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This is Laura's blog. Check here frequently for posts about books, ghostwriting, freelance writing, and the ongoing jobs and careers series What I Wish You Knew.

November 22, 2019

You just know, right?

Perhaps. But you could probably use a few specific metrics to judge the quality of a nonfiction book, particularly if you're looking to hire a ghostwriter.

1. A book should have a central idea that is easy to understand. Simple = good.

2. A book...

November 13, 2019

1. They begin at the beginning. Sounds like a very good place to start, right? Wrong. One of the first things I ask during a free consult call is this: “Imagine your book is done and perfect. What’s next?” I ask this question because I want to understand what result yo...

January 30, 2019

I agree with the central Gary Vee (and Ken "Spanky" Moskowitz) message: give, give, give. So that's what I'm doing today.

Message me for a copy of my all new and totally free ebook, WRITE YOUR BOOK IN 6 EASY STEPS, or click on the cover image below to download the PDF....

January 15, 2019

My favorite part of being a ghostwriter, editor and writing coach, hands down, is meeting truly remarkable people. Anyone with the focus and the guts to write a book is someone to admire and to celebrate. Andrea M. Pearson, founder of Slaying It! Books, is no exception...

January 12, 2019

The short answer is: “Yes!”

I admit I am biased. Let’s dig a little deeper into this question to determine if now is the time for you and I to work together.

1. The answer is yes if your desire to write a book has gone from a vague dream to a specific goal with a set tim...

January 10, 2019

1. How does a book fit into your larger goals for yourself, your family, and your organization? What will having a completed book mean for you? Tell me why 2019 is the year for your book.

2. A bestselling book changes the conversation about an important topic. Your book...

January 8, 2019

If you've ever sat down at your computer, opened up good ole Microsoft Word, and began working on your book, you know it's tough to keep your enthusiasm level high and finish what you've started. The first paragraph pours out of you. The fiftieth? Not so much. That's w...

August 27, 2018

Here’s the deal: my family has owned our home here in Florida for over two years now, and we are really getting settled in. We painted the exterior, we’ve purchased mulch, we’ve power washed the driveway. The place looks great! But, being human, I want more.

Our house h...

August 16, 2018

Something cool happened to me this year. I discovered Brooke Castillo, a powerhouse coach and entrepreneur based in Dallas. Brooke is a wonderful teacher who does a weekly podcast, now consisting of more than 225 episodes. She discusses all the things that can hold us...

August 13, 2018

You know you have a book in you. You dream of creating a book that will persuade people--that will help them in concrete ways by communicating the mindset, techniques and specific approaches that have taken you so far in your field. You want to save people from the mis...

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