What to Write a Book about IdeasThings to write a book about ideas
There are 5 ways to create a book concept.
To have an ideas and to develop this ideas into a saleable, public readable work are two different things. That' s what I learnt early on when I tried to choose the kind of books I wanted to be. GIVEAWAY BOOK: If you would like to receive one of the five signed editions of OH BOY, YOU'RE HAVING A HIRL, please feel free to add a review of this contribution or of one of the contributions in connection with the serial "How I Got OH BOY Published".
Winner must reside in Canada/US to get the copy by post. How many authors have I ever dreamt of written a novel - a superpower we all have. And like many authors, I postponed for an indefinite period of time taking care of other things, such as soft ball, child education and repetitions of "Friends".
" I' had polished my skills for years when I wrote a parents blogs, strengthened my vocals and gradually but steadily developed an audiences for my work. So, I sit down and force myself to come up with an ideas that I could turn into a work. It was finally translated into the recently published OH BOY, YOU'RE HAVING A GIRL: A Dad's Survival Guide to Daughters (a great Father's Day present, I might add!).
Hopefully I can spare you a few headsaches and a little bit of spare your head when you are developing your brain. As most authors, I have suggestions for reading every day. I got an brainchild from a crack on a popstick! Was any of these notions really good? I knew the notebook I wanted to create had to be about education thanks to the hit of my parents blogs TheLifeOfDad.com, so it was helping me sort out the most absurd thoughts and concentrate on those that were most likely constructed to match my work.
All genres and all markets have already linked many of them. To succeed, you need to find a way to showcase your work. Thinking about OH BOY inspiration, I went to Amazon and spend a lot of my spare minute at Barnes & Noble, where I looked through all the schoolbooks.
I had many how-to-pages and what to expect titles and sensational titles, so I had to find out where my alcove would be. W. Bruce Camerons, 8 Simple Rules 4 for Date My Teenage Daughter is one of my favourite textbooks of all times. This is how the OH BOY concept came about.
It'?s only half the rent to have a good notion. Translating this concept into a textbook requires a lot of work, a lot of perseverance and decaf. When I couldn't come up with 1,500 words that opened the door to a books on the subject, then I shouldn't be writing it. Fortunately, I wrote an intro - and quite a sound one at that.
I needed a few tries and a great deal of editorial work, but when I had overcome this obstacle, I was sure that I could produce a complete volume on the subject. What number of sections should the volume have? Is my textbook supposed to combine pure humour or humour with current advices? Creating a game plan is similar to creating a suggested reading that would be sent to an agents or editors.
It is useful to be able to answer those before you begin to ask your books and to ask your agent. When you are posting articles (like me), you need a complete overview in the query. When you' re a novel writer, you have to finish the whole script before you make your jog. One way or another, the sooner you can make a decision, the better - it will help you to stick to the job that is at your fingertips when you' re ready to do it.
All writers experience self-doubts. Remember that you like to write and no matter how difficult it sometimes seems, you do it because you like it. As you do this and believe in what you are trying to achieve, the more you will work on it and the better your ideas and your writings will be.
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Look at my humour textbook, Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl.