Client Book Launch: Lifestyle Lawyer

Client Book Launch: Lifestyle Lawyer

According to its author Lee Holcomb, the focus of Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorneys Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love is “to encourage lawyers to think about how technology is changing the legal landscape and how this actually might play to their advantage.” It addresses the question: “How can a female lawyer have a successful career and a life outside of the office?”

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Quick-Reference Publishing Stats

Quick-Reference Publishing Stats

I often tell excited prospective clients, particularly those who aspire to be traditionally published, that my superpower is being a buzz kill. This usually gets a laugh, but I'm only half joking.

This post with publishing statistics and advice from literary agents is not a sunshine and rainbows kind of post. It is, however, the kind of post that every aspiring author needs to read before investing time, energy, and money in a book project.

How to Give and Receive High-Quality Referrals

How to Give and Receive High-Quality Referrals

Referrals are perhaps the most efficient way to get new business and establish yourself as a problem solver. In this post, I show you how I interact with people when I give and receive a referral and what I do to stay connected and valuable after the fact.

The Cost of Doing Business: How Freelance Service Providers Make a Living

The Cost of Doing Business: How Freelance Service Providers Make a Living

Deciding how much you should pay a freelancer for editing, ghostwriting, or any other service requires an understanding of your goals and how freelancers make money. In this post, I tell you what’s behind a freelancer’s rate and help you determine how much you should pay.

The #1 Networking Mistake Amateur LinkedIn Users Are Making

The #1 Networking Mistake Amateur LinkedIn Users Are Making

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for serious business people, but many users are making the big mistake I talk about in this post and in doing so limiting their professional standing and income.

Go Paperless: Make More Space and More Money for Your Business

Go Paperless: Make More Space and More Money for Your Business

When space is at a premium and you need to run your business from your home on wheels, you must make tough decisions regarding downsizing your office.

The most challenging one for me but the one that has yielded the most benefits has been going paperless.

This post will address the benefits, timing, and challenges of transitioning to a paperless office and provide a list of the resources I use to reduce the physical footprint of my business while increasing reach and profitability.

The Fitness of Business: How Embracing a Multi-Sport Lifestyle Can Make You a Better Businessperson

The Fitness of Business: How Embracing a Multi-Sport Lifestyle Can Make You a Better Businessperson

Starting a business is hard. We must commit, endure the grind, face our fears, stay grounded, and be flexible. Most of us understand and accept the association between healthy bodies, minds, and businesses, but the effort required to get a business off the ground can drain us and push out the activities that keep us healthy and engaged.

In this post, I talk about how adventure sports and physical fitness can make us better business people.

How the F.C.C. Repeal of Title II (Net Neutrality) May Affect Authors and Other Small Business Owners

How the F.C.C. Repeal of Title II (Net Neutrality) May Affect Authors and Other Small Business Owners

Authors and other business people have been leveraging the power of the internet for many years, but the repeal of net neutrality rules is a game changer with the potential to limit your ideal reader's ability to discover you.

In this post, I examine some of the potential effects of the repeal and how new and established authors can mitigate risks by being more aware of the environments in which they operat and proactive in their marketing approach.

The 4 Phases of a Book Project

The 4 Phases of a Book Project

Too often authors approach me about developmental editing after they've had their manuscripts copy and line edited. This is disheartening because they've wasted time and money.

In this post, I walk you through the four phases of a book project, focusing on the types and order of editing. I also talk about exceptions to the rule and how you can improve your chance of capturing the attention of a literary agent.

Who Is Your Ideal Reader, and Why Does Your Book Matter to Them?

Who Is Your Ideal Reader, and Why Does Your Book Matter to Them?

This post will help you to define your ideal reader by asking you to identify your book’s highest level of contribution, who wants to hear what you have to say, and where those readers go to find the type of information your book provides.

Room to Grow: Interview with Author and Transformational Life Coach Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Room to Grow: Interview with Author and Transformational Life Coach Laurie Buchanan, PhD

When Laurie speaks and writes, her words don’t take up space and push out the opinions and thoughts of others. Her words create space. And in that space, the listener or reader has room to think, be, and grow.

In this post, I introduce you to my client Laurie Buchanan.