Estelle Erasmus/Writing That Gets Noticed
Freelance Writing Direct
Writing a Bestselling Book & Making Mistakes with Dr. Michele Borba
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Writing a Bestselling Book & Making Mistakes with Dr. Michele Borba

In this episode:

  • Mistakes that Dr. Borba made when getting into writing and publishing, and what she learned so you don’t have to [3:31]

  • The best process for writing a book proposal [4:06]

  • Dr. Borba’s writing process for 24 books [6:30]

  • How to write tight, while keeping your voice [11:39, 14:54]

  • Discovering your own writing style [13:36]

  • Ways to make your writing sing [14:05]

  • Advice on using and finding credible research for your writing. [23:08]

Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author and parenting and child expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s resilience, social-emotional intelligence and character and reduce peer cruelty. 

She is the award-winning author of 25 books translated into 21 languages, including her new book, Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine as well as Nobody Likes Me, No More Misbehavin’, Don’t Give Me That Attitude!, Building Moral Intelligence, Parents Do Make a Difference, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy, and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. 

Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor who has appeared 150 times on the TODAY show and countless other shows, including three Dateline specials, Dr. Phil, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, three NBC Education Nation specials, Fox and CNN. Her work is featured in TIME, The Washington Post, Newsweek, People, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest and The Globe and Mail. She’s a media spokesperson for major corporations, including 3M, Office Depot, Fisher-Price, Unilever, Mattel, General Mills, Mastercard, All, Galderma, V-Tech, Cetaphil, Splenda, Hershey, KidStrong, Walmart, and Johnson & Johnson. She also served as a consultant to McDonald’s, Disney, Apple TV’s  series, ‘Get Rolling with Otis’ and Learning Curve’s “Caring Corner Mrs. Goodbee Dollhouse.”

She lives in Palm Springs with her husband and has three grown sons. 

Connect with Dr. Michele Borba:

Website: MicheleBorba.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/micheleborba

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmicheleborba/

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Estelle Erasmus/Writing That Gets Noticed
Freelance Writing Direct
Welcome to the Freelance Writing Direct podcast. Join Estelle Erasmus every week as she shares short, sound bite-filled podcasts, covering everything that the creative writer, freelance writer, and author needs to know to move forward in their creativity and career. Estelle will share how the sauce is made, with tips and tricks to give you a leg up in the marketplace. The podcast will also feature interviews with authors and writers who are generous with their own advice. Throughout the episodes, Estelle will evolve with the audience, as she listens to her guests, share pitches and essays, and offer writing and career prompts. It’s time to build your craft with Freelance Writing Direct. Estelle can’t wait to read what you will be writing.