My First Book

Writing a children's book has always been on my bucket list. I'll show you how easy it is to get started and some tools to help you become an author.


I've been toying with the notion of writing a book for some time. The process seemed daunting and I have been able to procrastinate for many years without actually researching the topic. The new normal has provided me sufficient time to tackle many long neglected to-do items and I'd like to share my journey,


I have set my sights on writing a self published children's picture book. The research for writing a book is similar to starting a business. You need to come up with an idea, define the market and check out the competition. There are plenty of resources to help you with this initial phase. I found an excellent resource in reedsy.com.


Now that you have a general idea about the viability of your book, it time to get to it, and put finger tips to keys. It really is that simple, start writing, if you get stuck try to put yourself in the story, talk with friends or family but don't give up. Once your awesome story is complete, it's time to to edit. Depending on the type of book your writing, edits cover editorial assessments, developmental editing, copy editing and finally proofreading. Each of these steps helps you to revise your story and guides you to a finished product. Once you've completed these steps and have a clean copy from your proofreader it's time to get your book formatted for production. We'll talk about that in the next blog.


Enjoy!

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