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  • Why I Write Every Book For Gussie LaJean Crittle, And You Should Too

    By Kevin on February 20, 2017
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    Taped to the bottom of my computer monitor is the obituary of a complete stranger. It’s only six sentences long; the death notice is of a woman named Gussie LaJean Crittle. Back on June 22 of 2014, I received an email with the subject, “I have no idea how...

  • 50 Writing Tips From A New York Times Bestselling Author

    By Kevin on March 29, 2016
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    One of the questions I’m asked on a daily basis is some form of, “I want to become an author. Can you help?” There are certainly better people to ask than me. But after writing hundreds of articles and nine books in 15 years—both traditionally published and self-published, both...

  • 5 Ways Millionaires Manage Their Email More Productively Than You

    By Kevin on October 17, 2015
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    How can you stop wasting so much time on email and still get to inbox zero every single day? I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly-successful solopreneurs for my new book, 15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management. I learned that highly-successful people don’t react to...

  • Why To-Do Lists Don’t Work (And What Millionaires Use Instead)

    By Kevin on July 13, 2015
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    Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on? In my research into time management and productivity best practices, I’ve interviewed over two hundred billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students, and entrepreneurs. I...

  • How to Stand Out and Become an Industry Thought Leader

    By Kevin on May 2, 2015
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    Years ago, I watched Dorie Clark, an up and coming political consultant, pivot her career to focus more broadly on marketing and business strategy. I’ve marveled ever since at how quickly she’s climbed into the ranks of the most respected business thinkers in the world. Today, she contributes to...

  • 9 Writing Tips from ThrillerFest 2013

    By Kevin on July 17, 2013
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    You know that question, “If you could have dinner with any three people alive or dead who would it be?” Well I just had something like that actually happen to me. Imagine you got to spend some time and have drinks with the biggest writers of the suspense, thriller...

  • 3 Writing Tips from JK Rowling

    By Kevin on November 25, 2012
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    (For my writing and want-to-be writer friends…) JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, doesn’t do many interviews so I eagerly watched her on the Charlie Rose show. Lots of fun stuff related to Harry Potter but I was interested in tidbits related to how she writes: 1)...

  • How to Land a Major Publisher (or Sell Your Toughest Prospect)

    By Kevin on September 13, 2010
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    It seems like everyone has the dream of writing a book someday and I’m often asked how to get a book accepted by a major publisher. Penny Sansevieri recently wrote a spot-on post for aspiring authors, How to Get a New York Publisher. Key points: 83% of Americans want...