Hello everyone; I am so glad you come to visit. I've had people ask me, "Is it hard to write a book and get published?" To answer that question, lets start with the writing. I'm sure you've been told or searched the internet about this subject, and find a lot of people say, "Just write." Well that is the best advice anyone can give you. It comes down to picking up that pen and paper and just write what ever comes to your mind. Advice I give others is this: Write what you feel, deep down inside. Keep writing and writing until you get all those feelings on paper.
After that, do it again, and again. It's all about putting those feelings, good, bad, happy, sad, frustrated or any other emotion that is running wild inside you, down on paper. I also call it part therapy and it helps to get it in front of you and then read it aloud to yourself. The reason I say to read it out loud is because it will bring more of those feelings that are deeper inside to the surface. This is how I write. Sometimes I find myself crying or laughing at what I end up with, but the key is "writing it down" and do it as often as possible.
Another thing I like to do, is get a tape recorder (any kind) and just talk to myself. I know some people may say, "Well that's just crazy, you don't talk to yourself." Well, let people think what they want. I carry my cell phone with me everywhere I go and it has a voice recorder. If something hits my mind, I record it right then and there. I also, will ask my friends if I can record us talking. Most of them don't mind, and I end up with stuff I can use in my current or future books. Also, don't throw anything away. Even if you think, "This is ridiculious, why would I want to keep something like that?" Trust me, you never know what that one sentence or conversation can do for you until the time is right.
There is so much more I'd love to share with you, so I plan on revealing more tips on writing and publishing in a free e-book that I'm working on right now. It will be posted here, on my homepage for your to download, so come back soon and also watch for contests, where I will give away autographed copies of my books, gift cards, mugs, t-shirts and much more. Thanks again for dropping by, and have a great day. Keep writing. :)
If you have any questions and prefer to not wait on the e-book, just email me and I'd be more than happy to email you back. I usually reply withint 24 hours unless something comes up, but I will respond a.s.ap. Thanks for your patients.