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Bruce Hoag

Good girl, Tina.

A friend of mine (from academia) has written or been involved with more than 100 books. Last I heard, there were also more than 400 peer-reviewed journals articles in which he had a greater or lesser part.

That’s about one publication per month for 30+ years – a remarkable achievement.

He told me one time that the best way to write a book was to “outline the whole thing and then fill it up.”

That’s the way to write your content.

Outline it. Then add subtopics, and topics to your subtopics, and bits of info here and there.

Fill it up and then, if you need to, string it together.

Then set it aside until your fresh, probably the next day.

Read through it and make minor corrections.

If you’ve done the outlining part right, that’s all you’ll have to do.

And read it out loud so that you get the rhythm of the language.

Unless there’s some glaring error or omission, you’re finished, whether you think so or not.

I find that I write faster if I do the research during a less productive time of day, and the actual writing when I’m fresh.

Hope this helps.

Bruce Hoag PhD
The Internet Marketing Psychologist
The Mindful Writer - for deep and persuasive copy

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