Maybe you’re an avid reader, but you also want to share your innovative ideas, plot twists, life experiences, sense of humor, or mastery of page-turning dialog with other readers. Never in history has it been easier or more affordable to become a published author, thanks to the ease of creating a digital, electronic book. If you’d like to try your hand at book writing, here are half a dozen expert tips to help ensure your success.
Practice the Craft
To be a musician you have to practice your instrument, and the same goes for writing. If you want
I am perpetually in editor-mode. This is one of my flaws; one that holds me back considerably when I am writing. And the reason is that I spend far more time re-reading what I have written rather than just blurting all my thoughts down on paper (screen?) as they come to me. All the experts say just dump it all out at once; you can always go back and re-read it again later on. That’s all well and good, but when you are like me, you’re constantly re-reading your last sentence back to yourself. What that means is
I saw a writers’ meme (?) on Facebook the other day.
I reposted it and tagged my husband, apologising, because there have been many times when I am writing something and I burst out mid-sentence, reading what I’ve written out loud. He immediately understood what it meant. I told him I’d wait to be alone in future and his response was, “Nah. You won’t. You’ll just forget about it in the moment, and just go on reading out loud as you normally do.”
I am ashamed to say that he’s probably right.
Writer’s Write does a few of