open bookHere is an amazing article from contributor, Deanna Zandt on some of the misconceptions behind writing a book and becoming a published author. It’s amazing some of the preconceived notions that people have in their minds telling them why they can’t or why they shouldn’t do something. Enjoy this awesome article!


If you’re an independent consultant, entrepreneur, or an expert in your field, you’ve probably heard it: Writing a book is one of the best things you can do to level up your career. And, as a media consultant who wrote a book on social media three years ago, I can tell you that’s absolutely true.

But I can also tell you that it isn’t easy, and not just for the creative reasons that come to mind—squeezing out all of your literary juices onto the page and having them whipped into compelling shape is only just the beginning.

So, if you’re contemplating putting pen to paper, here are the things I wish I’d had a better understanding of when my book, Share This!, came out.

1. Writing a Book is Expensive

Let’s start with the concept of advances. Many first-time authors get either very small advances or no advances at all, unless they’re writing some of the dishiest dish that the gods of dish have ever seen. So, the notion that you can sell a book and live off the advance while you write is generally a thing of the past… (Continue Reading)

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