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Write Your Book Now!: A Proven System to Start and FINISH the Book You’ve Always Wanted to Write (Great Books for Writers)
By: Gene Perret
Published by: Linden Publishing
Format of Review Copy: paperback
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Synopsis (from Amazon):
Ideal for aspiring authors who only dream of actually finishing their works in progress, this guide features proven, field-tested tools guaranteed to successfully complete that romance, expert guide to business success, or great American novel. The chapters simplify the writing process by breaking it down into a series of discrete tasks, from creating a schedule in order to finish within a reasonable time, brainstorming sections of the book, and organizing ideas into chapters to rewriting, editing, submitting for publication, and even marketing. This reference is tailored to help writers avoid distractions and delays by establishing and maintaining a powerful writing momentum, thereby carrying their projects to completion. The psychological blocks that prevent writers from completing their manuscripts as well as how to combat them are also explored.
I posted my initial reaction to this book on Goodreads, as soon as I finished it.
"Excellent resource. I particularly found the chapters on organization & time management to be most informative. I have seen both Holly Black (author) and Charlie McDonnell (youtuber/writer) talk about and use the same techniques mentioned in this book. It was nice to see them a little more in depth than the 2 second glance I’d seen before.
Great inspiration to newbies and authors who may have "stalled"."
I still agree with that statement. I found the book “casually” written which made it easy to follow. It didn’t read like a “How To” book. It more read like a “Hey, this is how I get through it” letter. Its not a guide on grammar, formatting, or anything “technical”within the writing. It simply takes you step by step from getting your story idea out of your head and into a finished product.
I read this in one afternoon, while taking notes on the side. At the end I felt empowered and like I could actually get my own book ideas finally written.
Excellent resource for new or up and coming authors. This book really does contain simple techniques to help take that book from initial idea to completed project.