Thursday, 24 June 2021

This is What You Must Know To Write More and Earn More

I wrote a blog post last week about a great little ebook I bought called Writing a Book a Week: How to Write Quick Books Under the Self-Publishing Model. I wrote about this ebook because it was such a short and yet information-packed little book, and I have to say that I really prefer books like this, that get straight to the point and aren't full of useless "filler" content.

I found some of the information really useful because it contained information about a few things that I hadn't thought about before, even though I've been writing and publishing books for years.

This ebook was so short that it took me less than an hour to read. So I read it twice.

Then I decided I wanted to delve even deeper into it, so I sat and typed it out and then printed it (but only for my own reference). I do this sometimes if a book is small and I want to look at it deeper because I need to do this on paper. I find it hard to study a document on screen.

And this ebook was less than 10,000 words because I didn't need all the prelim pages or the TOC. I just wanted a copy of the chapters.

I feel I should add here that I'm a fast typist so I had the ebook typed and printed in just a couple of hours.

Once I'd finished I went through my printed copy, highlighting and making notes all over it. It was a fascinating exercise.

But this is what you have to do if you're a writer. You have to study your craft and find out everything you need to know.

To come as far as I have, it's taken me years to learn all about building websites, SEO, marketing, publishing, time management, and much more. I even had to learn exactly which type of computer I needed and all the software I needed to be able to work faster and easier. I even hire others to do some of the work for me.

But this is what it takes to be a successful writer. It's not all about the actual writing. It's also about learning, absorbing and buying/hiring anything I need, including website-building software and (sometimes) freelancers.

If I don't spend time doing these things then I can't do my work. 

So if there's something you need to move your writing career along, don't be hesitant about buying it or studying it.

I always find that no matter how much I learn and how much I know, there's always more to know and learn because things change all the time.

Just don't sell yourself short.

Writing a Book a Week: 
How to Write Quick Books Under the Self-Publishing Model.

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