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is your book finished

Is Your Book Finished?

How great would it be to have a device to stick into the pages of your book to tell you when it's done? It’s the same for new, inexperienced writers and published authors alike: sometimes it’s hard to gauge when your manuscript is truly finished.
writing a book part 2

My 20-Step Plan to Writing a Book: Part 2 (Steps 11-20)

In this post, I’m following up on the first entry and giving you the last 10 steps in my 20-step process to writing a book you can be proud of.
writing a book part 1

My 20-Step Plan to Writing a Book: Part 1 (Steps 1-10)

Writing a book is hard work – it’s easier to quit than finish. When you become overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the task, you might be tempted to give up. The key is to follow a proven, straightforward plan.
great writers

All Great Writers Make A Contribution

The shared feature of all great writers is that they make a contribution, which makes it the most important thing on your "to do" list as a writer.
learning to write

It’s Time To Get That Book Out Of You

Whether you're an old hand or a newbie who is serious about learning to write, the advice is the same: dig in and get that first book out of you.
write on

When in doubt, write on.

"You don't give up writing," says Warren Adler. "If you're a true artist, this is your artistry. Keep writing, keep reading, and stay curious. When in doubt, write on."
book is done

When Do You Know Your Book Is Done?

Most authors probably wish they had a gauge of some kind to stick into the pages to tell them when their book is done. It’s not just new, inexperienced writers who have that wish. Most published authors I’ve posed the question to say the same thing: it’s hard to know when to put down the virtual pen.

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