“The book that will most change your life is the one you write…”

Have you ever considered writing your book? Writing a book helps you share your message and become an authority in your area of expertise.

I’ve authored and co-authored over 30 books, been a writing coach for over 400 people and organized 20 writing retreats. I’ve discovered the best system to write a great book within 1 week to 6 months: Reverse Writing.

My secret? Start with the back cover. This is your marketing material and promise to your readers. Plus it gives you the structure for your writing process.

In these blogs you’ll find free tips about writing, promoting and publishing your book. On www.estherjacobs.info/writeyourbook you’ll find more information and how I can support you in bringing your book to life.

Barbara’s success story


Storytelling is a valuable tool for both fiction and non-fiction writers. Whether you are writing a thriller or a management book, you can learn from other authors. Also, speakers, trainers, coaches, and entrepreneurs can greatly benefit from these techniques. In this blog, I share Barbara’s success story.

Barbara’s success story2020-11-01T19:51:01+01:00

The art of storytelling


Many writers struggle to bring their story to life. Either they splurge too much, too fast, or the build-up of their narrative is too slow, and their readers lose interest. Their characters and dialogues are not lively or realistic enough. As I wrote and published more books, I learned to manage the pace of the story and to make my characters into real people, with both positive and negative traits. I also learned to liven up my story with direct dialogue and quotes.

The art of storytelling2020-07-30T15:38:25+02:00

Secrets of book promotion, visibility and online success


Most authors, coaches, and entrepreneurs are troubled when it comes to selling. They know their book, product, or service is awesome, yet they feel ‘cheesy’ or too aggressive when trying to market it. They don’t realize that by holding back, they are depriving the world of their gift, their message, their way to help or entertain others.

Secrets of book promotion, visibility and online success2020-08-07T07:02:27+02:00

Mistakes I wish I could have avoided in publishing my books


My first book was published by the (then) largest publisher in the Netherlands: A.W. Bruna. At first, I felt so lucky. Here I was, a first-time writer getting a contract with a large publishing house. They promised to take care of everything. I should have known this was too good to be true. Working with a big company has its advantages and disadvantages.

Mistakes I wish I could have avoided in publishing my books2020-07-30T15:37:42+02:00

TJ’s success story


TJ Halbertsma is an 'ordinary' guy, who does extraordinary things. In daily life, he is the CEO of a large financial firm in London. In his spare time he is an extreme adventurer; climbing the highest mountains, crossing the Arctic and Antarctic, swimming the 'escape from Alcatraz'and more. Read his story

TJ’s success story2020-07-30T15:37:46+02:00

Write your book in reverse


Write your book in reverse Do NOT make the no. 1 mistake while writing your book. I've seen it too many times: inexperienced writers start off typing away enthusiastically... Until they get stuck. Going back and re-writing is not appealing. This is where most book projects disappear into [...]

Write your book in reverse2020-06-19T07:53:51+02:00

Publishing your book


Publishing your book Working with a publisher You can approach a publisher with your book idea, title, back cover, table of contents or structure and an intro or first chapter. They will also want to know how big your reach is. Think of the number of followers [...]

Publishing your book2020-05-03T22:24:10+02:00

10 ideas for a successful non-fiction book


Some of the best book ideas are very simple. Starting with a proven format will make the writing process much less overwhelming. Let's dive into the 10 most successful non-fiction book ideas to get you inspired.

10 ideas for a successful non-fiction book2020-09-03T10:50:11+02:00

Write a book


Is one of your intentions to finally write that book that you have been dreaming about for a ages? I'll give you tips and inspiration so that you no longer have an excuse! ????

Write a book2020-08-07T08:16:28+02:00

Inspired by…


Inspired by... I made a list of authors who influence and inspire me in my writing. An interesting exercise, because it made me realize what kind of person/writer I want to be. Who inspires you? These are my heroes: Neil Strauss (The Game, Emergency, The [...]

Inspired by…2020-08-07T07:55:43+02:00
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