Do you have a message you want to shout from the rooftops? Since shouting isn’t usually a way introverts communicate, we’re lucky there’s a more subtle way to get our message across. At the risk of generalizing, most introverts prefer to express their thoughts and ideas through the written word. For many, writing a book is a fundamental business strategy, opening the door to increased visibility, credibility and profitability. Others may want to leave a written legacy, sharing lessons learned so that others have an easier time on the journey.
Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D., is passionate about helping writers become authors and guiding you through the journey from idea to publication.
She is the author of Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength, the first book to reveal that introverts make up the majority—rather than a small minority—of the population. In addition to authoring five mass-market books (so far), Laurie launched Book It! Literary Consulting. Through seminars and individual consultation, she helps writers develop book ideas and take the steps needed to become published authors.
Laurie and I talk about introverts and publishing in this lively conversation. She lifts the veil of mystery on the process of getting a book published through a mainstream publishing house, as well as shares…
- One of the biggest things introverts do that diminishes their power
- How you can make your book proposal stand out from the pack
- The fatal mistake aspiring authors make when pitching an idea
- Why it’s true that ignorance is sometimes bliss
PS: Be sure to listen for a special offer from Laurie! Details shared near the end of the podcast. And if you’re in the Charleston, West Virginia area, you’ll definitely want to attend Laurie’s upcoming seminar, “Get It Published! (Not Self-Published)” on March 5, 2011.