How I Wrote My First Book: The Story Behind the Story by Lida E. Quillen, Anne K. Edwards

By Lida E. Quillen, Anne K. Edwards

Twenty authors inform extraordinary tales concerning the efforts that went into writing their first booklet. a listing of contents. Christine Amsden - "My Million phrases of Crap" Darrell Bain - "The tale at the back of The puppy Plague" Bob Boan - "How I got here to jot down Bobby turns into Bob" Mayra Calvani - "Tips on Writing Your First Novel" D Jason Cooper - "Understanding Numerology" Lee Denning - "Two Beginnings" Susan Goldsmith - "How I Wrote Abithica" Ginger Hanson - "Ten classes I discovered from Writing Quest for Vengeance" Toby Fesler Heathcotte - "The Manuscript from a Mystifying resource" Darby Karchut - "Wings" Linda Langwith - "The Serendipity issue" Aaron Lazar - "The Writing of Double Fort?" Celia A. Leaman - "Writing Mary's baby" Beverly Stowe McClure - "How I Wrote Shadows at the desolate tract" Gerald generators - "How I Wrote No position for Gods" Erica Miner - "How I Wrote Travels With My enthusiasts" Stephanie Osborn - "How a Rocket Scientist turns into a author" Bob wealthy - "How I got here to jot down Novels" Dorothy Skarles - "Tales of Intrigue, event and studying" Dan Starr - "A answer and a Seed: Novel Writing as transforming into a Crystal"

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I can’t really remember the rest of the conversation, but I’m afraid the biggest mistake I made wasn’t in chapter sixteen. Something I said to my father that day made him useless as a wise reader from then on. He got the distinct impression that he’d hurt my feelings, which he had, but I still needed to hear it. Like I said, true growth doesn’t come from pleasant feedback. Nowadays, though; he’s a little too inclined to tell me what he likes about my novels. That day, though, he told me the truth.

Com/ First Edition, February 2011 Articles copyright by the contributing authors. Used by permission. Cover art by Ardy M. Scott Electronically published in the United States of America. Table of Contents Christine Amsden: “My Million Words of Crap” Darrell Bain: “The Story Behind The Pet Plague” Bob Boan: “How I Came to Write Bobby becomes Bob” Mayra Calvani: “Tips on Writing Your First Novel” D Jason Cooper: “Understanding Numerology” Lee Denning: “Two Beginnings” Susan Goldsmith: “How I Wrote Abithica” Ginger Hanson: “Ten Lessons I Learned from Writing Quest for Vengeance” Toby Fesler Heathcotte: “The Manuscript from a Mystifying Source” Darby Karchut: “Wings” Linda Langwith: “The Serendipity Factor” Aaron Lazar: “The Writing of Double Forté” Celia A.

I did this not because I thought an outline would help make what I was writing a better book, but because by then my thoughts were coming so fast that I had to either write some of them down or lose them. However, I still had no idea how the last part of the book would go or how it would end and those were the very areas where I had bogged down so many times before. The computer made the difference, mainly because the word processing program made correcting the manuscript so easy. That in turn, propped up my determination to, for once in my life, actually finish a novel.

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