The New Year is here! And I pray that it is better than last year … don’t you? Well despite the lockdowns, closings, mask-wearing, and other things we need to keep thinking about, it is the month that many people make resolutions for a better future. If you’re an author […]
Category Archives: Behind the Scenes
One question that many new and aspiring authors have is “Should I outline my book or just go with the flow?” To answer this question — and take my bias out of the answer — I did a little research on what those in the biz — authors and those who help authors alike — think about whether or not you should outline your nonfiction book.
Most authors, speakers, coaches, and Authorneers work out of a home office. This can make it challenging to separate work from the rest of your life, especially during this pandemic when kids and spouses, who would normally be at school or work, are at home. There’s no natural boundary between your workday and the rest of your life. In this guest post, Jackie Gaines shows you how to build and maintain greater balance so work doesn’t take over everything else.
Do you walk your talk? Is the image you portray to the world in alignment with who you really are? Does this image work for you? It may not be the way we want things to be, but people do make assumptions about you based on your appearance, attitude, and the words you choose. And these assumptions can affect whether or not they buy your book, or work with you in any other way. Therefore, presenting an authentic image that is appropriate for your brand and true to who you are is very important.
If you want your blog to be effective, you need to make sure that it has the design elements that help your target audience engage with your content, engage with you, help spread the word and ultimately do business with you.
Whether you have a traditional job in an office or own your own work-at-home business, working from home productively is an important life, career and business skill. Telecommute and partial telecommute positions have been on the rise for years, but with the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are having to adjust to working from home when they were used to working from an office. In this post, I’m going to share with you some work from home best practices that I’ve learned from research, talking to others and from more than a decade of personal experience.
Has civility ceased to be a trait we strive for? I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed a rise in unkindness in the world: On social media, on college campuses, in the media. And it makes me sick. In this article, Ronnie Blair shares some thoughts on this topic.