Many aspiring authors get stuck at the very beginning–they want to write a book, but feel unsure how or where to start. Others may start out fine, but get a bit lost or stuck or overwhelmed if they don’t have a bit of a road map.
So, I thought I’d start our hunt with some of the basics–how to write a book in 9 steps. It’s a bit of an overview and will help you get a sense of some of the crucial decisions that will dictate the steps you need to take to write a book. Plus, as you know, I’m eager to show off my beautifully overhauled site, designed by the amazing Rachel C. Vane.
Even if you’re already writing, these 9 steps may provide a helpful overview of the process and give you some new ideas on how to get started writing your book, including those critical first steps, whether you are self-publishing or looking for a traditional publisher and book deal. Ready to benefit from my years of helping new authors get published by top publishers?
Let’s start with the 9 steps I share for How to Write a Book. Go find them on this website! (hint, the navigation bar has drop down menus where you’ll find the page with the answer).
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|10+||Name the page where I share the general steps to write a book. Use “Day 1 Author Resource Hunt” in the subject. Email email@example.com with your answer.|
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“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
– Louis L’Amour