Write a book: yes, you need to learn to WRITE first

Writing a book takes more than typing 60,000 or 150,000 words and calling it done: those words need to be well-chosen, and they need to either tell a story (novels) or teach, persuade and inform (nonfiction.)

I love this quote (emphasis mine) I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script – New York News – Runnin’ Scared:

“It rarely takes more than a page to recognize that you’re in the presence of someone who can write, but it only takes a sentence to know you’re dealing with someone who can’t.

(By the way, here’s a simple way to find out if you’re a writer. If you disagree with that statement, you’re not a writer. Because, you see, writers are also readers.)”

Be warned that the above article contains some adult language, but it’s a great article, and very relevant if you’re writing a book… or anything else.

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her websites. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her business books have been widely published.