Startup Author Hacks: Conquer Fear of Writing with Tweets, Napkin Notes, False Starts and Crazy Dreams
Have you always wanted to write? Here’s how to begin!
Not with the blank page! We all hate that feeling! Start with doodles and notes you already have, author!
Startup Author Hacks is a method designed to fast-track your book dreams by piecing together rough ideas, notions, epiphanies!
I’ll guide you through the process which includes gathering raw jottings, organizing and then shaping them into chapters. I admit, this can be a lot of fun—but don’t let that stop you!
“An excellent novel that touched my heart in so many ways.” >
— Review of The Memory Songbook
Why use my methods? I have written stage plays, screenplays, fiction and nonfiction books. I’ve been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers. I love story of all kinds and can help you get started—or finish what you’ve already begun.
> “Douglas is an extraordinary writer. Tremendous talent is evident in his fiction. His gifted storytelling ability also has been applied to articles and profiles he’s written for several of my clients. Douglas brings out emotional ‘nuggets’ … he is able to capture what so much business writing and marketing communications often miss—soul.”
— Maria Fotopolous, TurboDog Communications
Here’s my plan, in a nutshell. Don’t think you need a Twitter account to begin. It’s just a reminder that even 140 characters … or so … is a good way to define an idea or suggest a path to a great book. Your book. These creative writing prompts will help you fulfill your author dreams.
“I’ve Always Wanted to Write.”
ONE: BOOK HACKS
with Tweets, Blog Posts, and Notes
TWO: MORE BOOK HACKS
with More Tweets, a Purpose, and Crazy Dreams
THREE: BOOK PROPOSAL HACKS
Nonfiction Publishers Prefer a Preview
FOUR: STORY FORCE HACKS
Finding Your Emotional Tipping Point
FIVE: FICTION HACKS
False Starts, Angst, and Family Secrets
SIX: SCREENPLAY HACKS
Begin at the End, Eavesdrop, and Define the DNA
SEVEN: YOUR FUTURE IS A STARTUP
In Conclusion: Gather, Shape, Refine, and Share
Who will benefit from Startup Author Hacks? Anyone who loves creative writing and wishes to make nonfiction books, book proposals, novels, and even delve into the gathering you must do before writing a strong screenplay.
Or maybe you want to learn how to write an article, or get started with online writing, or how to overcome writer’s block.
You’ll also find author tips for digging deep for the emotional core of your story or instructional book. Even business books are helped by these “how to write a story” methods.
Do you have at least one good book in you? I bet you have more than one. Are you ready to make it happen?
In Startup Author Hacks you’ll learn why daydreaming and purpose are important creative allies. You’ll make a mess into a finished product that you can sell or share for free.
Start taking inventory now! Gather your “junk” — forgotten social media, unfulfilled yearnings, impulses, itches and your so-called failed early stuff.
Use it or lose it. Reclaim all your tweets, Evernotes, dreams, blogs and other nonesuch now! And let’s get started so that you can begin to publish or self-publish your own books, articles, screenplays or whatever else you wish to create.
Startup Author Hacks includes a free offer to help you stay on track creating new content. Once you begin, you won’t want to stop!