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.

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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.

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

Laurie Buchanan fascinates me. She has as much energy as anyone I know, but the difference between her energy and that of others is power.

People who exude energy often display nervous energy, the kind of energy that pulls rather than pushes, the kind that depletes rather than energizes.

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.

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Tracking and Citing References for Your Nonfiction Book

It's important to understand the legal and reputational risks you face as an author, particularly if you write nonfiction. You may be familiar with the rules that apply to academic writing, but those rules most likely do not apply to you now.

What follows is an explanation of how to track and cite your sources per Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), which is the publishing industry's style guide.

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