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Writing a book in 7 easy footsteps (My highly inefficient process in pictures)
So you want to start writing a novel. Now, dear prospective writers, here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to spell a work. All the articles I am writing, speaking and publishing begin first in my diary. It is my most important instrument for catching thoughts, struggling with big issues, finding responses, tracking enlightening conversation and following the profound motions of my spirit - all precious contents for an authotr.
They can keep a journaling digitally if you want, and I also use Evernote to collect suggestions. However, I find my best brainstorming and the most sincere revelations happen with ink and writing away from a computer monitor. My Resilient for example was the result of an experience that the Sermon on the Mount read every day for a few month.
So I recorded my findings, these findings became items that later became a whole album. As soon as you have the big ideas for your books (journaling can help you to find that too), reread these magazines to find pertinent materials, and then translate each view or history to a singular notation. Simply type the basic concept, a few points of the descriptions and where to find them (I use the date of the entries as a reference).
Your journal can be numbered and you can also enter the number). As I was preparing to rewrite the Resurrection Year, for example, I reread ten years of my diaries to re-capture the feelings, prayer, heartache and discovery of this shattering age. Considering the theme of this volume (which begins again after a shattered dream), this was not an easily done work.
I had the resources for the script within two weeks. Next, tear all these inexpensive note pads into individual pages (tip: drag the coil from one end with pliers) and start dividing your idea into sections. Here the joke begins when you see your books taking shape.
As I did this for my latest venture, I realized that I was trying to pack too many things into too few sections (above are the batches as they were at first). That' s the nice thing about the system - you just move an image to another stack when you need it. When you' ve put all these life-changing thoughts into a stack of sections, cut them together.
You have your chapter now, and you' re done writing. It' s a good idea to take these nicely organized piles and create an index for your text. Many authors don't work that way - they just begin where the source of ideas is and work. The most important thing is that these abstracts keep you informed when you make a number of choices about what to put in your textbook, not when you do it.
Take a pile of chapters and begin to weave these nice things together! I' m a writer every single working days, then I' m an editor the next one. When I finish a section, I am sending it to a group of 5-8 persons I rely on to give me genuine feed-back (if necessary, select those with special skills in your subject, and some of them should be the kind of person you are specifically reviewing the work for).
I' m giving this group total liberty to tell me what they like, dislike or don't get about the work. I enjoy closing every single section, to this day, printing it out, going to a café and read it all from beginning to end.
Someday, after all the drawing and reworking and transcribing and looking at the blanket to find out how to say what to say, you will have the marvellous experiance of finishing a volume and keeping it in your hand. Do you have a query or a useful tip for your letter?