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Steve Preston – from stuck and procrastinating to writing 60,000 words in a month

I recently interviewed Steve Preston, the Career Catalyst. After writing and publishing his first 2 books, he was struggling with his third. Last summer he was feeling stuck and fed up with procrastinating, and decided to sign up for the 10,000 Word Summer Book Challenge.

The challenge was the catalyst that helped him to get his focus back, gave him clarity and the motivation to finish what he started.

Remarkably, Steve went from a standing start to 20,000 words in the first week and ended with 60,000 words at the end of the challenge.

It was the kick start that he needed and Steve published his book, Portfolio Careers in May 2017.

Interview with Steve Preston

I’ve known Steve for many years and in our interview, he shares his own personal story and the motivation behind writing his books, as well as many tips that will help you on your book writing journey, whether you’ve just started or are experienced in writing books.

He finishes the interview with his top 3 tips for budding authors.

So settle down with a cuppa or go for a walk with us in your headphones, and listen to this inspirational interview.

And if you want to be like Steve and focus on your book this summer, whether you want to write 10,000 words or 60,000, then here’s the link to sign up for the Summer Book Challenge.

How to create new opportunities by writing a book

opportunities stepsTonight is the second webinar in the 10,000 Word Summer Book Challenge. Just by stepping up and saying they are writing their book, many of my writers are already creating new opportunities!

Actually, I could give you lots of examples of how my clients have created new opportunities – many before they’ve actually finished (and published) their books.

The act of stepping up creates new opportunities

  • It helps you to realise how much you know, which builds your confidence.
  • When you start to tell people about your book, they become interested in what you have to say.
  • Your book will put you in a different league to your competitors, right from the moment you start to write it.

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Writing your book creates clarity in your message

writing your bookI started running the 10,000 Word Summer Book Challenge on Monday morning, and initially I’ve been focusing on how to get started with writing your book.

Before you start to write, you need to get clear on your message. You need to know who your book is for, what your readers want to hear from you, and then you can get clear on what you’re going to say.

Getting clarity of your message has multiple benefits. It will help you with your book. But it will also help with your overall communications – what you say when people ask what you do, how you present yourself via your website and social media, and how you build your community of people who can’t wait to buy your book! Continue reading

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