5/24/14: This Week’s Posts about Writing

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Here are my posts about writing this week, along with some posts about writing from others. This week there are posts on writing a memoir, using both sides of your brain, learning from the book writing process and promoting your book. There was also advice from Somerset Maugham and Corey Michael Blake.

Wally Bock’s Posts about Writing

So you want to write a memoir?

Before you write that memoir, take the time for a reality check.

Writing from both sides of your brain

You can’t write a good book with just one side of your brain. Here’s why.

Advice from the Masters: Somerset Maugham

There are lots of Somerset Maugham quotes on the web. This one is a good guide for writing and for life.

4 tips to help make writing a book a learning process

Katy Kelly asked me for tips on how to learn more while you write your book. Here’s what I came up with.

Posts by Others about Writing

From the NY Times: The Demands of Book Promotion: Frivolous or Necessary?

“Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, James Parker and Anna Holmes discuss whether they find the demands of book promotion — author photos, media campaigns, Twitter feeds — frivolous or necessary.”

From Corey Michael Blake: 5 Ways to Write that Book Everyone Tells You That You Need to Write One Day

“You’ve decided that you absolutely have a book in you. Heck, people have been telling you for years that you have a story to share. No doubt, you’ve lived a story worth telling. Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: there are over 7 billion people on this planet, and every single one of them has a story to share. So what makes you so special? Listen closely because I have the answer… You’re the one who has decided to do it.”

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