25 02, 2017

Writing Structure and Accepting My Own Writing History

By | 2018-03-26T15:30:27+00:00 February 25th, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One, Year One|2 Comments

Writing Structure and Accepting My Own Writing History. This is a struggle point for a lot of writers, me included. I need boundaries, but hate being told to conform. How to defeat this? Since starting writing all these years ago, I've rejected the analytical/theory side of writing, in favour of pure creation. What I mean [...]

19 02, 2017

Battling the Two Week Slump OR Saved by the Accountability Packet

By | 2018-03-26T15:30:27+00:00 February 19th, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One, Year One|2 Comments

Battling the Two Week Slump OR Saved by the Accountability Packet. I knew it would happen. But better to know and give one's enemy a narrowing of the eyes than not know it at all. Being a web developer/designer type, I've got Google Analytics running across everything that I can shove the code in to, [...]

11 02, 2017

Choosing an Idea and Narrowing Down My Inspirations | Starting to Write a Book

By | 2018-03-26T15:30:28+00:00 February 11th, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One, Year One|2 Comments

Choosing an Idea and Narrowing Down My Inspirations for Starting to Write a Book. If you're reading this you probably have it too. That notebook with all the ideas. So, I'm starting to write a book. I have to jump in and make a decision on what I'm doing - we are cruising up to [...]

7 02, 2017

The Guts Of It | Overcoming Inaction When Writing A Book

By | 2018-03-26T15:30:28+00:00 February 7th, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One, Year One|2 Comments

The Guts Of It | Overcoming Inaction and Procrastination When Writing A Book. I'm an expert at planning. I've pondered over novel ideas for years and years, searching for imperfections before I start. Just in case I get a single word/idea/setting/anything wrong. I'm on familiar "I'm writing a book" ground with myself as I write [...]

3 02, 2017

How To Write A Book: The Overarching Framework for a Year of Writing

By | 2018-03-26T15:30:28+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One, Year One|2 Comments

The Overarching Framework for a Year of Writing | How To Write A Book I've decided to break up the year in a particular way. Planning, then Writing, then Editing. I remember first settling on the idea of this "how to write a book" project and explaining it to my wife. I said something along [...]

2 02, 2017

The Accountability Packet | The Secret Weapon of Consistent Writing!

By | 2018-03-26T15:30:29+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One, Year One|2 Comments

The Accountability Packet | How To Write a Book Step by Step One of the very first things I have to get sorted is enabling my chosen superweapon; accountability. In the pursuit of how to write a book step by step, I'm trying to second guess myself in terms of what might trip me up. [...]

1 02, 2017

Starting a Year of Writing | How To Write A Book

By | 2018-03-26T15:30:29+00:00 February 1st, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One, Year One|2 Comments

Starting a Year of Writing | How to Write a Book This is the first post in my Year of Writing, all bundled up in the idea of One Book One Year. My name is Tom and this is my answer to how to write a book. In my own way. I have never been [...]