Rick Killian

Lessons from a ghost . . .
Get Your Book’s Audience Right

Get Your Book’s Audience Right

If you are someone with a message—whether for your business, nonprofit, ministry, agency, political candidate, speaker, journalist, etc.—something inside of you is probably telling you to write a book. And the truth of the matter is, writing a book is a powerful,...

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Don’t try to figure out what other
people want to hear from you;
figure out what you have to say.
It’s the one and only thing
you have to offer.

—Barbara Kingsolver

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Just you write the book you want to write and if you write it with enough passion and enough skill, maybe other people will want to read it too. 

—Emma Donoghue,
The 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop

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I hate to write.
I love having written.

—Dorothy Parker

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I am always chilled and astonished
by the would-be writers who ask
me for advice and admit,
quite blithely, that they “don’t have
time to read.” This is like a guy
starting up Mount Everest saying
that he didn’t have time to buy
any rope or pitons.

―Stephen King

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Yeah, I know you’re not supposed to do that, but far too many authors underestimate the power of the physical design of a book. Today more than ever, the look and feel may not tell you much about the quality of writing or depth of thought put into a book, but they do...

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