Start Writing Your Book Today

Author: Morgan Gist MacDonald
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996933115
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Authorship

In this book, the author walks you through every step of how to write a book. After you read it, you'll be ready to start writing today.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

Author: Arielle Eckstut
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761163985
Release Date: 2010-11-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The best, most comprehensive book for writers is now completely revised and updated to address ongoing changes in publishing. Published in 2005 as Putting Your Passion Into Print, this is the book that’s been praised by both industry professionals (“Refreshingly honest, knowledgeable and detailed. . . . An invaluable resource”—Jamie Raab, publisher, Grand Central Publishing) and bestselling authors (“A must-have for every aspiring writer.”—Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner). With its extensive coverage of e-books, self-publishing, and online marketing, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published is more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book. Written by experts with thirteen books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come up with a blockbuster title, create a selling proposal, find the right agent, understand a book contract, develop marketing and publicity savvy, and self-publish. There’s new information on how to build up a following (and even publish a book) online; the importance of a search-engine-friendly title; producing a video book trailer; and e-book pricing and royalties. Includes interviews with hundreds of publishing insiders and authors, including Seth Godin, Neil Gaiman, Amy Bloom, Margaret Atwood, Larry Kirshbaum, Leonard Lopate, plus agents, editors, and booksellers; sidebars featuring real-life publishing success stories; sample proposals, query letters, and a feature-rich website and community for authors.

7 Easy Steps to Write Your Book

Author: Ann McIndoo
Publisher:
ISBN: 1628650036
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Business & Economics

7 Easy Steps to Write Your Book' teaches you how to write your book using examples and exercises. Totally interactive, the reader participates in learning how to prepare to write, creates a writer's Identity and their own powerful Writer's Power Tools. The book offers solutions for procrastination and strategies for dealing with "writer's block." The reader learns how to "Schedule Your Success" and get the book out of their head on to the paper.

How to Write a Book Proposal

Author: Michael Larsen
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599633077
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Source for Book Proposals Success! How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to: Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal Choose the best agents and editors for a particular proposal Create a professional-looking proposal package Predispose publishers to make their best offer Notes agent and author Michael Larsen also provides insider insights into the publishing industry as well as a plethora of newly updated information including: Recent changes in the publishing industry Updated trend information New sample proposals Expanded instructions for creating outlines Recent changes in the publishing industry Updated trend information New sample proposals Expanded instructions for creating outlines You'll also find complete guidelines to becoming an effective self-promoter. How to Write a Book Proposal is a must-have for every writer!

First Draft in 30 Days

Author: Karen Wiesner
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582972966
Release Date: 2005-03-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

First Draft in 30 Days provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours. Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner's 30-day method shows you how to create an outline so detailed and complete that it actually doubles as your first draft. Flexible and customizable, this revolutionary system can be modified to fit any writer's approach and style. Plus, comprehensive and interactive worksheets make the process seem less like work and more like a game.

How to Write a Book ASAP

Author: Garrett Pierson
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 9781456606213
Release Date: 2012-07-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Have you ever wanted to write a book? Have you started to write your book, but weren't able to finish? Are you ready to learn how to get a book published? Discover inside secrets to: - Writing a book fast - Where and how to start writing your book - Finding the time in your busy life to write and finish a book Publishing a book the easy way Achieving real and practical writing results This book is for those of us who want to write regardless of what others say about our ability to write. It is for those of us who want a step-by-step guide to the process and strategies to finishing and publishing a book. The book is specially formulated to be a tool to support your success. If you want to avoid mistakes and prevent costly pitfalls, whether those pitfalls be measured in time and/or money wasted, then this book is for you. This book is all about achieving real and practical writing results. You will only become a writer/author through the act of writing. This is your golden opportunity to stop talking about writing a book and actually do it. Only when your book is finished will you truly understand the authority and respect authorship demands and how the title of "author' can open up new channels of achievement and profit. Learn How to Write a Book Outline In Garrett Pierson's book "How to Write a Book ASAP" you'll find the system to creating a book outline that guarantees your success. Writing a book outline is essential to your book writing and publishing success and the process that Garrett lays out is by far the best for any author to follow. Need to Write Your Book Fast? Whether you want to write a book in a weekend or you desire to learn how to write a book in 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or even two years, this book will show you the exact steps to finishing your book fast. You will find all the right ingredients to get started, why you shouldn't start writing until you're ready, detailed strategies to organization and self-control, a crash course in the basic writing process, clear steps to finishing your book fast and staying laser focused, traditional publishing vs. Self-publishing and what is right for you, how to become the authority in your market when your book is finished, plus much more! When reading this book you'll also discover: How everyday people just like you and I, have finished and published their book in record time... The ONE skill you need to master ... To leapfrog confusing details, and get started FAST... How to craft a proven time management system to create all the time you need to write your book... How you can finish your book in as little as 30 days using a 7-step system that really works... 5 roadblocks that 97% of writers encounter and how to overcome them immediately... The BIGGEST MYTH of writing a book flattened and debunked instantly... A multi-channel market positioning technique that can skyrocket you from no one to famous in no time at all... And Much More... You've waited long enough. Let's get started, you'll be glad you did! Learn how to write a book ASAP. Click the buy button today.

Write Faster Write Better

Author: David Fryxell
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582972869
Release Date: 2004-04-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

All writers have felt the pressure of a deadline. And whether they are writing for an anxious editor or just to pay the bills, they need all the time-saving techniques they can find. In Write Faster, Write Better, David A. Fryxell walks readers through every step of the writing process--from idea to publishable manuscript--and teaches fiction and nonfiction writers alike how to save time with careful organization, diligent planning, and smart research. Also included are tips on using the Internet to increase speed and productivity without sacrificing quality or creativity.

The Book in a Box Method The New Way to Quickly and Easily Write Your Book Even If You re Not a Writer

Author: Tucker Max
Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
ISBN: 1619613468
Release Date: 2015-08-24
Genre: Reference

You have plenty of ideas you want to put into a book, but you're stalled. Maybe you start, but can't find the time to continue. Or you're frustrated with the writing process. And when you seek advice, people tell you, "It's all about discipline," or they talk about what writing software to use. But that doesn't help you actually write your book. So you never finish your book, the world never gets the benefit of your wisdom, and you never get the benefits of being an author. Isn't there an easier way? Now there is. In "The Book In A Box Method," Tucker Max and Zach Obront show you the exact steps you can follow to go from idea to finished manuscript, in an easy, quick way -- even if you're not a writer. Using the same methods, processes, and templates that they use for their authors at their company, Tucker and Zach show you exactly how to: Crystallize your book idea Create your book outline Create all the content for your book Edit that content into a great manuscript With "The Book In A Box Method," you'll be able to write a better book - in less time - than you ever thought possible.

Nail Your Novel

Author: Roz Morris
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 146108136X
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Genre: Reference

By bestselling ghostwriter and book doctor with a top London literary consultancy This book is used by award-winning authors and university creative writing departments. 'A how-to-write book that actually DOES tell you how' 'There are shedloads of books on how to write novels, and a lot of them are longer and considerably less useful' 'I wish I'd had this book a long time ago' 'The author has a proven track record as a writer of fiction, as opposed to writers of "how to write" books' Are you writing a novel? Do you want to make sure you finish? Will you get lost and fizzle out? Will you spend more time reading about how to write than actually getting the words down? Most books on novel-writing will make you read hundreds of pages about character arcs, inciting incidents, heroes' journeys. It's great to know that - but while you're reading about it you're not writing your book. And what these books don't tell you is how to use this learning and get the job done. Nail Your Novel is a writing buddy - and mentor - in a book. In 10 easy steps it will tell you: *how to shape your big idea and make a novel out of it *how to do your research and how to use it *how to organise your time *how to plot and build characters *when you're going to hit problems and what to do about them *how to write on the days you don't feel inspired *how to reread what you've written and polish it. Along the way, Thumbnail Notes give tutorials about storytelling and storycraft - strictly when you need them. The author has written nearly a dozen novels that have made it into print - and this is how she did it. You don't even need to read the whole book before you get started. You read a section, then do as it says. And, once you're finally satisfied, Nail Your Novel will tell you how to sell it to publishers and agents. A FULL index means you can find what you want, when you want it. You've dreamed of writing a novel. Don't procrastinate with another theory book. Don't launch in, get stuck and throw your hard work in a drawer. Nail your novel.

How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Nina Amir
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599638928
Release Date: 2015-05-28
Genre: Reference

How to Blog a Book, Revised and Expanded Edition shows you how to plan a successful book that you can then blog into existence while building your platform and attracting potential publishers. Aspiring authors learn how to create a blogged book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject, targeted posts, and a readership large enough to get noticed by an agent or a publisher.

The Author Training Manual

Author: Nina Amir
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599637679
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

If you want to write a book that's going to sell to both publishers and readers, you need to know how to produce a marketable work and help it become successful. It starts the moment you have an idea. That's when you begin thinking about the first elements of the business plan that will make your project the best it can be. The reality is that you don't want to spend time and energy writing a book that will never get read. The way to avoid that is to create a business plan for your book, and evaluate it (and yourself) through the same lens that an agent or acquisitions editor would. The Author Training Manual will show you how to get more creative and start looking at your work with those high standards in mind. Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, or intend to publish traditionally or self-publish, author Nina Amir will teach you how to conduct an effective competitive analysis for your work and do a better job at delivering the goods to readers than similar books that are already on the shelf. Packed with step-by-step instructions, idea evaluations, sample business plans, editor and agent commentaries, and much more, The Author Training Manual provides the information you need to transform from aspiring writer to career author.

90 Days To Your Novel

Author: Sarah Domet
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599632773
Release Date: 2010-11-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Got 90 Days? Then You Can Be a Novelist Many famous authors write their novels in a matter of weeks. William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks. Joyce Carol Oates often cranks out two or three books a year. Stephen King believes first drafts should take no more than three months to complete. So, what's the trick? Novel writing isn't about inspiration. It's about the time, energy, and discipline to see the project to its finish. With The 90-Day Novel at your side, now is the time. This inspiring guide will be your push, your deadline, and your spark to finally, without excuses, and in three short months, nail that first draft of your novel. The difference between wanna-be writers and real writers is the difference between talk and work. If you commit to the schedule and the techniques within The 90-Day Novel and invest two to three hours a day for twelve weeks, you will complete your book. An outline will appear. Characters will take shape. A plot will emerge. Scenes will come together and form a story worth reading. And then the talking can begin! This helpful guide provides: Instruction that distills the elements of the novel—from crafting your outline to developing intriguing characters and believable plots Strategies for gaining support from your family and friends Motivating insights about writing and writers to minimize your inevitable moments of doubt A schedule to keep you in the writing zone and keep you focused, creative, and working Whether you're writing your first novel or your third, this guide provides the coaching, the planning, and the writerly commiseration to help get your book written.

The Back of the Napkin Expanded Edition

Author: Dan Roam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101565919
Release Date: 2009-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics

The acclaimed bestseller about visual problem solving-now bigger and better "There is no more powerful way to prove that we know something well than to draw a simple picture of it. And there is no more powerful way to see hidden solutions than to pick up a pen and draw out the pieces of our problem." So writes Dan Roam in The Back of the Napkin, the international bestseller that proves that a simple drawing on a humble napkin can be more powerful than the slickest PowerPoint presentation. Drawing on twenty years of experience and the latest discoveries in vision science, Roam teaches readers how to clarify any problem or sell any idea using a simple set of tools. He reveals that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can't draw. And he shows how thinking with pictures can help you discover and develop new ideas, solve problems in unexpected ways, and dramatically improve your ability to share your insights. Take Herb Kelleher and Rollin King, who figured out how to beat the traditional hub-and-spoke airlines with a bar napkin and a pen. Three dots to represent Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Three arrows to show direct flights. Problem solved, and the picture made it easy to sell Southwest Airlines to investors and customers. Now with more color, bigger pictures, and additional content, this new edition does an even better job of helping you literally see the world in a new way. Join the teachers, project managers, doctors, engineers, assembly-line workers, pilots, football coaches, marine drill instructors, financial analysts, students, parents, and lawyers who have discovered the power of solving problems with pictures.