Sunday, March 15, 2020

Write That Book!

If you are being a good person of the world and staying home to social distance, maybe now is a good time to tackle that book you've always wanted to write.
As an author, people tell me all the time that they have a book idea and ask how to get started. Are you one of those people? Are you staying home, hunkered inside in a social quarantine? (If you have to go out, be careful and stay six feet away from others.)

Maybe it's time to be creative, make this time count for something creative. If we're in our homes for a few months, organizing cupboards is going to get done and then what? Why not settle in to the laptop and start working on the novel, the biography, the research needed for your non-fiction?
The way I started writing my first novel in 2007 was to Google Search "How to write a novel" and it came up with the Peace Corps 100 steps which I followed. I can't find the site anymore but there are lots of great books on how to write your first book.
Get one on Amazon, start plotting and developing character descriptions and get some words on paper, future novelists. This is how it starts and it just might amuse you and ignite your creative side during some months of staying out of the public.
Have fun!

KIM HORNSBY is a USA Today Bestselling Author and Screenwriter who lives in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, go to her web site or Amazon Books site

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