Today, with my partners Barrie and Ron, I opened a free video training series on self-publishing your own book. This 3-part series shows you how to write, publish, and market your book. The statistic is surprising because so few people actually do. Of those who do write a book and attempt to publish through traditional channels ie:
Writing Your Book about Grief: My latest book focuses on the steps I took to recover from multiple losses. Four family members died in and, thanks to grief work and introspection, I created a new life.
So many people asked me how I managed to do this that I listed my recovery steps on paper. These steps became a talk and the talk became a book. My current publisher was interested in this grief resource, and I sent the manuscript to the executive director.
The company has a collaborative agreement with another publisher and she forwarded the manuscript to this publisher. Three months later, the manuscript was returned to me with dozens of editorial notes written in the margins.
For example, one notation said the manuscript was too emotional, a comment that stunned me. Death is emotional, especially the death of a child.
The editor also wanted me to eliminate some stories and add footnotes. I wrote this guide for bereaved people, people who need reliable information and need it fast. Footnotes would turn the guide into a textbook. Last, the editor thought my style was too personal.
Plus, people remember stories more easily than they remember statistics.
I came to several conclusions. First, I will let myself be emotional about grief. Third, I will see this guide in print. What did I do? I followed the suggestions that strengthened the book and passed on the others. The guide is in production now and will be available in two months.
You may be writing a grief resource now, a story for children, a book for teens, a self-help book for adults, or a novel based on your life story. Is my writing good? Am I being honest? Will my book help others? I encourage you to be yourself.Nov 05, · How to Write and Publish a Book.
In this Article: Writing Your Book Editing Your Book and Preparing to Publish Publishing Your Book Community Q&A. Writing a good book is big achievement. Your book could either turn you into a celebrity and/or millionaire or gather dust at the bottom shelves of a book store.
And I think most would prefer the first option%(). My latest book focuses on the steps I took to recover from multiple losses. Four family members died in and, thanks to grief work and introspection, I created a new life. So many people asked me how I managed to do this that I listed my recovery steps .
But in order to portray the stages grief effectively, we have to observe it. Grief is weird. It lingers.
It colors everything and its symptoms change over time. The thing is, I had a debut book to finish. It’s time to practice writing your character through grief.
Here are ten steps to writing a book: How To Start A Book (Step One): Determine your goal. Are you writing a book for fun? To promote your business? To build your credibility? Think about the end goal of this book you want to write and how it will serve you and your readers.
This will help you determine if you want to write fiction or non-fiction. Despite long-standing aspirations of writing a book, initial successes with short stories and essays, and a healthy career in publishing, Andrea Jarrell published her first book at .
These steps are drawn straight from real-life experiences; the stories of people demonstrate how one or more of these seven steps helped them turn grief of futility Author: Barbara Russell Chesser.