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Secret to Success Is Powerful Writing!

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Powerful writing is the secret to success in achieving your goals!The secret to success is powerful writing. Carla D. Bass, poses with her multiple award-winning book, Write to Influence!
Want to propel your career, business, a cause, or a project … you’ve come to the right place! Learn to Write to Influence! with these four simple steps:

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Besides the free advice and tips you’ll find on this website, I also offer various paid opportunities to work directly with me.

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“Write to Influence! should be in every professional’s library. As a lawyer, clear and convincing writing is key to making a compelling, successful argument. This book sets out a road-map for achieving that goal.”

– Baba Zipkin, Former Senior Counsel, IBM

“Write to Influence! is an excellent instructional guide for the government, private sector, and academic writer. I keep it handy and recommend it as the go-to writing guide for my students.”
– Colonel, USAF, (Ret) Robert G. Stiegel, Faculty member at the National Intelligence University’s Anthony G. Oettinger School of Science and Technology Intelligence

“Write to Influence! is a gem! It’s also a powerful tool for individuals wanting to get ahead … in all kinds of business and real-world scenarios where standout writing means the difference between success and failure.”
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Our federal office constantly employs Carla’s writing methodology in composing national-level documents sent to Congress and other government agencies. Our messages are spot-on, resonating with and meeting our audiences’ needs!
Richard Potosnak

“Carla’s revised edition of this amazing book is a MUST have on your bookshelf. Writing to influence your audience will differentiate you from the masses, by learning the time proven techniques that Carla used throughout her career.”
Michael Levitt, Chief Burnout Officer and Founder of the Breakfast Leadership Network, Speaker, and Corporate Trainer

“Carla provides far more than a succinct primer on applied writing skills with highly relevant practical exercises… She’s turned our focus to the communicative heart and soul of effective writing: to inspire and influence others.”
Mike Seidl, Executive Vice President, JMark Services Inc.

“This book helped get me into graduate school!”
–Garrett J. Kennedy

“Where has this book been? This book has it all—brilliant tools to teach writing fundamentals and strategies to compose products with that competitive edge.”
Robert J. Butler, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cyber Strategies, LLC