Getting Started for Authors Tip: Turning Your Gremlins & Fatigue into Part of Your Book

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

People who are advocating for any underrepresentedd groups can find the work exhausting! Multiple thoughts running through your mind aren’t necessarily helpful to the manuscript. If you have thoughts or ideas that are not connected to what you’re writing about, find ways to deal with them, to get them out of your head.

Write your challenges down. When you’re thinking about something you “should” be writing about but it’s not related to your current manuscript, write them down and then release them. You might burn them (or shred them or destroy them in some way) to release them.

Or, you might use these random thoughts within your book in the preface or introduction of your book to show the reader who you are as a person and how difficult it has been to get to where you are in writing the book.

Use “extra” ideas as part of promotion and future articles or website content to add depth to your story and added value for reader.


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