How can I Write my own Book

What can I do to write my own book?

Make your story and inspire others. Do not know how your words can help other people in their own lives. But I needed money, so I said yes. Now that I've written seven books, I've increased my speed. So I usually answer them with my own question:

DIY: How to make a script

He also co-founded the hyper-local social networking site. Partly because my textbooks had a tendency to interweave several different fields, and partly because I have been writing a lot about science, I am often asked about the instruments I use to research and work with.

Ever since I have written this article, I have been developing a new way of using Devonthink, which has been extremely useful in creating Ghost Map and Invention. I' m grabbing heels of web pages, of digitally written text and transcribed pages of print text - and every little snipet I just dump in Devonthink without any other organisation than a quotation of where it comes from.

It goes on for month and month; I am reading in a totally unscheduled and explorative way (increasingly on-line, thanks to Google Books and other sources) and simply move everything that seems interesting at all to Devonthink. If it' s actually writing the script, I usually have a fairly clear feeling about how the sections are grouped.

For example, in GhostMap there' s a fun little stunt I found out before I began to write, where each section represents a unique tag in the outbreak, but also has a connection to one of the book's themes: the crap and the scavangers, the miasm, the card. {\*No one seemed to realize this in any of the critiques, but it's one of the things I'm most proud of with this one.

So in the last step, before I begin to write, I set up a small directory in Devonthink for each of the sections. But then I sat down and reread every little piece I've discovered in the last year or so of research. While I' m looking at them on the computer monitor, I just pull them into the section where I think they're most useful.

A few snipes are moved to more than one directory; most don't make it into one. However, I am going to reread them all, and when I am going to reread them all, I have a whole new sense of context, because I am at the end of the research lifecycle, not at the beginning. Devonthink has a great function that allows you to combine the whole content of a directory into a text-file.

This is how I introduce myself to the real letter of the work. After grabbing the first section and exporting it as a separate text file, opening it in my text editor and starting to write. Rather than a frightening empty page, I look at a paper full of quotations: from correspondence, from main source, from scientific work, sometimes even from my own notations.

I lost a few months before every new section before I met this rapprochement because it was just a big, empty ocean of nothing. Now, each section begins as an archive of inspirational quotations, making it seem far less discouraging. Dozois began his scientific writing careers as a (very good) author, but quickly switched to the part that determined his living in this area as an editorial journalist and took over Asimov's from 1984 to 2004, won 40 Hugos, 40 Nebel, 30 Locus Awards and the best professional Hugo Award editors 15 time.

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