Jennifer Harshman learned she had a gift for editing when her third-grade teacher pulled her aside secretively and asked her to correct the errors in the note that was going home to the parents.
Jennifer’s been writing and editing professionally since 1992—everything from brochures to books, and in October 2022, she released Your Book Bakery: Making it easy to write a book. She’s edited more than 200 books and 30 million words, and a few of her editing credits are NYT Bestseller 48 Days to the Work and Life You Love, USA Today bestseller The Millennial Whisperer, and a book that hit #1 in the business category on Amazon: The Bezos Letters.
Contact Jennifer. She’d love to hear about your writing dreams. That is, when she’s not fulfilling her roles as a homeschooling wife and mom and a book dragon with a big appetite. In her free time, she likes to play with paint and toot a flute.
In this episode Natalie and Jennifer discuss:
- The importance of doing what you love as an entrepreneur
- Reasons why entrepreneurs should write a book
- Writing a book doesn’t have to be hard
- What authors should consider to make their book a success
- Publishing your book
- Do what you love, and the money will follow. Take advantage of resources to learn what you need to know, build those skills, and do your own thing, making it something that fuels you and inspires you.
- You should write a book to serve other people and to attract the right people to you, as well as repel the people who are not the right fit for you or aren’t ready for your service at the moment.
- Having mental obstacles and mindset barriers makes writing a book difficult, and the only way we can actually begin to write a book is to introduce the mindset that writing is easy. You can make progress in just a couple of minutes a day.
- Having an outline is a good start, but having a mindset is even more important. Put all your doubts aside and focus on making some progress every day, no matter how small it may be.
- You can either publish your book through a publishing company or self-publish it, but be careful of vanity presses or vanity publishers who take your money to publish your book. You’ll have to wear many hats when self-publishing, but remember you don’t have to do everything all by yourself. You can hire people to assist you in certain areas.
“With the right attitude and resources, you can do amazing things. And if you will choose the first, you will find the second.” – Jennifer Harshman
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Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco
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