Young professional writer holding a pair of glasses as she works on a laptop..

How To Use Your Book to Build a Fabulous Personal Brand

Whenever I speak to a ghostwriting prospect, one of my first questions is always “how do you see your book fitting into your business plan?” In other words, “what’s the business case for writing a book?” This is an important…
Woman writer wearing a colorful outfit and pondering the quesstion: what type of writer am I?

What Type of Writer Are You?

Did you know there are writer types? Me neither. Or at least, I didn’t realize it until I read an article about “Planners vs. Pantsers.”  On the one hand, Planners are all about planning their writing (and probably other aspects…
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The Art of Writing a Graceful Business Email

Writing Tips
Hop in the WABAC machine with me for a moment (whoa, who ordered the obscure Rocky and Bullwinkle Show reference?). As much as we’d all like to travel back in time to February 2020 so we could go to our…
Woman running small business from her home office. She is smiling at her desk with a lot of clutter and objects.

Messy is the New Black

Yesterday, I was sitting in the chair at my dentist’s office thinking about this blog post. What? Don’t you do all of your best thinking in your dentist’s chair? My phone was in my purse hanging on the back of…
Kiva Slade sitting at a table with a smile.

Kiva Slade on Making Your Experiences Count

One reason I wanted to start the Own Your Expertise video interview series is to highlight all the amazing professionals in my network finding their niches and impacting the world. I get so inspired hearing their stories and I hope…
Cheerful woman talking on phone at desk.

Ghostwriting? How Does That Work?

Writing Tips
Are you new to the concept of ghostwriting? You’re not alone. When I introduce myself as a ghostwriter, I get a mix of reactions from quizzical looks to outright confusion to excited exclamations of “I have so many questions!” But…