How to Write a Book [NOOK Book]

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Looking for a roadmap to help you navigate the exciting, yet unpredictable, waters of the wonderful world of writing? Then you have come to the right place! As a freelance writer and author of more than 40 books, R.T. Byrum has done his homework and put together the roadmap that will help you get published and make all of your writing dreams come true. Walt Disney once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it!" Thankfully, this book validates that philosophy by urging you to "dream big dreams," and use the many ...
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How to Write a Book

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Overview

Looking for a roadmap to help you navigate the exciting, yet unpredictable, waters of the wonderful world of writing? Then you have come to the right place! As a freelance writer and author of more than 40 books, R.T. Byrum has done his homework and put together the roadmap that will help you get published and make all of your writing dreams come true. Walt Disney once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it!" Thankfully, this book validates that philosophy by urging you to "dream big dreams," and use the many resources, tips, links, advice and other tidbits found inside to make those dreams come true.

As a writer, you must take personal responsibility for your writing career. There is no magic pill, no special degree or pixie dust that will enable you to become a published writer. YOU are the only person who can make it happen...and if you are smart enough, you will read and follow the advice of successful writers who have gone before you. The longest journey begins with the first step...so, as Byrum urges within these pages, stop procrastinating and start writing!

Writers write. That's all you need to know. But smart writers do their homework and embrace the techniques and information that is available in this valuable book, How to Write a Book, to help them become better writers.

Here are a few of the topics this "how to" book will cover:

Figuring out if you can be a writer...
The best way to set up the writing workspace...
All the word processor secrets, tips and techniques...
Making money as a freelancer...
Picking a winning genre...
Developing a plot and premise that will sell...
Creating winning characters...
The writing details critical to success...
When is the book done?...
And much more...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014464123
  • Publisher: Good Read Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Series: The Serious Writer , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 397,997
  • File size: 612 KB

Meet the Author

R.T. Byrum has written seven young adult novels, three have been published and two are under consideration with Warner Brothers for film and TV rights. Among his non-fiction works for Lucent Books are Careers in Television and Careers in Film.
He is columnist and staff writer for the Heartland Sun Times, and a regular contributor of Ezine and magazine articles and short stories (Christian Living Magazine, Competitive Edge, Business, Writer’s Weekly, The Wave, Buttonwood Bay View, God Allows U Turns, and others.) During his tenure as past president of the Christian Authors Guild, he was contributor and editor of the three anthologies published by the guild. He is currently ghostwriting the autobiography of the president of America’s first passenger hovercraft company and has been asked to script a one-hour Discovery Channel program on the company.

Byrum has conducted a number of writing seminars for schools and writing groups and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
His careers include radio disk jockey, television news anchor, host of a weekly CBC children’s show, commercial writer and producer, and the producer-director of an internationally syndicated television series.
Holding a BFA in Communications from the University of Cincinnati, and associate degree in Motion Picture Production from USC, he has taught as a visiting Professor of Broadcast Communications at Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, and Southern Ohio College,

R.T. and his wife, Karen, recently moved from Georgia to Buttonwood Bay, a Florida community on the beautiful Lake Josephine, where he finds great inspiration for his writing craft.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Love book

    Love book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This book really tells you everything you need to know to write a book. The writer, R.T. starts with the important things like how to determine if you are capable or writing in the first place all the way down to how to set up your writing desk. You also get the confident feeling the writer knows what he is talking about since he has written several successful books himself. Reading this book was like sitting in a college classroom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Is there anymore of these

    Is there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Is this book good enough to buy?

    I extremely wish to become an aspiring author someday and i was wdering if this book is worth $9? Thaanks :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Nightmares past part one

    This will be an animation)). Chapter one- the strange noise of soft chirps arose the small fluffy kitten from sleep she blinked her purple gaze and looked around, there she lay in her soft kitten bed, a bowl of warm milk beside her. "Rise my little one, its time for a lesson", the kits ears perked as she recgonized the gruff murmmur of smoke. "Nightmare..go on." A soft muzzle nudged the kitten to her paws "go on". Nightmare blinked and padded forward on her black legs her fur stripwd black,. "Wheres midnight.." she squeaked looking for her young friend, ((will rdpost

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    Posted June 25, 2012

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