How to Write a Book 101

How does one write a book?  Here’s an easy step by step process:

1) Have an idea you’re passionate about
2) Don’t give up
3) Write…a lot…at 2 am…when you’re supposed to be sleeping
4) Don’t give up
5) Get feedback, ignore some of it
6) Don’t give up
7) Revise
8) Don’t give up
9) Revise again, yes you must kill your darlings
10) Really, don’t give up
11) Get more feedback and possibly revise again
12) Stop doubting yourself, don’t give up
AND
13) PUBLISH!

Sound simple? …

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First Published Story: Old Pearls

YS Cover April 2014

It’s out!  My first story published, available online at:
http://www.youngsalvationistmag.com/issues/2014_April/

Or you can visit youngsalvationist.com and navigate to their magazine online, the April issue.

My story is titled “Old Pearls”, and can be found on page 18.  Thanks so much for everybody’s support.  I would love to hear what you think of it.  Please feel free to comment below after you’ve read it!

Lastly, to God be the glory for everything I achieve in life.  He has blessed me with talent and…

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Publishing Updates: First Peek of my Novel

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed last week’s post.  In light of that advice, I’ve written another chapter in my book.  I still haven’t finalized even a working title, so I won’t say anything more here except that: it will be a trilogy, it’s a modern scifi twist on the old and well-read vampire fiction genre, and it’s told from the perspective of two sisters.  It will probably be a year or two in the making, unless money drops from the sky and I can stop working to just focus on my writing,…

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Becomming-A-Writer Tip #3: Write Write Write! (Part B)

So the second part of this equation of becoming a writer is, guess what? Writing!  Yup, I know you’re surprised, but if you want to be a writer you have to write.  A lot.

Becoming-A-Writer Tip #3-B: write write write!

Now you can’t just mean to write, can’t just enjoy writing, can’t just piddle a bit every now and then.  You have to write, a lot, every day.  Maybe you don’t start out this way, maybe you start out small.  But a professional athlete doesn’t conquer and win in his/her sport by training a few days a week when they feel…

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Becoming-a-Writer Tip # 3: Read and Write (part A)

Ok, this week is going to be a short one, mainly because I’m trying to get taxes done and wedding stuff is starting to come to a head.  See my previous post about wedding stresses :).

Becoming-a-Writer Tip # 3: Read read read and write write write

Seems a bit elementary, right?  If its so elementary, then why don’t most aspiring writers do it?  Well I can say at least in my case it’s because of time.  We want to be great writers, but we don’t want, or feel we don’t have the time to devote to…

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