How to handle negative feedback

Sending your book out for feedback or comments is a brave act and reviewers of all kinds can sometimes forget the impact their words can have. However, getting feedback can also be enormously rewarding and encouraging so it is worth the risk. The feedback you get is often only as good as the feedback your request.

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What to do when your book structure falls apart

The revision stage is there for you to sort out glitches, move things around, delete things and add things. If you get bogged down in this while you are writing, you will never finish. Even if you end up deleting material, it’s fine. You can use that material as the foundation for another book, for articles or even for a related product.

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How to handle a major competing book title

Books on the same topic are being written all the time. It is nuances like the design of the cover, the content, style of writing, expertise of the author, length of the book – and a whole slew of other factors that makes one book more appealing than another to a particular set of readers.

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Five book-writing nightmares – and how to solve them

What do you do when you realise your book writing task has turned into a version of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ or ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’? Every time you think about it, horror strikes. Oh no! It’s all gone horribly wrong, now what? Here’s what to do if your book writing work turns from heavenly to horrible in a few moments.

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