"You'll find Start Writing Your Book Today most useful if you want
to write a book, but you aren't clear about exactly what the book
will be about. I'll provide exercises to give you clarity."
-Morgan Gist Macdonald, Introduction
Morgan Gist Macdonald shares her experience and gives steps to write a book while staying focused and keep on track. Most importantly, "preventing self-sabotage," in Chapter Two.She asks in Chapter Three: Good Writing Habits, "Do you want to write a book, or don't you?" ...If your answer is, "Not right now, but maybe later," put down this book, because it's not worth your time. When you're ready, you can always come back to it." Macdonald is not afraid to say put her book down because she is being straightforward and to the point about serious writing, and for this, I applaud her honesty.
There are learning opportunities pertaining to writing routines, creating word count goals, journaling, prioritizing, creating rough drafts, and contacting beta readers. I have never written a book but am considering using a journal to jot down ideas just in case I get that urge to share thoughts on a particular subject.
Macdonald added three appendixes for resources, tracking your progress, and creating a reverse outline with two outline sample texts following right after and a feedback table.
Start Writing Your Book Today is good to have on your shelf to start writing that great novel, biography, or how-to book you have been pushing to the back of everything else.
Recommending to persons contemplating taking on the task of writing a book to share with public. There are excellent points, resources and useful
Charts that a budding writer can find helpful.
Free audio book is located @paperrravenbooks.com/freebonus, plus an email to share your writings with Morgan Gist Macdonald.
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