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Nothing but the Words
11 minutes | a day ago
Bring Your Reader into Your World
Telling a story is more than just writing down the facts. In this episode, we explore how you can put the reader in the place you were in when your story (or the story you're writing about) happened. Use these tips to make your story come alive and keep your reader turning the pages of your book.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
9 minutes | 22 days ago
Too Tired to Write
Family, friends, job, business, social life! You have so much on your plate. And sometimes, you're just too tired to write. Unfortunately, those are also the times when you might really need to write to meet a deadline or finish your book on time. In this episode, I share specific strategies to get back to writing--even when you're too tired to write.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
11 minutes | a month ago
Design Your Writing Space
Does it really make a difference where you write you book? It absolutely does. In this episode, we dive into how you can create a space that supports your writing--even when it feels like there's no extra space in your home. A well-designed writing space will help you write faster, better, and more consistently. Take these elements into account, and set yourself up for success with your book. For more writing tips, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
11 minutes | a month ago
Stop Chasing the Wrong Readers
It's completely normal to want to find as many readers as possible for you book. You're writing to reach people. But focusing on the wrong potential readers can actually cost you in the long run. In this episode, I explain why you should stop writing for people who'll never want to read your book and what to do instead.
10 minutes | 2 months ago
Focus on Value
Only a small percentage of people who want to write a book ever actually make it happen. But there's no reason you can't be one of that group. If you're struggling to get started, get back to writing, or finally finish writing your book, this episode is for you. In this episode, I share how you can shift your focus and finally achieve your author goals.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
10 minutes | 2 months ago
Promote This Book Before You Write Your Next Book
As you write your book, you're almost sure to have ideas for more books. Your creative juices are flowing, and you see book ideas everywhere. But hold on just a minute. Before you write your next book, let's take a look at what you're doing with your first book (or the one you're currently writing). In this episode, I share why you might not want to jump into the next book too quickly.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
7 minutes | 2 months ago
Stealing Quotes from the Bible
If you've ever thought of quoting Scripture in your book, there are important guidelines you need to follow. Bible translations belong to their publishers, and you'll need to give credit where it's due. But with these few simple steps, you can easily quote chapter and verse without violating anyone's copyright.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
11 minutes | 2 months ago
Pros and Cons of Collaborative Books
Taking part in a collaborative book can seem like the perfect compromise. You only have to write a few pages, and you get published in a book. But don't say yes to that opportunity too quickly. In this episode, I cover the pros and cons of participating in a collaborative book. It might be for you. Or it could be an opportunity you should pass by.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
7 minutes | 3 months ago
Write the Book You're Called to Write
People can tell you what your book "should" be about. Clients can beg you to write a book about what they see as your specialty. Logic might even dictate that you listen to what your existing audience, your friends, or your colleagues say. But sometimes, listening to what other people think you should write about is the easy way out. In this episode, we explore when you should write the book you feel called to write--and why.
10 minutes | 3 months ago
Story Mistakes You Should Never Make
Everyone loves a good story. But even the best stories can be ruined when you make one or more of these common writing mistakes. In this episode, we dive into 3 ways authors ruin a good story and how you can avoid them all. For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
12 minutes | 3 months ago
Secrets of the Best How-To Books
Writing a how-to book doesn't have to be difficult or boring. In this episode, I share 5 secrets from successful how-to books to help you make your book the best it can be. If you're sharing steps, processes, or strategies, don't miss these proven tips to write the best how-to book you possibly can.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
12 minutes | 3 months ago
50. The Truth about Traditional Publishing
Self-publishing is the most accessible path for most new authors, but is it the best path for you? In this episode, I share 5 truths about traditional publishing to help you decide how to publish your book. Learn the basics of traditional publishing and why a big publisher isn't necessarily the best way to make the most of your book.For more writing tips and inspiration follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
10 minutes | 4 months ago
The Truth about Self-Publishing
The business of self-publishing is booming. But there's also lots of misinformation about what it takes to successfully self-publish a book and what it says about authors who choose this route. In this episode, you'll discover five important truths about self-publishing that every author should know.
13 minutes | 4 months ago
How to Hire a Ghostwriter
Sometimes, the best way to get the job done is to hire someone else to do it. In this episode, I share exactly what to look for in a ghostwriter if you decide to hire someone to write your book. I also explain the difference between co-writers and ghostwriters, how much it costs to hire a ghostwriter, and where you can find a ghostwriter.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
Your Next Chapter
In this interview with my coaching client Angela Raspass, author of "Your Next Chapter," you'll discover what it's really like to write and publish your first book. Angela shares how she got past writer's block, why she chose to work with an author coach, and how her book is setting her up for her own next chapter.Wondering what your next chapter will be for your business and your life? Access Angela's self-study course, Your Journey Board, for free at yournextchapter.com.au/your-journey-board/.Or connect with Angela at: angelaraspass.com.
11 minutes | 5 months ago
Write Your Gift
If you're not sure you have the right book idea or you want to write a book but have no idea what to write about, turn to your gifts. You have a unique combination of gifts, given only to you. In this episode, you'll discover how to hone in on those gifts and choose one to write your book about. Don't keep it to yourself. Share your gift with the world in your book.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
How Long Does It Take to Write a Book?
You're excited to get your book out to the world. And you probably want to know how long it should take you to write it. In this episode, find out what factors influence how long it takes to write your book. Go into this process with your eyes wide open, and plan your book launch without unreasonable pressure or impossible deadlines. Write your book with your eyes wide open.
13 minutes | 5 months ago
Something Isn't Working
If you've been wanting to write a book for some time but you haven't, something isn't working. If you've started your book but, for whatever reason, you haven't finished writing it, something isn't working. In this episode I break down how to recognize when things have gotten off track with your book and how to decide what to do about it.For more writing tips and inspiration, follow me on IG @candiceldavis.
12 minutes | 6 months ago
How to Talk about Your Book
No matter how much of your time and effort you pour into your book, talking about it can be difficult. You don't want to seem salesy or self-centered. You don't want to give away too much too soon. You don't want to get it wrong. But it's important to talk about your book before you write it, while you're writing it, and after it's written. In this episode, I give you 3 simple ways to talk about your book without getting tongue-tied or feeling like you're making the conversation all about you.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
Write Like a Thought Leader
In this episode, discover how to write a book that will position you as a thought leader. Being an expert on your topic is a great start, but becoming a thought leader requires something more. Several of my clients have written books that separate them from the pack of experts in their fields, and you can too.
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