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How to Construct Your Book Outline

Posted: June 29, 2020 | By:

Ginny Carter is an award-winning UK book ghostwriter with a business background. She's ghostwritten over a dozen books on a wide variety of topics, from HR to phobias. They all have this in common: they’re bringing their...

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Featured Writer of the Week: Kevin Maney

Posted: June 22, 2020 | By:

Kevin Maney is a writer and consultant. He selectively works with CEOs and companies on writing projects that give something interesting or important to the world. His most recent book is Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future and prior to that, he wrote Play Bigger: How...

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The first year of your new career

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David Murray is editor of Vital Speeches of the Day. Learn more at vsotd.com or by following @VitalSpeeches on Twitter.


Exec comms has changed from corporate window-dressing to society-saving work. Are you up for this?

Last Friday the Professional Speechwriters Association and the Executive Communication Council held our first full-on virtual conference. In my keynote remarks, I suggested that this isn’t the most crucial time in the history...

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Speechwriter, Spiel Thyself

Posted: June 5, 2020 | By:

David Murray is editor of Vital Speeches of the Day. Learn more at vsotd.com or by following @VitalSpeeches on Twitter.


After spending careers mimicking their leader's voice and minding corporate mores, speechwriters must find their own voice now.

For almost 30 years, I’ve made some part of my living convening professional speechwriters or covering their silent struggles. If there’s been one prevailing sentiment among speechwriters across...

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How Being Profound Kills Business Books

Posted: June 1, 2020 | By:

Greg Larson is an author, editor, and book coach. As the owner of Marketing Author Academy, his work and his clients' work has been seen in: the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List, HarperCollins,...

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Featured Writer of the Week: Sherry L. Granader

Posted: May 29, 2020 | By:

Sherry L. Granader is a ghostwriter who specializes in creating and writing memoirs, business, nutrition, and fitness books. Learn more at sherrywritesforyou.com.

Tell us about your writing journey. When did you know you could make a career out of it, and what was that decision like?

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Adapt your keynote speech for a virtual event

Posted: May 22, 2020 | By:

This article by Teresa Zumwald has been reposted with the author's permission. It was originally posted at zumwaldandcompany.com.

The fate of your keynote speech has been up in the...

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Featured Writer of the Week: Rodney Moore

Posted: May 18, 2020 | By:

Rodney Moore is a ghostwriter for entrepreneurs, innovators, mavericks and thought leaders and also copywrites and offers creative copy direction for established brands, emerging start-ups and product companies. Learn more at rodneyjmoore.com.

Looking back, what do you wish you knew getting started as a...

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The Way Your Work Looks Can Be As Important As What It Says

Posted: May 15, 2020 | By:

Jonathan Rick - How to Write an Op-Ed

This article by Jonathan Rick has been reposted with the author's permission. It was originally posted at

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Finding Creative Focus in Chaos

Posted: May 11, 2020 | By:

In this webinar, Morgan Baden, Nicola Krauss, and Nisha Sharma, all published authors and industry experts get candid about how tough it can be to focus on creative projects right now, and how aspiring writers can find balance—and maybe even inspiration—in the turmoil. Writers can expect practical tips on how to hone in on your creative priorities—and how to find professional help if you need it.

They discuss why they're having difficulty focusing right now and compare it to previous times they've struggled. They learned a lot of lessons that are useful in this moment...

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