How to write or publish my book

Don’t ignore the little voice inside you that says you want to write a book. That voice will not get quieter with advancing age and, besides, that’s time you could be spending writing! For info about publishers, self-publishing and how to keep your own seat in your chair for 80,000 words or more, see below.

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Starting (or finishing) your book or thesis is not rocket science

The need to write a long-form project, such as a book, thesis or dissertation freaks out many people. The project is so big! Their minds spin with questions such as:

  • Where do I get started?
  • How much research do I need to do?
  • How much time should I spend writing every day?
  • How can I stop procrastinating
  • How am I going to maintain the quality?
  • Academics: Will my supervisor accept this work?
  • Book authors: How can I ever find an agent or publisher? Or, should I self-publish?

Stop! Take a deep breath and make a plan to approach the project in a calm and sensible way. Get it Done is a five-year time-tested program that can help give you a sense of order. Starting in 2013 Daphne has worked with a small group of writers helping them complete their books, theses and dissertations.

The heart of the program is its accountability system: you need to report your achievements to the group, five days a week for three months. People are not automatically accepted into the group; it’s necessary to apply.

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