This book consists of 5 parts containing lessons in each area.
The Writing Journey – 29 lessons The Publishing Process – 17 lessons Distribution – 3 lessons Promoting your books – 27 lessons Words of Encouragement – 12 lessons
You may read the book cover to cover or reference lessons as needed.
Let this book be your lantern. May it guide you along your author path. When I was a new author, I felt like I was walking my path alone in the dark. I needed someone to guide me. I needed a light to show me which steps to take. I needed to know what my options were. I’ve written the lessons in this book as if each lesson were a letter to each reader. It is my prayer that the lessons I’ve learned in my journey as an author serve as a guide for others with a passion for writing.
This book has 88 lessons. I suggest reading one lesson per day. In 3 months, you will have years' worth of an author's knowledge.
Why do a reading plan? Nonfiction is a different breed of books. You aren't simply reading. You are learning. It's helpful to take in smaller bites of knowledge to better absorb the information. Doing a reading plan allows time to read, reflect on each day's lesson, think about what you want to do, and begin to apply what you've learned.
Let's be honest. This is a big book. It is packed full of information. Reading cover to cover as quickly as possible would be info dumping. It's too much to take in over a weekend. You need to be applying what you learn here. Look at this workbook like a class you can work at your own pace. You don't take a one semester class in one week. Neither should you rush this journey. Take your time. Read each lesson. Think about how it's relevant to you and your writing. Try some things. Don't only read this workbook; UTILIZE it. Get the most out of your workbook by working one lesson at a time. Read. Learn. Reflect. Think. Plan. Apply. Practice. Grow.
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