.

Each lesson has its own HD video and downloadable handouts to guide you through writing your book, from your first idea to the end. This method is working for all kinds of writers, and because I have channeled all my energy into the unique gifts I have to offer, I have never felt more alive or more fulfilled.

Why am I telling you this?

 

I’m telling you this because I spent too many years bringing untold grief upon myself because I refused to be me, and I’m amazed at how many other people do the same thing. They have no idea how powerful their own story is or how it could be such a gift to others. I guess it’s easy to undervalue what’s inside us because it’s what we know. It doesn’t seem special. It doesn’t seem significant.

Don’t fall for that. Think about what you’ve learned, what you know, and what you’ve developed, and be willing to give it to others.

You’re the only one who has your story. You’re the only one who can do it. Share your gift! Your message is bigger than you think it is and will go further than you can imagine.

Be you! That’s all.

 

Do you know someone who also has a big story to tell? This holiday season, give a gift that will help them share their own gifts as they start to write their book. Consider this special offer for the aspiring writer in your life!

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Special Holiday Gift Certificate for Aspiring Nonfiction Authors

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When you set out to find the perfect gifts to share with your loved ones during the holiday season, it can be a difficult process. How do you approach this search?

Do you start with what they love or would benefit them in the coming year? Do you then think about sales or promotional offers to get them these gifts at the best price?

Do you think about a gift that could change their life?

Consider this next question:

Do you know someone who absolutely NEEDS to write a book?

 

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  • Maybe they have a great story to tell but they have never been able to get their memoir off the ground?
  • What if they have particular expertise in their professional field but they have stuttered to start their guide?
  • Perhaps they’re well into their first book, but just need some guidance to get it to the finish line?

This holiday season I am pleased to offer a simple gift that can give your writer the support they need to finally tell their story in the new year!
 

For a limited time I am offering gift certificates for a 30-minute consultation with me to kickstart the work of aspiring nonfiction authors.

 

This is the gift for the person in your life who needs to:

  • Establish themselves as the expert they are
  • Increase their professional credibility
  • Share their powerful life story!

They can make an impact with their message. With the right guidance they can maximize their time and create nonfiction books that change lives, save lives, and transform society.

And what better gift to give someone than empowerment to finally tell their story?

If you know someone who has struggled with clarity or struggled to start that first book, but you know they have something to share that people NEED to hear, this is your chance to help them crystallize their vision and write a book that is TRULY POWERFUL.

Are you interested?

For more information and to purchase your gift certificate, please click the image below!

Holiday 2015 Gift Certificate from The Book Professor


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Helen Gennari is this month's Featured Author that recently celebrated with her book launch party for From The Heart of an Abandoned Daughter

Gennari’s autobiography launch party benefitted shelter for battered women

At the end of October my sweet friend and client, Helen Gennari, had a fabulous book launch party for her first book, From the Heart of an Abandoned Daughter: My Personal Journey Through Family Violence and Beyond, which benefitted Woman’s Place in St. Louis, a shelter for battered women. It has been wonderful to see her share her story about growing up with and surviving family violence and her desire to help others that struggle with similar situations.

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Friend to Friend – Our Trusted Partners

Where would we be without our friends?

 

FWrite a nonfiction book with The Book Professorriends encourage us, support us, listen to us, and care about what we care about—and we do the same for them. We are, indeed, rich when we are rich with friendships.

One of my favorite things to do is to introduce my friends to each other. As a way to thank them for actively promoting my new program for nonfiction writers, Get My Book Out, I want you to know about these incredible people who will treat you right and help make your book shine.

You may look at this list and say, “Those aren’t people, they are companies,” but don’t be fooled. Yes, these are successful companies, but behind that name and logo is a person who has made that company successful, in part, by being a good friend.

 



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BookBaby is a one-stop shop for producing your eBooks and print books. Their services range from cover design, eBook design, distribution, book printing, and book promotion. They offer a complete self-publishing package where you can get everything you need to create and sell your eBook and print book.

On Twitter: @BookBaby

 


 

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Where Writers Win
is a collaborative team of experts in social media, website development, video book trailer production and media training who met in the publishing arena, then began brainstorming how to bring each of our services together, in an economical way that would make sense to emerging authors. Our cumulative experience wWrite a nonfiction book with The Book Professorith a variety of publishing platforms and the wide range of skills we provide allows us to deliver turnkey solutions to emerging authors!

CEO and creator of Where Writers Win, Shari Stauch has been involved in publishing, marketing and PR for 30 years. She is the co-creator of Pool & Billiard Magazine, celebrating 30 years as the sport’s oldest monthly magazine. In 2004 she retired from the Women’s Pro Billiard Tour after a 20 year career as a top player and marketer/co-creator of the tour (inducted into the WPBA Hall of Fame in 2007).

On Twitter: @WhereWritersWin

 


 

Write a nonfiction book with The Book Professor

FundsforWriters is an online resource for writers. You can be a thirty-year veteran or a part-time wannabe, but at FundsforWriters (FFW), they consider you a writer none-the-less. Under the direction of C. Hope Clark, they emphasize finding money to make Write a nonfiction book with The Book Professorwriting a realistic career.

While other websites provide guidance on how to write, how to query, how to format manuscripts, and so on, FundsforWriters gives you direction on the funding streams. They focus on markets, competitions, awards, grants, publishers, agents, and jobs for your writing abilities, with motivation chucked in.

On Twitter: @hopeclark

 


 

ingram spark publish a book

IngramSpark is the only publishing platform that delivers fully integrated print and digital distribution services to the book industry through a single source. What does that mean? Once you finish and format your book, Ingram Spark makes it possible to share it with the world.

• With access to over 39,000 booksellers, online retailers, and libraries around the world, IngramSpark is the missing link.
• They print your books as their retail partners order them. No more ordering copies for your direct customers or for a special event—they’ll ship books directly for you.
• IngramSpark connects your book to every single major e-book retailer in the world; the big boys like Amazon Kindle, iBooks, and Kobo as well as 70 emerging e-book retailers.

On Twitter: @IngramSpark

 


 

Write a nonfiction book with The Book ProfessorVernon Ross

Vernon Ross has a fabulous podcast that shows you how to communicate your message and helps you to “Crush it” in business and in Life.

Through his top-ranked “The Social Strategy Podcast”, his blog and life experiences, Vernon offers advice that is useful and can move you closer to your goals.

 

Click here to listen to the episode where I was featured

On Twitter: @RossPR

 


 

Write a nonfiction book with The Book ProfessorBrett Blair

Let me introduce you to my friend Brett Blair. Brett is a fabulous Life Coach, who is changing lives for the better!

I believe in the power of INSPIRATION. We all need to be inspired, and we should all be a source of inspiration for other people.

I believe in GROWTH. In life-long growth. I believe that a life of continuous, ongoing growth is the best way to be happy, healthy, and successful.

I’m excited to help people at all points in their lives.

With a passion for younger folks, I’m here to help individuals figure out their purpose, their passion, and pathways to achieve their dreams. Having been there myself, I can help mid-career professionals regain balance and re-start or accelerate their personal and professional growth.

I have huge respect for the roles of leaders, and I provide coaching and development for leaders at all levels, to become their very best, knowing that it is through excellent leadership that we can all make the biggest positive impact on the world.

On Twitter: @CoachBrettBlair

 


 

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Influence & Co.

Influence & Co. specializes in extracting knowledge to create and distribute content that fuels companies’ executive branding and content marketing efforts.

Executive Branding: We work with you to get you published in targeted online publications that showcase your expertise to your exact audience.

Content Marketing: We work with you to create a cohesive content marketing strategy. We create and publish content on your blog, as well as outside publications.

Custom Content Projects: We work with you to extract your expertise and create in-depth, premium pieces of content that accomplish your specific business goals.

On Twitter: @InfluenceandCo

 


 

Write a nonfiction book with The Book ProfessorBook Logix

BookLogix is a non-traditional publisher (a publisher that offers a variety of publishing methods other than traditional publishing) with a mission to change the publishing landscape.

By producing quality work and educating authors on the necessities of publishing standards, we contribute to a market in which independently published books stand toe-to-toe with traditionally published books.

We’re not a service provider—we’re a publisher dedicated to helping authors understand the industry and what it takes to make it.

Click here for details about our joint webcast on December 7 and to register now!

 

On Twitter: @booklogix

 


These are my friends, and I hope you make them yours, too!

 

 


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