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Category: Book writing

We started blogging six years ago. And we’ve written eleven books between us over the years. Publishers have told us repeatedly that blogging helps book sales so we should continue doing it relentlessly. We, like many psychologists who blog, read lots of articles and sift through research journals for interesting ideas and studies. Then we summarize the findings along with our opinions and thoughts. However, the blogging process has become more like work than pleasure. Not a good sign. So…

We recently completed a major revision of Anger Management For Dummies, originally authored by W. Doyle Gentry, Ph.D. The following blog is based on this revision which is available for pre-order from Amazon.com. Anger Management For Dummies, 2E, provides a thorough, researched based understanding of anger and how to bring it under control. But, before you can manage anger, you need to be aware of what anger is and isn’t. Here are some of the myths we want to dispel…

We turned in the final edits on our latest book today. We easily made the deadline. Finishing a book is a bit like giving birth (okay, well for at least one person on this team that’ probably not true). There is delight and joy in the process of writing as well as the completion. Let’s face it, we feel proud and honored to be able to write for a living. We can recall more than a few unnecessary trips to…

Many of our clients and colleagues over the years have approached us and asked, “So, why do you write books in the For Dummies series?” It’s sort of a natural question since we’ve written seven books for Wiley’s popular series and we’re just finishing final edits on an eighth. We certainly didn’t begin our careers with the idea of writing these books in mind; rather, we sort of fell into it. We’ve also written books for other publishers and may…