First Time Authors

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Re: First Time Authors

Postby Gladys » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:27 am

Hey
How do you get to finish a book without thinking of another idea and another and another. I have three ideas running on side to side hoping to become a book some day. How do you get to write your book Barbara Sher i could do with some tricks. I feel i have alot to give and writing is one of the best way for me to download. I multi task in all I do and it would be a good idea if I can write three books in a row. :D .
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby Elaine Glimme » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:53 am

I'm not Barbara Sher, but I think you should just go for it and write all three. The biggest thing that writers face, that includes the great ones, is writers' block - where you sit and don't do anything because you don't know what to do. And the remedy is to do something, anything.

So I think you should just do whatever you want to do and don't worry about what you should or shouldn't be doing. Write what you feel like writing at the moment. Follow the muse. If you get stuck on one novel, go to the next. Eventually you'll get to a point where you're ready finish one of your novels, and then you'll do that.

And I hope you post how you're doing here. (but no pressure.) I like the company.
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby SquarePeg » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:31 am

Maybe you'll be the one to start a new genre of book: The Book of More Than One Idea.
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby SquarePeg » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:34 am

Ok, so my other answer is to use the Scanner Daybook. You start to write your book with Idea One. As other ideas pop into your head, you record them into the Daybook and then return to Idea One. Sometimes, recording an idea is all you need to do to satisfy the itch to pursue that idea.
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby irminator » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:18 am

I'll have to come back to this post. So many links to investigate. Love this forum. A little oasis in the Internet world. I promote other people's books. I too have a book in me. I hate to say it, but, I started writing a murder mystery over 20 years ago. I would like to do a cook book. People say, " I'm going to write a book". But, they never do it. I'm one of those never-never-land souls. Hopefully, I can get off this hamster wheel soon. Any suggestions? :?
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby Elaine Glimme » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:25 am

Just write. And edit later.

Try Nanowrimo in November. Can you write 50,000 words in one month?
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby SquarePeg » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:10 am

irm, has anyone written a cookbook that was a murder mystery or vice-versa?
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby Elaine Glimme » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:42 pm

Yes, She's a caterer, and she solves mysteries. The titles have food in them. I'll give more info as soon as I remember it.
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby Tituba » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:21 pm

go to google and search

mystery books about food
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby PaolaW » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:24 am

I am working as a freelance technical writer for over ten years now. I never learned it. I never had an education in the field. It just happened. And I found out, I like it. I very much like it. It combines multiple of my many talents, it is the job that really challenges me. I wish you to achieve your professional goals without any problems!
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby SquarePeg » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:22 pm

Welcome, PaolaW!

A small part of my job involves technical writing, which I enjoy very much. My colleagues dread this aspect of the job; my predilection for it sets me apart from my peers. The constant use of passive voice, though, is a difficult habit to break. ;)
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