About Rebecca Francis

My purpose is to provide others with the courage to outwardly live who their personal, fantastic imagination dreams of being. Each person is uniquely and increasingly gifted for a purpose within humanity. The more effort a person spends on being normal, the less they really live the life afforded them through the work of Jesus Christ. I want to give you back your life.

Table of Contents: “Front matter” vs. “back matter”


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My topic today is the Table of Contents.

What goes into a Table of Contents?

The short answer is: everything that follows it and nothing that precedes it.

The Table of Contents lists all the major divisions in the document: sections and chapters and perhaps the main headings within the chapters.

What I want to focus on today, however, is the other material in the document—which may appear either before or after the text. This includes such things as: a list of illustrations, an appendix, and an index—to name just some.

If you have any of those items in your document, where do you fit them in? Here are some guidelines on their proper placement. Whether you’re composing your own book or editing someone else’s document, this will be helpful information to know.

This “extra” material is called the front or back matter (depending on whether it comes before or…

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Exclusive Dave Ramsey Book Platform Interview


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This is exciting! Michael Hyatt prepares to release some exclusive platform developing tips from Dave Ramsey tomorrow night:

What many people don’t know is that Dave self-published his first book, Financial Peace in 1992. He began selling it by mail and out of the trunk of his car.

It was so successful, Viking Press (a division of Penguin) picked it up and re-published in in 1997. Dave did a 21-city tour and the book landed on the New York Times best sellers list.

Fast forward to 2002. I am the publisher at Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson. Dave has already had two bestsellers, and I wanted to sign him to our company.

But I needed an idea

Read more and tune in tomorrow night for the video!

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End Procrastination with One Click


“The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.” ― Alan Dean Foster

“It’s coming along!” I always answer when asked about my current book.

Coming along? I then think. What, are the chapters on a journey across the Sahara Dessert? There they are, a caravan of words, footprints behind them, getting lost by a mirage, hoping to find water, hoping to make it out of the desert alive!

My book is only on its way when I am actively writing it. The rest of the time, I suppose it’s taking a nap, or worse, dying in wait.

Whatever you’re writing, chances are you are waiting for it just as much as your readers are.

The key is to think not of your work as coming one day but as existing already, existing inside you, just waiting for you to deliver it.

It’s time to deliver your writing to the world. You can, and you will. So what’s stopping you?

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Boost you, boost your writing, through Writers Groups


Whether your goal as a writer is to make a living or to simply have a creative outlet, writing is mostly a solo sport. If you’re not proactive in building healthy relationships related to your task, you can become isolated and drained by your projects.

You’ll benefit in many ways if you join a writers group:

  1. Relationships through a writing group will not only build your confidence as a writer but ultimately as an individual. You can discover and appreciate yourself (and your work) through the eyes of others.
  2. You’ll also have the benefit of outside advice, which helps you grow, and of exposure to thought processes you wouldn’t find otherwise. 
  3. The perks of networking are immeasurable in your success as a professional and a writer. By joining a writers group, you’ll be one step ahead in the networking curve!

More benefits are out there, I’m sure! Don’t wait. Find a Writers Group near you!

If you belong to a writing group, what are some of the benefits you’ve experienced?