Category: Write a Book


Top 5 Practical Tips For Newbies From a NaNoWriMo Veteran

Author: aneternalfangirl Top 5 Practical Tips For Newbies From a NaNoWriMo Veteran It’s that time of the year again, when the crisp autumn winds signal the arrival of an aspiring author’s greatest challenge: the National Novel Writing Month, where authors challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in the month...

On Themes: How To Write About Love

Author: rpoli3 On Themes: How To Write About LoveLove is a broad topic. You can love your significant other, your family, your friends, your pets, objects, anything. There are certain kinds of love. There is such a thing as loving too much or loving too little. Sometimes something is mistaken for

7 steps to the perfect story

Author: tozipaz 7 steps to the perfect storyIn honor of NaNoWriMo coming (November) I thought I’d prepare those of you who are participating. For those that don’t know about National Novel Writing Month go to (or it may be .org I forget) November’s posts will be themed to helping

How to Survive NaNoWriMo (in 5 “Easy” Steps!) – Hah!

Author: decembersolstice How to Survive NaNoWriMo (in 5 “Easy” Steps!) – Hah! If you’ve ever written a book before, you’d know that it’s such an accomplishment. Whenever I feel inadequate for a task, I remind myself that I wrote a freakin’ book! And, that’s not an average task to overcome

Daily Haiku 12: In Camp I Write

Author: <a href='http://krdnte project management’ target=’_blank’>krdnte Daily Haiku 12: In Camp I Write Daily Haiku #12: In Camp I Write penning my novel in my virtual cabin all month long i write Meaning: As I previously mentioned, I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month! I’m a big fan of National Novel...

Novel writing: Finishing the first draft

Author: i-aint-jackkerouac Novel writing: Finishing the first draft Welcome to the art of novel writing. How many of us have a good idea for a novel? Hands shoot up all over the room, waving with excitement. How many of us have actually started the novel? A few hands wither and sink...

First draft tremors 

Author: megdunleyauthor    So back in October I made a commitment to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). My initial plan was a little like this: Plan the story Then write it.  A nice simple plan. And something like NaNoWriMo is a great way to write a crappy first

Writing about Writing: The NaNoWriMo Edition

Author: nomadchick Top 6 #NaNoWriMo Lessons Learned after 8 Years! Happy November! @NaNoWriMoEvery November as the leaves are blowing off the trees and the smells of autumn – spiced apples and pine needles – are wafting through the crisp air, our thoughts turn to the rituals of fall… No, not turkey and football

5 Reasons to Keep Writing When You Think You Want to Stop

Author: sara-crawford 5 Reasons to Keep Writing When You Think You Want to Stop As we reach the end of November, those of us who are participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) scramble to get our 50,000 words written. Whether you are participating in NaNoWriMo or not, being a writer can...

Thoughts about Novel Writing

Author: darnedsockpuppet Definition of a novel: the longest distance between two points.I think it’s why we’re preoccupied with word counts. And why we breathe a sigh of relief when we reach 40,000 words. We’re out of the danger zone of being labeled a novella. Still, it would be

No NaNoWriMo for me thanks, but don’t let that stop you.

Author: justmyinkblot No NaNoWriMo for me thanks, but don’t let that stop you. The Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Although the weather is pretty gloomy as I write these words. Most days the air is crisp, and the trees are putting on their annual kaleidoscope show. This...

NaNoWriMo: Halfway Day Thoughts

Author: alicerwb It’s the 15th of November and I’m halfway through National Novel Writing Month AKA NaNoWriMo. I’m exhausted. My house is a bit messy: my washing is half-done, I have a small mountain of an ironing pile and the bathroom is desperately in need of a clean. I think...

5 Things to Do to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month

Author: sara-crawford 5 Things to Do to Prepare for National Novel Writing Month Happy October! Or for many of us writers, happy month before NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November and invites writers to challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in one month....

UCLA Class Review: Novel Writing I, II, III

Author: ohcheekyone UCLA Class Review: Novel Writing I, II, III   Well, aren’t you lucky? This is a three for the price of one review, i.e., you don’t have to slog through three of my posts to get the lowdown on these three core classes. I took NWI, II, and III back-to-back and...

Do You NaNoWriMo?

Author: lizmadridauthor September is usually spent preparing for a writer’s main event that kicks off on November 1st – and that is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo! I first stumbled upon NaNoWriMo in 2011 when I decided to give it a try days after it started.  I hadn’t written in years and I

8 Tips on Writing the Novel You Want to Read

Author: lianasmithbautista It’s the last day of 35th Manila International Book Fair today, and if you’re a reader who hasn’t been there yet, I’d suggest dropping by. I went yesterday and attended two seminars, one of which was "Readers Who Write" discussion presented by Filipino ReaderCon and the National Book Development Board (NBDB)...

Blogging To Books: Can You

Blogging To Books: Can You Turn Your Blog Into a Book? You’re blogging. You’ve got a blog, and would like to turn it into a book. I’m coaching two writers View Post

Book Marketing: 5 Easy Ways

Book Marketing: 5 Easy Ways to Blog Your BookYou’ve written a book. Now it’s time for some simple book marketing magic. Why not blog your book?…View Post
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Authors / Experts Turn Your Book or Content Into Products, Coaching & Speeches

Are you under-selling yourself and your message? If you’re like most authors and experts I know, you’re shortchanging yourself and your audience. If you’re a non-fiction author and the only way you’ve made your information available is in a $20 book, you’re limiting not only your income but also how people can benefit...
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Author: rickt55 New Post has been published on A Novel in 60 Days That Will Sell by Mark TimlinWrite a novel book in 60 days by Mark Timlin how to become a novelist, how to write a book, how to write a novel, mark timlin, novel writing, write

The Unexpected Moment in Novel Writing

Author: dreamitupwriteitdown The Unexpected Moment in Novel WritingThe Privet Hedge of Writing Semi-Doom Many times, when you’re writing or rewriting your novel, you’ll hit a brick wall. Well, maybe not a brick wall; more like a tall, thick privet hedge. You can’t seem to climb over it or dig under it

Write Your Own Story, Create Your Own Path

Author: widbookofficial I’m often asked how I became a writer.  With 57 personal journals to date, I think I became a writer the second I discovered a pen (wink, wink).  But, I think the real question here is how I became a professional writer. And that answer isn’t