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I Want to Write a Book! (How to Write a Book and Get Published)

Craig Lock
Bill Rosoman

内容I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK
by craig lock and bill rosoman

“They say that everyone has a novel inside them, even a great one, perhaps; so then you just have to find the words.”
- craig
“’They’ also say that if enough chimpanzees were put in front of enough word processors for enough time, eventually one of them would write Hamlet.”
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I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK (AND GET PUBLISHED)!
(to roars of laughter from family and friends… “Dreamer!”)
Me write a book! What!!! A “pipedream” or possible…perhaps one day?
This short extract is from Bill’s and my original manuscript How to Write a Book and Get Published published some years back. We hope that these pointers may be helpful to aspiring * or perhaps other ‘non-techno’ authors and writers, like “yours truly”. Enjoy…
* What s the definition of an aspiring author?
A waiter!
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INTRODUCTION
A few introductory words
Writing a book may seem extremely daunting and perhaps even impossible to you, as I felt when I started out writing (like flying to the moon); but if you believe you have some writing talent and you think people may enjoy your words, then just DO IT. As with eating an elephant (“hephelump”), break it, the task into “small chunks”. No only joking! Please treat all animals with great care. My point simply:
The key is taking that FIRST STEP in writing that first sentence, then one just gets involved in your “work of art”, as writing becomes a daily habit. One word simply flows into the next, then one chapter just leads on to the next one…
The journey of a thousand miles starts with a flat tyre and a broken fan-belt, er sorry, a single step!
- as adapted from ancient Chinese proverb
Happy writing… and dreaming
craig
“All our dreams can come true…
if we have the courage to pursue them.”
- Walt Disney
Note:
This manuscript was originally written early on in my writing “career” (in about 1995), just as the internet was about to be unleashed on us all, so have updated it to reflect a changed “techno” world… and new ways of doing things. Though I’ve uploaded the earlier version of the manuscript, I’m still checking and re-writing it “as I go” and will upload the updated version shortly (in the next few days)
In the meantime…enjoy
Craig 3rd May 2013

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How to Write a Book and Get Published
All That I Know About Writing!
by Craig Lock

“What(ever) you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
- Johann von Goethe, poet, novelist, playwright

to the great singing of Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle – Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 – Saturday 11th April | HD
Click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk
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They say that everyone has a novel inside them, but you just have to find the words.
Get Cracking and get your book written, completed and published now!
Once you get to the end of the book, you should be able to produce YOUR own published book, once you have a manuscript ready to go!
Contents
About the Author
Dedication
Introduction
PART ONE
Getting Started
What to Write About
Presentation
Researching Your Book
Thirty Common Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Creative Writing
Selling Your Work
Writing and Publishing Books for Children
Choosing a Publisher
Money Matters
Writing for a Market
Contracts
What is Plagiarism and How to Avoid Infringing It?
Writing for Children
After Publication and the Final Word
PART TWO (by Bill Rosoman)
Getting Published
Preparing Your Manuscript
Obtaining an ISBN number
Creating a Book Cover
Creating PDF or DOC
Creating a website
Publishing on Lulu
Conclusion

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How I did it: Now that's quite a story!
Appendix One: A Writer's Questionaire
The Last Word

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