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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