The Book Catalysts Lynda McDaniel and Virginia McCullough
The Book Catalysts Lynda McDaniel & Virginia McCullough who have coached clients who’ve signed deals with McGraw-Hill, Warner Books, and Simon Schuster joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guests Lynda McDaniel & Virginia McCullough discuss the following:
- What do you find are the biggest obstacles standing in the way of writing and publishing a book?
- Does conventional publishing take a lot longer than independent, self—publishing?
- What do you we believe is the advantage of your Fast-Start/Strong-Finish Method?
- What are good ways to keep creativity and production high?
- What’s the single best way to “dress up” writing or make it more compelling?
Writing and book coaching
About seven years ago, Lynda began training and speaking about writing. In 2009, she founded the Association for Creative Business Writing. Since then, she’s trained and coached hundreds of executives and staff write more effectively and start/finish/publish their books. Her clients and students hail from organizations such as Microsoft, Visa, The Boeing Company, Del Monte, T-Mobile, Key Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, City of Seattle, YMCA, American Society of Training and Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, University of Washington, University of Puget Sound, Stanford University, First Choice Health, American Society of Safety Engineers, and American Society of Women Accountants.
Lynda’s long career as a journalist includes more than 1,000 feature articles for magazines and newspapers such as Southern Living, Country Living, Yoga Journal, Law & Politics, Associations Now, American Cinematographer, AmericanStyle, NICHE, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Charlotte Observer, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, beliefnet.com, guideposts.com, and washingtonpost.com. She has written for associations and organizations such as American Society of Assn. Executives (ASAE), New York Medical College, American Chiropractic Assn. (ACA), International Assn. of Business Communicators (IABC), and the National Restaurant Assn. (NRA).
Virginia McCullough has enjoyed a long career as writer, ghostwriter, and book writing coach. Virginia’s most recent of her 12 coauthored nonfiction books is The Oxygen Revolution (Hatherleigh, updated edition 2012), coauthored with Paul Harch, M.D., a pioneer in the field of hyperbaric medicine. She broke into conventional and independent book publishing with two coauthored books, TMJ Syndrome: The Overlooked Diagnosis, (Congdon & Weed) with A. Richard Goldman, DDS and Touch: A Personal Workbook, with Greg Risberg, MSW. As a ghostwriter, Virginia has written eleven books for neurologist and smell and taste specialist, Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., including What Flavor is Your PersonalityScentsational Sex, and How to Tell if Your Teenager is Lying.
Over the last three decades, Virginia has written or “rewritten” well over 100 books—and edited many more—for doctors, therapists, business owners and leaders, professional speakers, and other individuals with compelling stories to tell. A seasoned presenter, Virginia has taught live and virtual workshops on writing and publishing books and the keys to producing stand-out book proposals. She’s also a long-time member of the Authors Guild and other professional organizations.
Regardless of subject matter, Virginia’s work with clients can begin at any stage, from developing a fresh idea to producing a book proposal package to adding the polish to a finished project and making it shine!