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You Can’t Write a Book if You Don’t Take Notes

I discovered I was a notetaking addict in the middle of a college poker game. “Ken, are you in?” someone asked. I was in. In deep thought, writing about an incident that had occurred earlier in the day that I didn’t want to forget. I wrote in my journal, which I always had by my side for taking notes. How do you take notes? Notetaking Equipment Today Today we have so many more options for note taking. You can take notes or speak them, at all times of day under all social circumstances. “I don’t have time” loses its meaning. Here are a few options: Tablets Easier for note taking than laptops because they turn on with the press of a thumb, don’t need to warm up, and are less […]

Become a Better Writer with New Book-Writing Series

Greetings, Author Friends, Are you looking to become a better writer so you can write your book? Mark your calendars for February 27, 2021 when I will debut my new “You’ve Got the Time” series of articles, stories, and interviews on the topic of how to write and publish that book that is already inside you. Writing a Book a Reachable Vision Have you ever considered writing a book? Did you dismiss the idea immediately as being unreachable? Then this journey is for you. I’ll share my version of wisdom compiled from over fifty years as an author, editor, publisher, union activist, scholar, book coach, speaker, and celebrated hitchhiker and dishwasher going back to the Vietnam era underground press. Some entries will be adapted from my book, You’ve Got the […]

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Editing for a Cause

Do you need editing for your new book? Win two hours of the best professional editing I’ve got to offer at the State of Michigan Children’s Trust Fund annual Pam Posthumus Signature Auction. Time, online silent auction: September 14-16, 2020 Time, virtual live event: September 16, 2020 Where to register: Bipartisan – in Today’s Climate? The Children’s Trust Fund is the only department of the State of Michigan that has as its sole mission, childhood abuse and neglect prevention. It was created by the Michigan Legislature in 1982 as a result of a bill co-sponsored by Democratic State Senator Debbie Stabenow, Republican State Senator Connie Binsfeld, and others from both sides of the aisle. It has been proudly bipartisan throughout its history. My interest in CTF began in 2008when […]

You’ve Got the Time “Especially and Unreservedly Recommended” by Midwest Book Review

Thanks to the library journal Midwest Book Review for a glowing review of Ken’s new book, which will appear in the May 2020 issue. Highlights: “One of the most ‘user friendly’ and comprehensive how-to manuals for writers seeking publication of their work, ‘You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You’ is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Writing/Publishing collections…. Simply stated, if it is your ambition to create the next great American novel and secure your place in literary history (or just to have your own work published and secure as wide a readership as possible for it), then ‘You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You’ should be a part of your personal […]