nonfiction

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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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.

Tracking and Citing References for Your Nonfiction Book

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.

How to Avoid and Correct Passive Voice

How to Avoid and Correct Passive Voice

Using passive voice is an oft-cited faux pas for writers. 

Before I get into what it is and how to correct it, I want to be clear: Passive voice is not a bad thing. Don't listen to grammar pedants who tell you otherwise. It's better to use active voice in many writing situations. This post addresses situations when active voice is better than passive and why.