How I Write
How I Write
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Every writer has his or her own unique style. There really isn’t any one magical way to approach the writing process. It all depends on the individual and what he or she is actually writing – i.e., fiction, memoir, children’s books or nonfiction, etc. Some people choose to write first thing in the morning; others, late at night. Some prefer solitude and quiet when writing; others choose to have music or television on in the background. Always select one or two places that will allow you to create your best work.
I have often been told that my writing is very heartfelt and sincere. Reflecting on that, I will say that I do “write from my heart.” It’s hard to definitively explain what that means. I guess I would define it as not writing through my ego. Rather, I listen to my inner intuition and allow it to guide me through the process. I focus on topics that I am extremely passionate about and those that I feel can make a positive difference in humanity.
Tips for Nonfiction Writers
Writing my very first non-fiction book was one of the most exciting endeavors I have accomplished in my 39 years. Ten years later, I am proud to say that I have published six non-fiction works with future ones in development. Each phase of the book writing process can seem daunting and tedious; however, once you develop a seamless system that works well, you will be on your way to smooth sailing.
It’s important to stay true to who you are as a person and author and realize that you can create something entirely original for your audience. After writing six manuscripts, I can now better recognize my own unique “voice.” Once you recognize yours, you will find the entire research, development and writing process to be more fun and enjoyable. Remember that you, the writer, are the best advocate for your book.