Hey, Voice! Get Active!

(A Tip for Better Writing You’ll Want to Use Starting Yesterday) One of my first coaching comments to a retired pilot who is writing a fascinating and historically-significant memoir was to write using an active voice.  I wasn’t expecting his response. “Why?” ...

Secret to Sustainable Productivity

I can promise you the possibility of a breakthrough in sustainable productivity if you will be an earnest sojourner along the following three access roads to the mindset required.  One is paved by a psychologist/best-selling author. Another has been carved out by a...

Florida Author with International Reach

Soon after first-time author Madelyn Balitz’s book launch, she was asked to speak at the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers. The next month, she was a guest on a virtual panel discussion, sponsored by the Bermuda National Library and...

Building Your Brand? Honor the Process

Have you noticed there is not one single book that has THE way to successfully build a strong and sustainable personal brand? Nope, there are hundreds of these books, most of them written by people who found their own, original way to build a brand. They imply that if...

Is Your Content Arousing or Asnoozing?

“A bored writer leads to a bored reader.”   I’m quoting myself, from one of my workshops for first-time authors.  It seems obvious, but if you think about it, any time you’ve yawned into a book, it just didn’t vibrate with the energy of the author, it didn’t sparkle...

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