Sunday, May 25, 2008

Writing Tips For Novice Authors

So you need to balance your time in writing that book, honing your writing skills, submitting your work along the way for others to critique, and promoting yourself. Can you do it? Of course you can!

If you are reading this article then you probably have asked yourself at some point in your life, "Do I have what it takes to become an author?"

I believe that successful authors, those who actually write and finish that novel, or book of poetry, or even that book of short stories, and see it all the way to publication,have certain characteristics.

Characteristics of Authors
  1. They like to sit for hours in front of a computer screen (or with pen and paper), typing (writing) away.
  2. They think about their book, even when they're not writing.
  3. They are motivated to finish their book.
  4. They are motivated to proofread, edit and revise their finished book until it is the best it can be.
  5. They are motivated to publish their book.
  6. Once they publish the first book, they are already working on the next one.
If you answered yes to anyone of the above, then you have a good chance of attaining your dreams of becoming an author. Don't listen to those people who say it's a competitive market out there. Don't listen to those people who say they've written five books and haven't had one published yet. And don't listen to those people who send you back your manuscripts! Listen to yourself. Listen to that inner voice, the one that is whispering now. But wait until you get started. Once your book is written and published, that inner voice will be roaring! And the whole world will hear about it.

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