Read, then read some more

When you want to write a book, reading helps you figure out what you like. Reading good writers can help you make your own voice better.

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Writing a book: don't wait for someday

You have to create the conditions to write. Carve out some time to write, then start writing. Use the little moments in your day when you're not doing anything.

Or, sit at your computer, and write for one hour, take a break, then write again for another half hour or so. It doesn't matter if it is good or not. Just plough ahead.

A writing group or accountability partner can help provide perspectives that aren't your own, and tell you when you've gotten something wrong.

Maybe your prose is clunky, or your character depictions are not good, or stereotypical. Learn to accept criticism with grace and humility.

What makes you a writer is the fact that you ...write. Believing you are a real writer will give you power on the page.

Some writers plan first. Other writers just jump in and wing it. Some writers are in-between planning and winging it.

You don't need to know which kind of writer you are when you're starting out. Just try something and see what works for you.

Writing can be really hard. When you're stuck, call up a friend with a different way of thinking, or talk to a friend who's writing a book to help you think through the issue in your book.

You can also reach out to other writers that can provide support. One way to find them is to read the acknowledgements in books.

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Create the conditions to write
  • Make the time for writing. We all have those absent-minded moments in our day when we're not doing anything. If we use that time to write, we can actually get a lot done.
  • Lower the bar of writing. To overcome perfectionism, set a a goal and a deadline; this will help you get your words out without the need to have them perfect from the beginning.

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Reasons for writing a book summary
  • Writing a book summary helps you remember what you read months, or even years, after reading.
  • It helps you connect main concepts from other books, giving you a deeper level of understanding.
  • Lastly, it helps you improve your own writing.

How to Write a Book Summary

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Writing is just one step in a much larger process
  • Budding writers should not be afraid of writing, but should experiment it as a form of free hand sketching.
  • They should spill out their brains and then build, fix or arrange the content in a creative way.
  • Writing does not just happen when we write something, but also happens when we are thinking, talking, seeing, listening and texting.
  • One needs to fall in love with writing and not think of it as a task to be accomplished.

How to Write 10,000 Words a Week

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