When you consider all the difficulties we’ve had in 2020, also consider the quality of books that have been written in this period of time. As a ghostwriter, editor, and book coach, I've been hearing from aspiring authors who are tackling some intimate and important topics.
When even a year ago, they might have wanted to write a basic leadership, business, or personal growth book, now their topics are more precise. They’re talking about their experiences with addiction, abortion, betrayal, family trauma, mental illness, spectrum disorder, narcissism, racism, misogyny--subjects that have largely gone under the radar until now.
Anti-racism and social justice books sold like hot cakes this year. It's heartening to see that when people are confused, don't want to feel alone, or they want to educate themselves, they still turn to books.
This is a “shout out” to my fellow authors and aspiring authors. Keep writing. Keep digging. It’s time to get bold with your topics. Not only will you be in good company, it’s now somewhat expected of you.
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