Author: Lynneklippel

Author: Lynneklippel

Curing the Author Inferiority Complex
Image June 7, 2016 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

Have you been plagued by AIC- Author Inferiority Complex? AIC rears its ugly head when you least expect it: The hour you finally set aside for writing Right before a media interview Smack in the middle of chapter 12 The day before your book is set to launch Every author, even the ones with multiple

New Amazon Options and Rules
January 26, 2016 Book Marketing Lynneklippel

Once again, is shaping the book market with innovation.  They have just released two new enhancements that you must know about, both as a reader and an author.  Both will make book marketing better so I’m a big fan. Free samples-  Just like at your favorite ice cream store, Amazon now offers you the ability

5 Ways to Write Faster and Better This Fall
Image October 4, 2015 Writing Lynneklippel

It’s fall and everyone is thinking about all the writing that did not get done during the summer.  LOL Here are five tips you can use to write your book as quickly as possible. 1.     Slow down and get organized.  If you are in a hurry to finish your book, you can easily become overwhelmed

The Trucker and the Artist
Image June 24, 2015 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

I know several professional trucker drivers.  I am in awe of the way they can maneuver those huge trucks into tiny spaces, back them up, and drive safely mile after mile. I was thinking about them the other day when I was procrastinating on a writing project.  I wasn’t feeling too inspired and wondered if

Who is the Villain of Your Book?
Image May 19, 2015 Author Inspiration,Writing Lynneklippel

Every book needs a hero and a villain, even non-fiction ones. A while back I wrote a blog post about finding the hero of your book. If you missed that article, you can review it here   There is a flip-side to that conversation. It’s also important to identify the villain of your book. I

Who’s the Hero of Your Book?
Image March 2, 2015 Writing Lynneklippel

Who’s the Hero of Your Book? Every book, even non-fiction ones, has a hero. Yet, most non-fiction writers are not taught to consider this. The hero of your book is a catalyst for change. When you determine the hero of your book, you’ll be able to more clearly communicate the message of your book in

Stuck in the Writing Wasteland?
Image February 2, 2015 Author Inspiration,Writing Lynneklippel

In last week’s training call we talked about the 12 stages of the Author’s Journey. Step 6 is one that presents many challenges for authors. I call this step The Writing Wasteland. It’s the stage where you are in the process of writing your book and experiencing joy, frustration, fear, elation, pride, and extreme doubt.

The Author and the Hero’s Journey
Image January 21, 2015 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

Last week I was doing some research on Joseph Campbell and his famous Hero’s Journey. Campbell studied the great myths and legends from around the world and found a 12 step process common to all great heroes. I started thinking about authors and their experience of writing and publishing a book. Hours later I was

The Measure of Author Success
Image December 19, 2014 Author Inspiration,Book Marketing Lynneklippel

It is a gorgeous clear day here in Ecuador and I’m sitting on my front porch writing and thinking about you. I start every day, rain or shine, with a cup of tea and my journal on my front porch.  For an hour, I write for fun and to explore life more deeply.  I also

Authors- This Book is for YOU!
Image November 17, 2014 Author Inspiration,Writing Lynneklippel

It’s so easy to get stressed out over your book writing, marketing, and business building activities.   We all work so hard and are so focused on our goals and timelines that our book writing efforts can feel like drudgery instead of creative joy. The remedy to all this stress waits for you in Marney K.