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Author Success: How to Write a Book with Author Mentoring

May 26th, 2011

Author Success: How to Write a Book with Author Mentoring By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Far too many authors end up with broken dreams because they didn’t get mentoring BEFORE they finished writing the book. You’re about to meet a published author whom I’ll call Cheryl (not her real name). Cheryl had wanted to write a book for years because she had a powerful story to tell. She used a high-priced self-publishing company (really a vanity press in her case) that said her book would have its very own page on their site (for a handsome fee, of course).... Read More

The Power of Journaling – Article 6 (Part 2) in a Series: Journaling Equipment

May 10th, 2011

The Power of Journaling – Article 6 (Part 2) in a Series: Journaling Equipment By Erica Miner NABBW’s Journaling Expert Greetings, Boomers! By now I hope you have done a bit of research on last month’s “Equipment” article and with any luck have found a number of possibilities. Allow me to add a few more alternatives. Let’s start by revisiting the sketchbook option. If you are planning to do your journal in a sketchbook, you might want to look for one with a spiral binding; that way you can more easily add pages should you choose to include photos or mementos: With today’s... Read More

First Quarter\’s Over: 10 Simple Steps You Can Still Take to Make This Your Best Year Yet!

April 6th, 2011

First Quarter\’s Over: 10 Simple Steps You Can Still Take to Make This Your Best Year Yet! By Sheri McConnell NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Publishing Expert One – Organize and Purge Remove clutter for clarity. If you start here first and organize parts of your life, you will be far more productive. Bring in a 3rd party if needed and clear away the old life to make room for the new. Two – Buy Simple Planning Tools My favorite CEO planning tools are a giant Write On Wipe Off Board (my idea of being in Nerd heaven) and large Post-it Notes. Both are for planning new ways to work... Read More

Key Journal Writing Prompts: Your Life Transformation Makeover (Step One)

April 5th, 2011

Key Journal Writing Prompts: Your Life Transformation Makeover (Step One) By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Chances are excellent that there is at least one character trait, habit or push-button response that you would love to change, if only you had an easy way to do it. Maybe one person knows exactly how to push your buttons (and does it often!), and you would like to stop responding the way you always do. Maybe you notice a bad habit you would like to break Maybe you want to try on a new role or behavior in your life to change the results you get. If only... Read More

The Power of Journaling – Article 6 (part 1) in a Series

April 4th, 2011

The Power of Journaling – Article 6 (part 1) in a Series By Erica Miner NABBW’s Journaling Expert Greetings, Boomers! Today let’s talk about equipment. No, I’m not getting up close and personal here. I mean journaling equipment, of course. Believe it or not, the tools you choose to use to journal with will have a major influence on whether or not you actually try your hand at journaling and how successful and consistent you will be. If you’re skeptical, just keep reading and work with me. Journaling can be anything from pleasant to downright cathartic, but overall it’s a gratifying... Read More

The Power of Journaling: Article 5 of a Series

February 12th, 2011

The Power of Journaling: Article 5 of a Series By Erica Miner NABBW’s Journaling Expert Greetings, Boomers! Happy New Year! And what better way to start a year than with journaling? (I could use the word “resolution” here, but you didn’t hear it from me.) It’s always a good time to start something new, but the coming of a brand-new year leaves us virtually no excuses not to start journaling. Let’s start with a brief recap of why journaling is so beneficial. Journaling embraces everything from life tool to lifesaver. It can help you capture treasured memories; chronicle the pain... Read More

Three Questions to Ask Before You Publish a Book

February 12th, 2011

Three Questions to Ask Before You Publish a Book by Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Traditional Publishing VS Self Publishing–THAT is the question! You’re writing a book (or thinking of writing one), and the biggest question on your mind is whether to self publish a book or look for a traditional publisher. But how do you choose? Thanks to modern technology, it is easier than ever to publish a book. This is both a blessing and a curse for the author who is considering which publishing method to choose. The good news is that there are more publishing options... Read More

Joint Ventures: Linking Needs and Assets for Fun and Profit

January 10th, 2011

Joint Ventures: Linking Needs and Assets for Fun and Profit By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert What if there was a way for you to increase your business profits and improve your customer care without adding personnel, equipment or expenses? There is, in the form of joint ventures (JVs). No matter what kind of business you run, what products you sell or services you offer, you can serve both your customers and your bank account better by organizing joint ventures, or JVs. All you need is a sincere desire to serve your customers even better than you already... Read More

How to Write a Book with Multiple Authors

December 16th, 2010

How to Write a Book with Multiple Authors By Ronda Del Boccio NABBW’s Entrepreneurial Authoring Expert Writing a book doesn\’t get much easier than assembling a book with multiple authors. After all, you don\’t have to write very much of the book. You simply have to pick some great co-authors and put everything together in a way that makes sense. And at the same time, you want the book to boost your expert status. You\’ve seen multi-author books before. The “Chicken Soup” series is probably the most widely known examples. But your book need not be 3 inches... Read More

The Power of Journaling: Article 4 in a Series

December 14th, 2010

The Power of Journaling: Part 4 in a Series By Erica Miner NABBW’s Journaling Expert Greetings, Boomers! This month, let’s talk about writing a book. Seriously, you ask? I can write a book? I truly, passionately believe there is a book in everyone. Journaling is a powerful way of creating that book. In fact, journaling is the best way to search for it, find it and WRITE it. All you need is the desire and the motivation. The former originates with you. The latter, hopefully, will come from me. Let’s start with some favorite quotes to get your creative juices flowing. First, from prolific... Read More