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YOU WANT TO WRITE A BOOK (PART THREE)

Start writing isn’t the answer. It’s deciding what to write. Then a theme strong enough to hold the reader's attention for some two years. Or more.


For anyone reading this and couldn’t care less about writing one, we’re talking fiction, close the blog and do something worthwhile. I appreciate you opening it to begin with.


For those who are curious, you will spend one heck of a time separating a bunch of ideas floating around in your head. If one of them hits you, off you go.


I’ve been polishing my ninth book. Going over the characters until each bounces off the page. Same with the plot. With touches of humor but not enough to kill the story. Catch a reader’s imagination or the game’s over.


Finish the first draft – rough as it is – and you’ll have a problem wiping the silly grin off your face. Only then does the work begin.


Author’s comment: I recently signed with a U.S publisher to bring out my ninth book of fiction. It’s called ‘COWBOY. It’s about…. ah, read it when it comes out in some six months to find out.

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