4/18/14: This Week’s Posts about Writing

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Here are my posts about writing this week, along with some posts about writing from others. This week there are posts on planning your book, getting it all done, finding experts, the power of story and using language properly.

My Posts

Writing a Book: Don’t over-plan your book

Most of my clients do better if they don’t plan too much of their book in advance.

Writing a book: Getting it all done

In popular folklore, writers work on their book and nothing else. In real life, there’s a lot more going on.

Finding Experts

Tapping the knowledge of experts can make your books and blog posts better. Here’s how to find the experts you need.

Advice from the Masters: Jorge Luis Borges

Here is advice from Jorge Luis Borges about the uses of experience.

Posts by Others

From Anthony K. Tjan: The Indispensable Power of Story

“Making your words understandable and inspirational isn’t about dumbing them down. Instead, it requires bringing in elements such as anecdote, mnemonic, metaphor, storytelling, and analogy in ways that connect the essence of a message with both logic and emotion. Almost everyone leading or creating has a vision, but the challenge is often expressing it in ways that relate and connect.”

From Paul Hebert: My Doctor Said I have an Upset Tummy So We’re Doing Brain Surgery

“Your Doctor went to school and through years of training to be specific and correct in their field. They kinda have to know what they are talking about. The organs, the muscles, the rest of the stuff in your body have specific names, functions, relationships. The Doctor’s job is to know that stuff. Using improper names is a sure sign they may not have a firm grasp on the issues of medicine.”

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