August 2017

The Long Summer OR Rethinking Your Summer Writing Strategy

By | August 21st, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month Seven|

The Long Summer OR Rethinking Your Summer Writing Strategy This Summer has been the most difficult writing stretch not only since the beginning of this project, but maybe for four or five years. Writing Strategy Rethink! So what is happening here? I've changed location for the summer, I'm in a place I don't now and [...]

June 2017

The Villain of the Piece | Figuring Out How To Write a Novel and Defeat Writer’s Block

By | June 15th, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month Five|

The Villain of the Piece | Figuring Out How To Write a Novel and Defeat Writer's Block My villain (well, one of them), just turned up in the writing and everyone is running around screaming. Great. I've been waiting to write this since the beginning. So why is there a sudden drop in motivation to [...]

May 2017

Understanding Akrasia OR How To Write A Book

By | May 13th, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month Four|

Understanding Akrasia OR How To Write A Book Writing a book is hard. That's what this is all about, and there's a part of me that wants to fail. My sister recently sent me a link about Akrasia and said "this is what you have". Turns out that if you're reading this, you're likely to [...]

February 2017

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

By | February 3rd, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One|

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 [...]

The Accountability Packet | The Secret Weapon of Consistent Writing!

By | February 2nd, 2017|How To Write A Book, Month One|

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. [...]