Category: Writing

Category: Writing

Some Scary Stuff Going On Here
February 21, 2019 Author Inspiration,Writing Lynne Klippel

I’ve had a book project on my heart for the last two years.  And, I’ve procrastinated for that entire time.  It was so easy to take on other people’s projects and avoid doing my own writing.  I’m a ghostwriter– that’s how it is supposed to be, right? This book idea is scary.  There many reasons

3 Silent Book Killers
Image November 6, 2017 Author Inspiration,Writing Lynneklippel

You know how it goes. You have a great book idea, get all excited, start writing, and then it happens. Your enthusiasm for the book begins to leak out like air coming out of a balloon. Soon, there is nothing left of your great idea except guilt and regret. I’ve seen this happen, both in

Four Ways to Provide Effective Writing Feedback
Image September 4, 2017 Writing Lynne Klippel

Writers are often asked to critique or provide feedback on others’ writing. This situation can be difficult. It is hard to know exactly how robustly to critique another writer’s work. You don’t want to crush anyone’s dream or give false praise when it isn’t warranted. Do you concentrate on grammar, style, or the message? It’s

8 Tips for a DYI Writing Retreat
Image June 8, 2017 Author Inspiration,Writing Lynne Klippel

Writing retreats have been on my mind lately.  I am preparing to lead a group of writers on a retreat in October which sold out in 48 hours, not because I did a fantastic job marketing it, but because busy writers know that carving out dedicated time to focus on writing may be the only

Tips for Writing Faster
Image April 19, 2017 Writing Lynneklippel

TIPS FOR WRITING FASTER Slow down and get organized. If you are in a hurry to finish your book, you can easily become overwhelmed and spend hours on Facebook instead of writing.  To be more efficient, invest some time creating a solid plan for the content of your book.  You can create a mind-map, an

7 Ways to Cure Title Trauma
Image April 12, 2017 Writing Lynneklippel

Selecting the right book title for your book can be extremely challenging.  Whether you are writing non-fiction, fiction, or poetry, if your book title doesn’t excite and compel readers, they won’t want to look inside the pages of your book. Many authors spend lots of sleepless nights on the book titles.  Here are some tips

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

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.