The hard part of writing a book isn’t getting published. It’s the actual writing. In this article, I offer 10 steps for writing a book along with 10 bonus steps to getting your book done. Books don’t just write themselves, after all. You have to invest everything you are into creating an important piece of work.
Casey Graham has always been an entrepreneur. At age seven, he landed a customer who paid him seven dollars a week to pull weeds. At age 13, he cut grass for a man who taught him to play the guitar and invest in mutual funds.
Type. Delete. Type. This is what we writers do. And it cannot be ignored, avoided, or accelerated. You put the words on the page, rearrange them, remove some of them, add more words, and at some point get something that looks complete.
In a blaze of glory twelve years ago, Tim Grahl quit his day job and went to work for himself full time. Having taught himself internet marketing and web development, he used the form emails from Charlie Hoen’s book Recession Proof Graduate to pitch authors on how to improve their websites and help them market themselves online.
This is how the work begins. You get a sense that something is missing. So you leave the familiar in search of something else. You chase your calling and find something that looks a lot like it. It’s not exactly what you thought but close enough.
On this episode of The Portfolio Life, Jon gives us his answer about not revisiting his published work and the story of his success. Jon signed a record deal with Island DefJam Records just after graduating from college and experienced a shake-up that led to Sara Bareilles singing one of his songs.
Joining us to share his story and wisdom is Mike Herrera, the lead singer of punk band MxPx. Mike is also a podcaster, bass player, and songwriter who has completed multiple solo music projects and collaborations.
Caleb has created my last two book trailers, both of which people compliment all the time. Caleb’s work raises the bar in this industry, so I wanted to bring him on the show to tell us how he got started, and how he created big breaks for himself.
Michael Port is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, professional actor, and public speaking coach. He used index cards to engage the Tribe Conference attendees and shared 20 tips to wow an audience and own the stage.
It’s never been easier to build a brand because the barrier to entry has never been lower. The internet has allowed us all to be on equal footing. The online business space offers complete and total justice.