Category: The Writing Life

So, you want to write a book? Your Idea

First, let me clarify that I am talking about nonfiction books, as opposed to novels or fantasy or horror or science fiction or poetry or anything else that is a product of your imagination. William Zinsser, who wrote the definitive

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So, you want to write a book? But, first …

At this point, you have an idea for your book and a long list of resources to help you through the process. You are probably more than ready to begin, but wait a few moments. There are some things you

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So, You Want to Write a Book • Resources

Reprise from Part 1: If your family and friends are correct, and you have a book worth writing, you are out of reasons, obstacles, doubts, and excuses for not writing it. Every author once felt as you do, so you

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JK Rowling: A Twenty-first Century Cinderella

Imagine this scenario: You have wanted to be a writer since you were a child. You wrote your first book when you were six—a story about a rabbit—and at eleven, your first novel about seven cursed diamonds and the people

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The Magic of Your Muse is a Myth

You sit down to write, but you’re not inspired. You’ve done everything you can think of to put it off as you wait for your muse to show herself, but she is not making an appearance today. Who can be

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