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Awaken the Author Within

With writing there are struggles. And sometimes it's easy to get lost in the struggles, whether you can't find the time, have a bad case of writer's block or are simply unsure how to start writing. It's important for an author to push through these occasional road blocks and reach their ultimate goal.

Discover Your Inner Author

Perhaps you keep a journal or a blog; maybe you teach classes or advise others; you may even have a special gift or talent. No matter how you express yourself in your life, writing and publishing a book can be a powerful way to share your vision and inspire others.

Book Ideas to Get Started

Coming up with an idea for a book is one thing; articulating it is another. Maybe there is a general area of self-help that you would like to focus on, or perhaps you're deciding between several ideas for your book. Here are three rules to help you narrow down the topics and get you started ...

Overcome Writer's Block

If you're stuck and staring at a blank page, don't worry: you're not alone. Even some of the best-selling novelists struggle when it comes to beginning a book. Writer's block typically hits once you sit down to start writing. Your brain just freezes and you end up staring at the blinking cursor. You really want to write, but you aren't quite sure where to begin. Don't let your frustration get the best of you.

Editing Your Book

Finding a typo or grammatical error in a book is never good. It will probably make you question the credibility of the editor of the book, the publisher and ultimately the author. Now, turn the tables. Put yourself in the role of the author where someone was turned off from your book because of an editing error. How would that make you feel? What if the person actually stopped reading because of errors? That is certainly a situation you want to avoid.

Finishing Your Manuscript

Sometimes that blinking cursor on your white page is so rude. He never goes away, never sleeps and follows your every word. You know how annoying he is, especially when you are trying to work hard on your manuscript. How can you overcome the desire to turn off your computer and leave the cursor and your manuscript unfinished? By following these five simple tips you can finish your manuscript and begin reaching your publishing dreams.

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