Writing a Book:

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  1. Strange King

    Strange King Strange Music

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    This will be my first book. Honestly I dont think im that much of a writer but the people around me have convinced to put my ideas on paper.

    What im looking for is some honest tips of things i should look out for or possibly do. personal experiences maybe.

    any input would be great.

    Thanks a head of time
     
  2. MortalWombat

    MortalWombat Vombatus Sherdoggus

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    What's the book about?
     
  3. Strange King

    Strange King Strange Music

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    should i write the book in chapters or just write and then go back to separate the book?
     
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    22k ベルセルク Yellow Card

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    you can do what the CEO where I work did. he just put all his thoughts down, in essay format as if he was telling a story.

    then we hired a real author to look over his work & structured it all properly. he then toured the nation.
     
  5. Strange King

    Strange King Strange Music

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    well i dont want to give to much away but a very adult/ semi religious/ with many realisms from my life which has been very crazy.

    I think as the story develops it will almost be somewhat of an adult harry potter. I know that sounds gay but thats the best way to describe it with out telling you everything, just very much adult themes.
     
  6. Strange King

    Strange King Strange Music

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    Wow this is exactly what im looking for. do you know where he went to hire and author or anymore details?

    Thank you
     
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    nah man, he's connected, for sure so he has all sorts of friends high up the food chain in all industries. his book was about health care in the US, so he had legit sources (Harvard doctors, Dr. Oz even stopped by the office a few times) to verify info & fact check.


    remember, fact checking is crucial too.
     
  8. redmist25

    redmist25 Green Belt

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    Despite every sinew of my being directing me otheriwse, I'll offer this. Be as honest with your reader as you are with yourself.

    No one wants or needs to read about the best version of you. The worst version of you just might be worth discovering.
     
  9. Zer

    Zer Gold Belt

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    Less Hermione more Hermaphrodite amirite

    I want to write a book too. Everyone seems to recommend On Writing by Stephen King but I haven't gotten round to it yet
     
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    redmist25 Green Belt

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    It's excellent, and you inspired me to dig it out again.
     
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    Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    Find a quiet place.
    Use a humble pen.
     
  13. Strange King

    Strange King Strange Music

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    I appreciate it.

    Im gonna brush up on my bible. Im gonna implement alot of that with in these pages
     
  14. Strange King

    Strange King Strange Music

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    I agree with you
     
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    You should definitely storyboard it. So you know where you're starting, going and will end up.
     
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    Ippwnage Banned Banned

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    dude, you need chapters.

    i like to have a vague maybe 20 line outline and then write which means my first draft is basically a big outline in a way.

    if you have certain pain or a thing you are going through, that is the easiest to write (a story about it, do not write a story about your life)
     
  17. Aegon Spengler

    Aegon Spengler Gold Belt

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    Read. Read a lot. Find a style you enjoy reading - if you're looking to write a bestseller read at least 10 bestsellers. Writing fiction is about flow. Get a good flow in your head and feel that sort of rhythm before you get really writing. If you have the idea you waant to execute on in your mind, then you just need that to flow in your head the way a bestseller flows.
     
  18. drstrangelov

    drstrangelov Hey.

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    Try to describe the breasts in a single word. If you go on too long about their shape, coloration, size etc., it takes the reader out of it.

    Also, I'd like to see a contemporary author use the word "gay" the way you did in the description of your story. I feel like the response would elevate the novel into a kind of glorious performance art.
     
  19. Zer

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    Yeah bro, brevity is the soul of wit and all that
     
  20. Ippwnage

    Ippwnage Banned Banned

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    what is this shit? you go sit your ass down at a Starbucks when you are writing so people know you are fucking writing. i mean, this is why we write!
     

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