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I'll help you see the dream of your book come alive. From concept development to outline to chapter construction to finished manuscript, I can help turn your dream of writing a book into a reality. By the end of our step-by-step process you will have a manuscript you can proudly present to literary agents or acquisition editors at traditional publishing houses. Or, you can use it to self-publish using any of the many options available. Writing your book this year means your voice will contribute to the many important ideas, methods, or stories that will create next year's world. Is there any better time to get started than today? LET'S WORK TOGETHER.

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Easy Prompts Tickle Memoir Writing

 What’s the first memory that comes to mind when I say, “wet shoes” ? For me, it’s the time I lived in a South American country during the drenching winter rain season.Two hours before my flight left for Spanish-speaking lands I’d packed new black leather pumps for the required “office attire” of my upcoming job. Little did the shoes or I know they’d end…

Publishing Options–An Easy Comparison Chart

by SP Turgon All publishing options have benefits and constraints: Traditional, Self-Publishing, Publishing Service, eBook, Hybrid Upfront costs, Control, Speed, Advances, Royalties, Registrations, Distribution, Marketing, Promotion, Author Payment   Which publishing options fulfill the greatest number of your personal criteria? Do you want full control of your book’s release into the market? Would you rather get more royalties but need to…

Your Core Message Platform Increases Book Sales

by SP Turgon No matter if you self-publish or contract with a traditional publisher, your book sales ultimately lie in your hands. The more media streams you use, the wider your promotions—and the greater possibility of increased sales. But throughout every media promotion, your core message platform needs to be consistent and pack a punch. We’ve all heard these famous…

Who You Talkin’ To? Know Your Target Audience!

by SP Turgon   In non-fiction, keeping your target audience in mind is critical to good communication: you gotta speak their language.   Is your target audience your industry peers, or do you want to educate a new group of curious learners? Writing to peers is easy. But for many experts, writing for curious beginners is more challenging because the introduction of…

A Structural Edit Is Your Book’s BFF

By SP Turgon  One of the hardest things to see in your own manuscript is where it is its own worst enemy—where it encourages your reader to stop reading. But a structural edit helps prevent that. Whether it’s non-fiction or fiction, a book’s success hangs on pulling the reader through. From sentence to sentence. Paragraph to paragraph. Page to page.      …

In Praise of First Drafts

By SP Turgon Scream! Sob! Accuse! Lament! Rage!  Reveal! It’s where you get to yell at everybody, cry your eyes out, sling accusations willy-nilly, and bring up every stored-away-for-the-right-moment injury that happened throughout your lifetime. Or, if you’re holding family grudges, maybe the inciting incident didn’t even happen in your lifetime. Maybe it’s cherished like a heirloom through generations because it…

Publishing Options for 21st Century Authors

By SP Turgon Traditional Publishing vs. All the Other Methods of Getting Your Book Out There to Your Future Readers Easy Comparison Chart for Publishing Options   Many of us dream of being a big author like JK Rowling or Stephen King or Diana Gabaldon, successfully marketed through traditional publishing. We dream of the big advance, the promotional tour, seeing our…