It’s a good thing my first drafts are for me alone, and yours should be too.
It’s exciting, isn’t it?
Writing your first book and then sending the final version to your editor and later it being available (and SELLING!) on stores like Amazon.
The months (or even years) of hard work are over, and now you can watch with pride as your book goes out into the world.
Now, you can sit back as your ideas and stories make an impact on readers and earn you a side-income.
You can finally call yourself an author.
But, what if you’re not there yet? What if you’re still struggling to finish writing your first book?
Then, I think you’ll agree with me that writing a book is tough work.
Like really tough.
But, don’t worry.
In this post, I’m going to be honest with you.
I’m going to reveal seven of the most common writing mistakes aspiring authors must avoid (and how you can do it).
These are the common writing mistakes that tripped me up before I published my first book.
If you want to call yourself an author, don’t let them hoodwink you.
Here’s an interview I did recently with Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur about selling books on Kindle. You can listen online by clicking the play button above or read the transcript below. If you’d like to download the audio to listen to later, click this button:
Have you ever written a paragraph in your book, rewrote it, written another paragraph, and then went back and rewrote that too?
And on and on and on…
An hour goes by.
You realise you haven’t written anything at all. All you’ve done is rewrite the same part of your book.
For years, I wrote like this. I worked on my stories and ideas, and I spent hours tinkering with my sentences, moving the nouns around and looking for the right verbs. This is a terrible way to write, and in this post I’ll offer you an editing checklist and explain how to use it:
Do you sometimes wonder if your writing is good enough?
When you read through that first or second draft, you know something’s not quite right, but you’re not sure what.
Well, with a little bit of practice and a willingness to learn about writing, you can improve the quality of your prose.
In this post, you can find five powerful writing tips that will help you, whether you write fiction or non-fiction.