When you conflate, you tighten your writing and move your story forward. With practice and persistence, you can make your lessons more powerful, enjoyable, and universal.

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There are simple techniques you can use to improve your business book that have nothing to do with magic, intrigue, or being the next Malcolm Gladwell. Here's how you can motivate, engross, and inspire your readers.

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Being a demanding self-editor is a must if you want to be the best writer you can be. What's the point of pouring weeks, months, or years into a manuscript, then settling for something other than your very best work?

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Your first draft might be a brain dump, so it's on you to rid subsequent drafts of holes, sleeping pills and imposters. What's your Achilles' heel: tangential, rambling, or missing content?

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Author, book publishing expert, and coach Judith Briles (AKA The Book Shepherd) joined our February #BBchat Twitter Chat to discuss book publishing blunders for first-time authors.

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If you’re asked to be a fresh eyes reader by a friend or colleague who’s writing a book, you are being given an honor, a privilege, and most important, a responsibility. Don’t take it lightly, but be sure to enjoy it along the way!

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The emotional map of your book is different than the plot, though the two are tightly related. Being aware of this emotional current can bring clarity to your writing, and is a powerful way to progress your story.

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