Category Archives for "Write a Book"
Gotta love the extras, the unexpected benefits, and all the lagniappe life brings. When it comes to a group writers retreat, at signup, you expect to learn and you expect to write. That’s why most choose to participate. But some of the greatest benefits of a writers retreat are unadvertised and often not part of the […]Keep reading
If you’ve never written a book before, you may be wondering where to start, how to proceed, and what to do next. Have no fear. Here are the seven steps to writing a book: 1. Focus Your Book Idea Focusing your book idea means knowing exactly what your book is about and being able to […]Keep reading
I used to be wary of all write-your-book-fast programs. I’m sure you’ve seen them—write your book in a month; write your book in a weekend; write your book in one hour. They promise you can write a book in no time at all. As a person who writes books for a living, and definitely can’t […]Keep reading
What’s a book? Well, it’s about a hundred or two hundred pages of writing. But a book is more than that. A book has a beginning, middle, and end. It’s communicates a cohesive idea or story. And a book takes the reader on a journey that builds trust as it goes—trust that the author knows […]Keep reading
Books make a statement. They have to say something. Within the pages, a book must take readers on a journey from point A to point B. And if you want to write a book, it helps to know what you want to say before you set out to do so. Think about it from a […]Keep reading
If you’re writing a book, you may have a working book title idea in mind, something you put on the first page of your manuscript to hold the title’s place. Or maybe you have no idea what to title your book. At some point, as you start wrapping up your manuscript, you need to make […]Keep reading
Do you ever get the feeling you have no idea what you’re doing? This was exactly how I felt when I started writing my first book. Well, it wasn’t exactly my book so let me explain. Writing My First Book It was 2004 and I was working at my first job in the book publishing […]Keep reading
You know that book you’ve been thinking about writing for a while now? Let’s talk about where to start writing it. When I meet with aspiring authors, this is one of the most common challenges they have. They want to write a book, but they have no idea where to start. And so they don’t. […]Keep reading
Writing is often done on borrowed, begged, or stolen time. And life is always around to distract you and keep you from writing. I’ve been known to hide behind a locked door or run off to the McDonald’s down the street to squeeze in some extra writing time, leaving my family wide-eyed and confused about […]Keep reading
When I started my editorial consulting business years ago, I knew there was no shortage of people who wanted to write a book and become an author. Millions of people want to write a book. It’s one of the most popular New Years resolutions every year. However, less than 10 percent of these people actually […]Keep reading
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