Have you ever thought about writing a book? Are you one of the many people who have a started manuscript – or several started manuscripts – but just can’t seem to finish one? Or have you finished a book and now have no idea of how to get it published?
A 2002 survey by The Jenkins Group showed that more than 81% of Americans have a book in them.
If you are one of the millions of Americans who are either writing a book – or thinking about writing a book, Antoinette Kuritz, Book Developer, Publicist, Media Coach, Author, Publishing Expert and Founder of the LaJolla Writers Conference is here with a few tips from behind the book cover.
Define what you want to write. Doing this provides focus to your writing. Fiction or non-fiction? If it’s fiction, what genre? Romance, suspense, mystery? If it’s non-fiction, self-help, inspiration, a cook book? Know what you want to write.
Determine your reading audience. Adults or young adults, middle graders or pre-schoolers. Men or women? Boys or girls? Or both? Knowing who your reading audience is helps determine the length of the book, the format, the vocabulary, and it further focuses your writing.
Make and take the time to write. With our oh-so-busy lives, this may be the most difficult thing to do. We tend to keep our day jobs and write second shift, and then we feel guilty about time taken from our family or significant other. But if you want to be a writer, you have to take this time, give yourself permission to do so.
Be consistent. Set aside a specific time on specific days that are dedicated to your writing, and then use that time to write. In short, keep to a schedule. A page a day means a book in a year.
Create a writing space for yourself. Whether you write at the local coffee house, in your office after hours, or in the pantry of your house, make a space for yourself that you associate with writing, where you can keep your notes, even put up a story board or chapter headings – someplace that reminds you of the task at hand.
Join a writers group. Accountability is often the difference between someone who writes and someone who wants to write. And joining a writer’s group means weekly or bi-weekly accountability – the need to have a certain number of pages done by a certain point.
Be willing to take editorial advice. This is often the hardest thing for aspiring authors – taking advice about their manuscript. But know that even the manuscripts of hugely successful writers go through several edits before they are published.
Choose and attend a great writer’s conference. Great writer’s conferences help you hone your craft, teach you about the business, and provide invaluable contacts. If you seek to traditionally publish, they get you in front of agents and editors, and even successful writers who will give you a leg up. If you want to self-publish, they help you understand the process and know what to look for in your publishing team. In short, a great conference can help you avoid all the pitfalls and can help jumpstart your writing career.
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Using both military and spiritual warfare tactics, this U.S. Army colonel and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist equip you as a believer to be battle-ready. This training manual will teach you to:
· be empowered to counter the darkness of approaching end-times forces
· develop your spiritual gifts so you can walk in the supernatural power and protection of the Holy Spirit
· move into a new level of spiritual warfare based on biblical and military principles
· study the Bible more intently as real-time world events and biblical prophecies intersect
As the end times draw near, prepare to be fully equipped and trained in the weapons of spiritual warfare. You are gifted by the Holy Spirit–now be empowered, disciplined, and courageous, ready to do battle with the forces of this present darkness in these last days.
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Known as the “Ambassador of JOY,” Barry Shore is a philanthropist, multi-patent holding entrepreneur, speaker, author, podcaster and former quadriplegic. After a rare disease (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) paralyzed Shore from the neck down, he created the JOY of LIVING Institute™, a platform that teaches people to live in joy, no matter the situation. He also founded Keep Smiling, a movement that has reached multiple celebrities and distributed millions of “Keep Smiling” cards worldwide. In addition, Shore has built several philanthropic platforms, including Changebowl which was featured in Oprah Magazine. His podcast, The JOY of LIVING, is heard globally by hundreds of thousands and has over two million downloads. His forthcoming book “The JOY of LIVING: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy” will be released in 2021 and it reveals 11 strategies for living in joy, daily.
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