Everybody Has A Book Inside of Them: How To Bring It Out

Everybody Has A Book Inside of Them: How To Bring It Out

by Ann Marie Sabath

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Overview

You have undoubtedly read books by many esteemed prolific authors, but have you ever wished you could get inside their minds and learn how to bring out the book inside of YOU?

In Everybody Has a Book Inside of Them, you will do just that. You will learn firsthand from Ann Marie Sabath and her army of author colleagues the answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about the writing process. Whether it is how to get your writing motor revved, rid yourself of those dirty writing doubts, or learn the power of KITA for meeting deadlines, Sabath will show you how to make your dream of becoming an author a reality. Some of the 40 topics addressed are:
  • How long does it take to write a book?
  • Why knowing your reader is a must before you begin
  • What motivates authors? Love or money?
  • When to stop writing while you are ahead
  • What seasoned authors would tell their younger selves
  • How a bestselling author structures their book

With her honesty, sense of humor, and encouragement, Ann Marie will bring you several steps closer to bringing out that book in you. Her easy-to-follow guidelines, trade tips, and valuable insights from other experienced authors will get your writing engine revved. In reading Sabath’s guide, you will find the voice of a compassionate coach who simply will not let you get away with NOT writing a book of your own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632651693
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 06/13/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 325,882
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Ann Marie Sabath is the founder of At Ease Inc., a 32-year-old business consulting firm. She has authored 9 other books, which have been translated into 8 languages and have been read by more than 250,000 readers. Sabath’s books have been recognized by USA Today, The Wall Street Joural, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Inc., Condé Nast Traveler, CNN, CNBC, 20/20, and Oprah.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How This Book Came About 1

Get Ready!

Are You Ever Too Young or Too Old to Write A Book? 7

Why Write a Book in the First Place? 9

Do Your Market Research 12

How Long Does It Take to Write a Book? 15

You Never Know What the Catalyst Will Be for Motivating You to Write Your First Book 18

From Writer to Author: The Steps for Getting There 21

What Prompted Other Authors to Write Their First Books 24

What Is Your Excuse? 30

How to Identify the Book Inside of You 33

Pack Your Grab-and-Go Tote 35

The One-Minute Way to Identify Your Book Genre 38

Your Thirty-Day Incubation Period: Preventing Writer's Block Before Beginning to Write 40

The Value of a Sounding Board Advisory Group 42

Get Set!

What Authors Wear When They Write 47

The Importance of Setting Your Writing Zone(s) 49

How to identify the Direction of Your Writing Energy Flow 52

Know Thy Reader 55

How to Name Your Book 60

Are You a Pantser or a Plotter? 63

Outline, Anyone? 66

The Way to Let Your Inner Writing Voice Be Heard 68

The Importance of Beginning with the End in Mind 70

Write!

When Your Writing Voice Starts Talking, Start Keying! 75

Write the Way You Live Your Life 77

Feed Your Inner Voice with Writing Prompts 80

Two Ways to Stay Motivated to Write 82

How to Keep Up Your Writing Stamina 85

How Authors Dispel Those Dirty Writing Doubts from Their Minds 87

The Surefire Way to Rid Yourself of Your Writing Censor 91

What to Do When Your Writing Engine Sputters 93

Writing Fitness: How to Stir Up Your Imagination 94

Why to Stop Writing While You Are Ahead 96

How to Control Your Book Deadlines Rather than Letting Them Control You 97

From First Draft to Final Manuscript 100

Six Things NOT to Do With Your Manuscript 103

Your Name or a Pen Name? 107

Ghostwriting: Bringing a Book Out In Someone Else 112

The Five "If You Were to Write A Book" Questions to Ask Before Beginning to Write 116

What Are You Waiting For? Start Writing Now! 121

What to Include in Your Writing Pledge of Allegiance 124

Why the "How to Get Published" Section Is Not Being Addressed in This Book 126

Answers to Questions You May Not Have Thought to Ask!

How Soon Is Too Soon to Write Your Second Book After Writing Your First? 131

Do Authors Write More than One Book at a Time? 133

What Makes Authors Write in More than One Genre? 135

Does Your Writing Voice Change When You Write in Different Genres? 138

What Are the Benefits of Writing in More than One Genre? 141

Fourteen Budding Author FAQs 143

In Retrospect …

What Seasoned Authors Would Tell Their Younger Writing Selves 153

Final Advice to Budding Authors from Those Who Have Written Between One and Seventy-Six Books! 156

Epilogue 158

Have a Question? 159

List of Contributors 160

Recommended Reading 169

Recommended Resources 170

Notes 174

Other Books by Ann Marie Sabath 178

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