There’s a powerful engine in your book, it’s just a bit hard to find. It’s in every word, it drives plot and characters and everything else.

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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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Elmore Leonard's punchy style and compelling characters has Hollywood continually coming back to his work. Some of the many adaptations of his writing are highlighted in this post.

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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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Unclear thinking is most often about being lazy and not fully imagining your story. Write with clarity of purpose, and your writing comes alive.

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Imagine a shorthand that works for complex storytelling as well as true shorthand works for speeding up general writing. A writer's shorthand does exist, with the use of placeholding “things-yet-to-be-written” in brackets.

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If you find yourself asking if you're wasting time writing your business book, look out for these five signs. They'll help you avoid getting an answer you won't like.

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