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Writing a book is not easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    Spend a week editing and sign up for Amazon's Kindle author program. Put a link to it in your tagline.

    Seriously.
    I'll give it some serious thought.

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    Reading a book is pretty tough too!!!
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    Chapter I Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away ..... Chapter II and they lived happily ever after.


    See simple could even make 3 or 4 movies from that
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    Ask Correia 14: How to be a Professional Author | Monster Hunter Nation

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    He talks about fiction writing but I do the same thing as a nonfiction author so it still applies.
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    Q: What kind of writing pays the most?

    Sam Clemens: "Ransom notes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by CR Williams View Post
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    He talks about fiction writing but I do the same thing as a nonfiction author so it still applies.
    Hello,

    Larry Correia was the first author who inspired me to write fiction (and later non-fiction). And whenever I'm asked about writing a book, I always answer that the learning process is not easy (anyway, writing a book should start with writing something at least). But I never treat writing as a job, as Larry mentioned in his article, it's rather a creative process and I often forget that non-fiction doesn't always allow too many metaphors :)

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    As the author of five trade books on various aspects of the business of photography I certainly understand what you are experiencing. In the spirit of sharing I can offer advice about what helped me get the first one finished and published.

    Make an outline that with a few words per line covers everything you might want to write about. Do not be concerned about the order as you do it. Just do a brain dump to assure thoroughness. Then delete the lines you think do not fit. Then group the outline items into chapters and start writing.

    I found that writing was easier when I just poured out everything I had to say as if I were speaking not writing it. Then I went over it upon completing a chapter. On that second pass I polished the writing to eliminate needless words and assure that brevity improved quality. Do not belabor any point. If you want to emphasize use formatting not repetition.

    Keep at it and you will have a manuscript. Edit that manuscript carefully and you will have a deliverable manuscript. Then get ready for the editor to to give you more work to do. After that you will have a book. Do it welll and it will sell. My first book was published in 2004, and it still selling today along with the other four books.

    I would wish you good luck but luck has nothing to do with it. Consistent and hard work is the means to the end.

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