We all have a story to tell. We can tell it in a short story--or we can write a novel. Either way, the process begins with a story. If there's one in you--as there is in each of us--there is a way to get it out.
The first step is to find that story. One that you need--want--to tell. It's important to need to tell it because that need will drive you to tell it.
Then, tell the story quickly--on paper--in a couple of pages. That will be your guide, your driving force, in telling it.
Thirdly, write that first chapter--or prologue--or page. The important thing is to get started. That first page is the most important one--not because of what you have said but because you have started.
Finally, write a page every day. Religiously. And in 250 days you will have your first novel. Sounds simple? It really is.
Good luck and happy writing. Let me know how you're doing.
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WHOA!!! Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, will be out at the end of March, maybe sooner! It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
A VERY SPECIAL BOOKSTORE ON THE BOARDWALK OF REHOBOTH MD....
A new book signings is set for August 10th~
Check out "August Events" at WWW.Browseabout Books
(I know, I know, it looks like it is misspelled, but trust me, it's not....
STOP IN AND MEET THE AUTHOR~ RICHARD CONRATH
Rehoboth Beach, MD
Friday, August 10th
9-11 AM (Give the kids breakfast and then mosey on over to the bookstore)
Book talk, signing,
and a special program for the kiddos in the children's section of Browseabout Books
ENJOY THE PROGRAM THAT MORNING:
DO YOU KNOW THE FAMOUS CHILDREN BOOKS GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE AND GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE BOOK? THERE ARE LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM ~ THERE WILL BE A PROGRAM FOR THE KIDS AS THE ADULTS STROLL THE BOOKSTORE RIGHT ON THE BEACH BOARDWALK