A little research on publishers’ guidelines could help you shape your work; plans to self-publish or e-publish may affect how you prepare your material for its destined audience. For the writing phase of the project, you can advertise for an experienced Ghostwriter who will assist you in getting your information down on paper and whipped into suitable shape for publication. If you intend to do the writing yourself, your best resources will likely be other books.
Your local library or bookstore should have a selection of helpful books to get you started and build your confidence. A good writing reference will be invaluable; maybe one such as "The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well” by Paula LaRocque, Copyright 2003. This is a highly regarded work by a well-credentialed author with an accessible style, and contains a wealth of information and real-world examples to illustrate her guidelines.
You should also check out content and layout of any books you find that are of the same genre as your own. You needn’t plagiarize to acquire useful ideas for working with your own material.
The most critical step is getting that material out of your head and down on paper or computer where you can work with it. Your spelling, grammar and composition don’t matter at this stage; just get the core information transferred to a concrete visual medium.
Once it’s out there you can take time to elaborate on your ideas, ponder the phrases that will colour and convey them best. As any writer will tell you, it’s the rewrites that create a worthwhile narrative.
As a new author you do have a learning curve ahead, but it will be manageable if you find satisfaction in the process of laying out your information. In fact, it can become downright addictive, to the point where you can’t not write or it haunts you!
Before you actually start writing your book, I would recommend that you look up a few publishing companies and contact them, asking if they accept new manuscript submissions. Some publishers focus on fiction, while others prefer non-fiction, so this is something to consider as well. Once you have found a publisher, send in a proposal explaining what your book is about and why your theme or topic is important. It is crucial that you explain the significance of your proposed book and why you think people would want to buy it upon publication. To put it very frankly, you must ask yourself why people should care about the work and provide a compelling answer to this question.
You must also show in your proposal that you have researched the market and can prove that there is an interest in your proposed topic. Additionally, explain your target age group and which audience would find your work the most appealing.
In a proposal, you will also have to include brief chapter summaries, as well as a few paragraphs about yourself. You mentioned that you are looking for non-internet sources for more information on publishing. I recommend that you find "The librarian's guide to writing for publication," written by Rachel Singer Gordon and published in 2004.
Of course you don't have to use the Internet to write a book. After all, books have been around far longer than the Internet. Consider taking a starter course in writing. Some community centres offer them for not a lot of money. You could also take a class through a university.
As well, there are countless guidebooks to help you get started with writing. There is even computer software that guides you through the process.
Another option is simply to study those books you like. Figure out what makes them exciting and what you like about their structure. You can do this for not a lot of money. Your local library will give you free access to books that have become world classics. What could be a better teacher?
As you learn about writing, you probably first get a grasp on the basics. These vary depending on the type of writing you want to do. Novel writing, for instance, usually uses conventions like plot, conflict and resolution.
You do what you stated, you plan to write so write, after a routine has been set-up & you stick to it. Get a comfortable spot, where distractions will be at a minimum. Make sure you have enough paper, pen or pencil, typewriter or personal computer. Clear your thinking of everything other than what you are planning to write about, the subject of the work.
List what you think are the absolute necessary parts of your story.
Double check your prepared list for the parts of the story and maybe change the order of the parts. Concentrate on only the part being written about right in front of you. As the Roman General made available for studying Latin...When in Gaul, divide and conquer, only a piece at a time. Chew on a french fry one at a time. Doing a jigsaw puzzle, you put in place one section at a time. When you count, you mention only one number at a time.
You are telling a story to entertain or share with other people, Also you may be putting together all the facts about something you know or have researched because you enjoy doing it and would like others to know.
You have to set out how many words, or pages or the time span that you are aiming for and would not quit till you have met that goal. You do this day after day just like work.
Reread the sections over again, maybe several times and always think about using the very fewest words, simplicity, to make the story understandable and clear.
Just like musicians, they have to do to get good...practise, practise and practise. Hammer it out!
I want to write a book but don't kno where to start
Before you actually start writing your book, I would recommend that you look up a few publishing companies and contact them, asking if they accept new manuscript submissions. Some publishers focus on fiction, while others prefer non-fiction, so this is something to consider as well. Once you have found a publisher, send in a proposal explaining what your book is about and why your theme or topic is important. It is crucial that you explain the significance of your proposed book and why you think people would want to buy it upon publication. To put it very frankly, you must ask yourself why people should care about the work and provide a compelling answer to this question.Just like musicians, they have to do to get good...practise, practise and practise. Hammer it out!
I plan on writing my own book as well. I have been told many times from different people to write a book. I plan on it, but I'm scared of the results. Iv never been good in school or with write as you can probably tell from this post. The only thing I know how to do is make people laugh.
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Hi I want to write a book about my life, believe I'm sure this had been said a lot of times before but I genuinely feel that I have a lift story that people will read and be able to relate to.
I would like some help on how to start, any suggestions of publishers that I may be able to contact. Many thanks
Hi, I feel the same way as you, although I'm only 22 but I love writing and would love to write a book as much as you, I already started but it's all very unorganised at the moment lots of different topics I wrote about but I started to let my mind go and write everything down. Hope it will work.
I want to writ a book about my personal life.
I am reticently publishing a book and if you are looking for a website to go on to publish I would recommend lulu.com. It is a great site. If you want to know what to write about than an autobiography is always fun. I love writing books and I always write about things I know. Why don't you try that???? I really hope that helps!!
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I am writing a book however,I need voice recognition because of arthritic hands.Please help me find voice recognition devices which I can borrow until I finish this interesting story.
I want to write a story about my live. I have not started yet and have no knowledge of writting.
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