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Category: Brand Building

Tracking and Citing References While Writing Your Nonfiction Book

Why is it important to cite your sources according to Chicago Manual of Style? Before we dig into the nuts and bolts of tracking and citing sources, it’s important to understand the legal and reputational risks you face as an author,

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When Adding Value Doesn’t and How to Fix It

Note: I wrote this post back in the late summer of 2016. When adding value doesn’t When does adding value devalue your business and detract from your quality of life? Most of my posts are written to help authors, and

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Enough with the Meaningless Brags Already: “_X_ number of followers,” “best-selling author,” and “member of”

The Humble Yet Meaningless Brag There are certain humble–and not so humble– brags that beg questions. I have 30,000 Twitter followers. I’m a member of five, six, seven, etc. writing/professional groups. I’m a best-selling author. So what!? When I was

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