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What is your motivation for writing?

What is your motivation for writing?

Possible motivations:- You’ve always wanted to be a famous author You want to make money writing You want to prove someone wrong who said, “You can’t do it!” You can’t help writing You want to promote a point of view or share something you’ve learned You don’t care about any of the above, you’d write whether anyone read it or not There might be many reasons for writing but should there be different motivations for Christians? In other words, does…

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Learning to write – early training

Learning to write – early training

Many years ago I remember hearing the advice that there is no substitute for simply writing. The advice suggested that aspiring writers write a daily diary. I didn’t intend to be a writer but I did end up doing a lot of writing. From the age of five I was in boarding school and we had to write a weekly letter. These started in Grade 1 with simply copying a sentence or two from the board. By Grade 4 we…

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Welcome to posts for writers

Welcome to posts for writers

The years since writing the draft of my first book in 2007 have been a steep learning curve. I started, like most people, totally ignorant about things relating to writing, publishers and marketing. I have learned many things since. This part of my blog will share some of those things. Things that I have found helpful on my writing journey. My journey so far has included – self printing two volumes of poetry – 2 non-fiction titles published through traditional…

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Facing Reality – Reflections on “10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing”

Facing Reality – Reflections on “10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing”

The 2009 version of this article was sent to me by a publisher before they subsequently accepted my manuscript for publication. It was designed to show me the realities of the publishing world. I think it is a good thing to share up front. I will paste the whole thing here and then make my own comments in ‘italics’ below each of their ten points. 10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing Steven Piersanti, President, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Updated April 15, 2014…

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