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Monday, May 12, 2014

Writing Strategy: Break Up Your Topic. The Five Minute Response

I was at a book publisher's convention in New York City a while ago and made a discover that could be lucrative to all writers. If you are looking to write a book on a particular topic ... don't. Write a series of books on that topic, breaking the subject down into its component parts. Make each part the focus of a smaller, less expensive book rather than one tome of greater price.

I saw this time and again at the different publisher's booths. Whole series on just about every topic you can imagine. So, write what you know is still good advice. However, now add the caveat, just don't write all about what you know on one topic in one book.

And that's the five minute response.

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