Month: May 2013

How to Write a Book: Everything You Need to Know in 20 Steps

So you want to write a book. Becoming an author can change your life—not to mention give you the ability to impact thousands, even millions, of people. However, writing a book is no cakewalk. As a 21-time New York Times bestselling author, I can tell you: It’s far easier to quit than to finish. When you run out of ideas, when your own message bores you, or when you become…

Show, Don’t Tell: What You Need to Know

Show, don’t tell. But what does it mean? So let’s see if I can solidify the concept in your mind right here, right now. I want to supercharge your showing vs. telling radar—and make it simple. The Difference Between Showing vs. Telling If your character is tall, your reader can deduce that because you mention others looking up when they talk with him. Or he has to duck to get…