Write That Book Already!: The Tough Love You Need to Get by Sam Barry

By Sam Barry

From the foreword by way of Maya Angelou:"[T]he pleasure they promise of their prose makes me happy that I and different writers were prepared to make strong writing our goal, or even nice writing our dream." "How do i am getting my e-book published?"Good query. fortunate for you, publishing insiders Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark have laid out the blueprint for what you want--your booklet. From reworking an concept right into a manuscript to discovering an agent to operating with an editor to advertising your e-book, BookPage's writer Enablers are right here to aid you each step of ways. And they have introduced a few backup with unique perception from literary superstars like Stephen King, Amy Tan, Rita Mae Brown, and more.It's every thing you'll ever want--and need--to learn about the from the interior out.

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People will make demands on your time, your equipment is going to fail, and your family and friends need you. The world is not going to roll over and make it easy for you to get your writing done. In fact, many people might try (either consciously or unconsciously) to sabotage your efforts. You may sabotage your efforts. That’s the way it is for everyone—you’re not alone. Procrastination You procrastinate when you put off things that you should be focusing on right now, usually in favor of doing something that is more enjoyable or that you’re more comfortable doing.

Write topical pieces about unique experiences in your life. It’s okay to cross over and do a little nonfiction writing—good writing is good writing, and getting published or noticed in any way can’t hurt your career. For you nonfiction writers, the path to building a platform is clearer but also more demanding, because the expectations are higher. Publishers want to know that you already have something going. So here are some ways to get started. BUILDING YOUR PLATFORM, ONE PERSON AT A TIME Believe it or not, you can develop fans one person at a time.

Well, that’s easier said than done. First, a big shout-out to the Author Enabler Enablers: agent Deb Warren and the team at Adams Media, including Brendan O’Neill, Meredith O’Hayre, Ashley Vierra, Casey Ebert, Karen Cooper, Beth Gissinger, and Chelsea King. Thanks to Lynn Green and all our pals at BookPage for permission to use Author Enabler column excerpts, and to the intelligent and talented readers of our column and blog for asking questions that inspire us to learn. Thank you to Laina Adler, Eric Brandt, and Gideon Weil for their sage advice; to Betty Kamen for editorial help on the home front; and to Rabih Alameddine, Leslie Levine, Susanne Pari, and Amy Tan for brainstorming titles when we know they had other important work to do.

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