Writer to Writer: David Boles

Writer to Writer is a brief feature I’m doing in which I email a writer and ask a quick question about writing. Simple enough, right? In today’s edition of Writer to Writer I’ve asked David Boles, author of more than 50 books in print, 25,000+ articles, and 2 million words per year, about the discipline it takes […]

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Kindle’s Top Three: Week 47

In Kindle’s Top Three, I want to highlight the best-selling books at the beginning of every week, and express all the rage inside me that I’m not in there. Not really. In all honesty, I think it’s important to look at what’s in the top coveted three on Kindle’s bestseller list because, really, don’t they deserve […]

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Writer to Writer: Ian Sutherland

Writer to Writer is a brief feature I’m doing in which I email a writer and ask a quick question about writing. Simple enough, right? In today’s edition of Writer to Writer I’ve asked Ian Sutherland, author of the Brody Taylor Thriller series, how he flexes his creative muscle as a writer in between projects. I […]

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Sales Prospecting Lessons: Building out a Network

So I’ve been thinking about some of the success I had with sales prospecting, and it comes down to two factors: Grit, and Volume. Let me elaborate on that. Grit is what drives you to continue to refine your process whether that’s identifying potential customers, tweaking your pitch, making one more call despite it being another “no,” […]

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I’m a child of an immigrant woman

This election feels like a setback. My grandfather came here after World War II. He told me the story. I don’t know how accurate it is, but this is what he told me. He said he didn’t agree with the nazis. He was a Hungarian, and conscripted to fight for them. It’s entirely possible he […]

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Moments of failure are the moments I live for

I am a colossal failure. And if I wasn’t, I don’t know that I’d be anything. This is a tough moment for me. A sale didn’t close. A sale that’s taken weeks of back and forth conversations, demos, presentations, requests for discounts, and with the impending reality that I need this sale to close. And it […]

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Pictures of China

I spent four months in Beijing, travelling to Xi’an, Shanghai, Chengde, and Inner Mongolia. Here’s a couple pictures of the places that inspired my novel. Book Campaign Pit 2 Mt. Li Where they found the tomb. Burning Incense Forbidden City Mao Portrait Climbing the Great Wall at MuTianYu Random Beatles quote near Xi’an

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It took me 5 years to write my novel

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I have the hardest time writing. It’s painful. The day I came up with the idea for my first novel, I was sitting in Traditional Chinese History. We covered the Qin Emperor pretty thoroughly. And then we talked briefly about his tomb. At the time I read my books cover to cover, because unlike some of my […]

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