October 25, 2019
Self-Help Readers Want Solutions, not Problems

I work on a lot of self-help and personal and professional development books. One problem I see often is too much focus on the problem, forcing the reader to push through 1/4, 1/3, or more of a book before they get to what they came for. What if you went to the doctor for a broken […]

Read More
April 30, 2019
Genre First, not as an Afterthought

I just returned from a writing conference where I heard a commonly held but very wrong belief among aspiring authors: “Don’t worry about genre. Your literary agent will help you identify that.” While an agent may help you to identify subgenres and affinity groups for marketing purposes, you must know the genre or blend of […]

Read More
April 8, 2019
What Your Word Count Tells Me Before I Read Your Manuscript

With no knowledge other than your manuscript’s word count and whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, I can with a high degree of accuracy predict three things: your skill as a writer (and, therefore, readiness to publish) your knowledge of the book market and publishing industry your understanding of and empathy with your ideal reader What […]

Read More

recent blog posts

Plant-Based Diet

This article was first published by Unbound Northwest who I thank for supporting my work.   The much-anticipated documentary “The Game Changers” hit theaters on

Read More »
Minimalism

This article was first published by Unbound Northwest who I thank for supporting my work.   The digital nomad, RV, and tiny house lifestyles are

Read More »

I work on a lot of self-help and personal and professional development books. One problem I see often is too much focus on the problem, forcing

Read More »
Kathy Pollard, MS

I'm proud to have Kathy Pollard, MS on my author talent management roster! Since becoming one of the first graduates of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s

Read More »

share this page

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
linkedin