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:
Are you struggling to finish writing your first book?
The American writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, once said:
“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”
Fitzgerald is right, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay underwater so long or spend so much time trying to finish your book, you never come up for air.
So, please, don’t turn writing a book into a harder task than it needs to be.
I want to help you avoid doing that.
In this post, I’ll explain five of the most common writing mistakes new authors commit when they try to finish writing their first book.
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.
Writing is a tough, demanding and lonely craft.
You’ve got to think of an idea, figure out if it’s worth writing about and then get the words down on the blank page in a room, by yourself.
Even when you’ve got this part of the creative process under control, it’s still your job to turn up and write every day, to publish your work and to find an audience.
The journey of every writer is marked by creative, personal and business challenges just like these.
I wanted to find out more about these types of challenges and how today’s professional and successful writers overcame them.
So, I asked 22 top authors and fiction writers one question:
What was your greatest writing or creative challenge and how did you overcome it?
This is what they said.