Considering writing a book. Any helpful hints?

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    Here is the number one thing you must do to be a writer.

    Sit at your computer/typewriter, place your fingers on the keys and start writing. Keep writing until it starts making sense. Then write some more until it looks like it is going somewhere. Then write until it feels like it is complete.

    Stop writing.

    Start editing.

    Start writing the edited version. Keep writing until you are satisfied.

    Stop writing.

    Go away for a month.

    Read what you wrote. Does it look good?

    No. Start editing...

    Yes. Format the manuscript until it meets a publishers standard.

    Send it in.

    Any questions?
     
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    Actually, if you don't love to write. Everything else is just a waste of time.

    Writing is hard and lonely. Writing is one of the hardest things you will sit down and intentionally do. Often, you will never get recognition for your writing. Only the satisfaction that the damned story is finally out of your head!
     
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    It should be about us. You have all the information on all of us and you can use our names. Or just the most interesting ones like me.
     
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    I am thinking about writing about 'karma' she really was a bitch. She worked for us for awhile but got to thinking she was really hot shit. I cut her hours back and eventually she quit and when I took back control of the books I learned she was going to give herself a huge raise. Crafty thing, well she thought she was.
     
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