Category: Author Inspiration

Category: Author Inspiration

Squirrely Marketing: A Real-life Parable for Authors
October 21, 2011 Author Inspiration,Writing Lynneklippel

St. Louis is celebrating baseball!  Our home team, the St. Louis Cardinals, won a spot in the World Series, despite having a terrible slump and many losses in the middle part of their season.  The team was plagued by injuries until August.  Once everyone was healthy, the team has been on a winning streak that

What’s Your WHY?
October 13, 2011 Author Inspiration,Writing Lynneklippel

Kathleen Ragan, a stay-at-home mother, loved reading stories to her young daughters.  She took them to the local library every week to pick out fresh books and made story time an important part of every day. Kathleen began to notice a disturbing trend.  All the books she was reading featured male heroes.  As she began

5 Ways to Pump Up the Progress on Your Book
June 30, 2011 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

Whether you are just beginning your first draft or you have a published book that’s been launched for a few years, your book progress relies on how much energy you put into it. If you find your sales slumping or you just can’t seem to muster up the enthusiasm to write, it’s the ideal time

When to Take Your Book on the Road
June 9, 2011 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

As an author and an entrepreneur, it is important that you leave the cocoon of your home office and meet others. One of the best ways to do this is to attend live events. When you attend a live training event, workshop, or seminar, you have the opportunity to discuss your ideas with people who

Delivering Your Audience To Their Intended Destination
May 13, 2011 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

A guest article by Jeremy Flagg- one of the outstanding authors in the 90 Day Author JumpStart Coaching program Sometimes, the hardest thing to do while trying to convey an idea or a point in any form of communication is to find the best route to get our audience from point A to point B.

The Reader’s Path – A Book Development Exercise to Jumpstart Your Creativity
May 4, 2011 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

When you are in the process of writing your book, you may be overwhelmed with all the ideas that you could possibly put into your book. You have ideas, stories, illustrations, and quotes flooding your mind, as well as a wealth of blog posts, articles, and other written material to pull from. All these ideas

Helga’s Story Was Destroyed
April 12, 2011 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

Helga Eastby lived in 1896.  A Norwegian immigrant and mother of 8 children, Helga and her family faced foreclosure of their farm after a downturn in the economy.  At that time, women were strongly encouraged to be sedate, not get too happy, too sad, or too tired to prevent hysteria.  At that time the society

What’s Your Word of the Year?
January 13, 2011 Author Inspiration Lynneklippel

For the past five years, I’ve selected a Word of the Year- a single word that becomes my theme for the year. One year it was enough, another it was shine, and last year’s word was miracle. Some years it can be a challenge to pick just one word. There are so many wonderful words