Author Tip: Start With a List of Ideas

The 31 Days of Author Tips features the advice from Jenn Grace and other authors, publishers, and people in the writing industry. From hearing Publish Your Purpose Press Founder and CEO,  Jenn T. Grace, you’ll learn the basics of the writing process as well as more intricate details and tips not found anywhere else. You’ll learn how to be better prepared when you set out to write your story. Whether you are writing a memoir or any non-fiction where a piece of your story is shared, you’ll be better equipped for success after having listened to these tips.

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Author Tip Transcript

If you have an idea for your book in mind, start writing it down. Start bullet pointing

You can use a program/software like Workflowy. It’s a free program that allows you to make bullet point lists without anything fancy so formatting doesn’t distract you. Or, if you’re on an iPhone you can use the Notes feature. All Google and Android phones have some kind of notes function as well.

I happen to use drafts of my emails. I am planning to write my memoir so when I think of something, I add it to my email and save in draft folder. I have on on-going draft.

If you’re thinking you want to share your story, impact the world, build your business, it all starts with compiling your thoughts.

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Regardless of where you are searching on the Internet you are going to find major discrepancies in the price of services. On one website you’ll see to expect to pay $5 for a book cover and on another website you’ll see $5,000. These ranges can be utterly overwhelming and stop a new author dead in their tracks from proceeding forward.

The information in this guide is based on the cost of producing your book going down a self-publishing path. These numbers are based entirely on our personal experience in helping dozens of authors navigate this space.

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