I’m a big fan of doing research. But I’m such a fan that I’m tempted to get stuck in the research phase. It’s fun. It’s fascinating. And it’s a reason to put off writing—especially writing something major, like a book. Are you researching or procrastinating? If you’re working on a doctoral dissertation based on academic […]
It’s been drummed into your head since grade school: outline before you write. This is excellent advice. Outlines make you think clearly before you write, and keep you on track for longer projects. If you pitch a nonfiction book to an editor, your proposal includes a detailed outline. The editor decides to buy the book […]
You may not see the impact of your writing. Perhaps you feel your voice is too small. But there is value in contributing to the larger chorus of voices.
You’ve written something good. Return to it. If you’ve been blogging for a year or more, you’ve probably covered many topics. Good news: ideas don’t get used up. In fact, they’re probably due for a refresh and repeat. It’s time to revisit the things you’ve already written. If you’re resisting this idea, I get it. […]
“If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?” Author and publisher Brooke Warner posted that question on social media recently. Without a doubt, my answer to that question is this: Don’t wait for good ideas, just start writing. A lesson I learned the hard way Although I have been writing […]
Entrepreneurship is a tough journey. Kelly Fitzsimmons shares her hard-earned lessons in her book Lost in Startuplandia.