To be an author, you need to do writing.
The essence of writing is the act of sitting upon your derriere, placing your fingers on the keyboard and allowing words to spring from your mind onto the screen. You need three skills:
These are the skills I have learned from shooting pictures, firing bullets and reading books. If you have these, you will get the job done. But if you’re having difficulty, if you have been writing nearly all your life and if you want to become a serious author, then you will possibly need a little help along the way.
There are thousands of books on the topic of how to be an author, so why am I writing this one? I could ask one simple question:
But there’s also another answer: life is short. We only get one shot at the life we have right now and we need all the help we can get along the way to realising our dreams.
During the next few posts, I’ll be letting you in on some personal secrets. How I got my books written, published and promoted – as well as what I do to help other authors get their books out to the readers of the world.
Many people have asked for my help in publishing their books. They’ve emailed me their manuscripts and posted me links to their blogs, vlogs, books, and articles, asking for me to cast my eye over them, amend and recommend to agents and publishers.
So that I can reach a greater audience, I considered putting all my secret treasures together, here, especially for you.
The things I’ll be offering here, on how to be an author are from:
- personal experience and
- personal knowledge
Put simply, what I’ve learned about writing non-fiction and fiction books you’ll get direct from me.
All the best,
EXTRACT from: How to be an Author – Vol.1: Writing Your Writing