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Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author

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here is more to writing for a living than penning the book. You have run a business as an author. This is something that isn't taught in schools or in the industry. This book bridges that gap.

Write It Forward is a one-of-a-kind book focusing on you, the author. In Write It Forward Bob Mayer applies the time- tested strategies of the Green Berets to the world of being a successful author. He has taught thousands of writers over the years, but this new and innovative program probes deeper than words on the page. It is designed to teach writers how to think, plan and become the future best-sellers of the new age of publishing. The benefits you'll gain from this book will extend far beyond your writing and reach into all areas of your life making dreams a reality.

"I have always loved how your programs delved deeply into the psychological models you need to develop characters. No you are using that to develop people." Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup Books Jack Canfield

"Whatever Bob Mayer has to tell us about writing is something we should know. His Toolkit proves an invaluable resource for beginning and seasoned writers alike. Don't miss out." #1 NY Times best-selling author Terry Brooks

"Bob Mayer is a gifted writer and a generous teacher." #1 NY Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs

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Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author

  1. 1. A dream with an external visible outcome that is written down with an end date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action becomes reality.
  2. 2. State your goals in one sentence. Have a positive verb that indicates the action you want to use to achieve your goal. The verb must indicate an action you control. Concise, understandable wording. An external, visible outcome. A time lock for achieving the goal. KEEP IT POSITIVE- A NEGATIVE GOAL ACCEPTS DEFEAT
  3. 3. I want to be a NY Times best-selling author in 5 years. I want to write my memoir for my grandchildren. I want to write part-time simply because it is a hobby. I want to get published within 2 years. I want to have my book in print within 6 months. I want to write a book that will help people with ????. Strategic Goals Can Be Anything.
  4. 4. It’s the difference between ordinary and elite. Success is a struggle. The ‘enemy’ is closer than we think. Do thing the ‘right’ way or the brave way? Going from being a craftsman to an artist. It causes you to focus, to ask why. It take you out of crisis management into management. I’ve used, taught, and lived this. IT WORKS. Why Use Write It Forward?
  5. 5. With over 75 books published and five million sold, Bob Mayer has been making a living as an author for over three decades. There is more to writing for a living than penning the book. You have run a business as an author. This is something that isn't taught in schools or in the industry. This book bridges that gap.
  6. 6. Reference Samples "Bob Mayer is a gifted writer and a generous teacher.” Susan Wiggs (#1 NY Times best-seller) “Fiction writers everywhere will have the advantage of Bob Mayer's teaching wisdom.” John Tullius. Director Maui Writers Conference "Your new Write It Forward focus is a great one. I always loved at the Maui Writers Conference how your programs delved deeply into the psychological models you need to develop characters. Now you are using that same knowledge to develop people. As we say in California-- way cool! Much love to you my friend, and congratulations on the new book, it looks great!" Jack Canfield. Co-Creator Chicken Soup series
  7. 7. Write It Forward is a one-of-a-kind book focusing on you, the author. Bob Mayer applies the time- tested strategies of the Green Berets to the world of being a successful author. He has taught thousands of writers over the years, but this new and innovative program probes deeper than words on the page. It is designed to teach writers how to think, plan and become the future best-sellers of the new age of publishing. The benefits you'll gain from this book will extend far beyond your writing and reach into all areas of your life making dreams a reality.
  8. 8. Many successful people use elements of it. Nora Roberts sells 27 books every minute. She has 182 books in print. “You're going to be unemployed if you really think you just have to sit around and wait for the muse to land on your shoulder.” Why Use Write It Forward?
  9. 9. Learn the craft . . .
  10. 10. . . . then break the rules By Pablo Picasso
  11. 11. “I am always doing that which I cannot do in order to learn how to do it.” ~Pablo Picasso
  12. 12. Bob has hit bestseller lists in multiple genres including thriller, science fiction, historical fiction, romance and non-fiction. He is traditionally published, indie published, hybrid, and been published by Amazon’s Publishing Imprint.
  13. 13. “I’m convinced fear is at the root of most bad writing.” ~Stephen King
  14. 14. You can’t separate your writing from you, the writer Living with fear is ultimately worse than confronting it Attack the ambush Put long-term goals ahead of short-term goals Write what you know- maybe write what you are afraid to know. Lean into fear-- kaizen Be curious about your fear-- it’s a cave- but treasure could be inside Take action. Overcoming Fear
  15. 15. “Bob Mayer offers not only a keen mastery for crafting fiction, but he does so with an uncommon ability to relate with participants the very meat of the topics he presents.” Director Whidbey Island Writers Conference. “Bob is an extremely talented novelist who conveys his knowledge and insight in a down-to-earth, forthright style.” Director Novels In Progress Workshop. “As a presenter you were informative and helpful to any writer in any stage of writing. I’m glad you were recommended. I was personally grateful for your presence.” Director Black Hills Writers’ Workshop. “The conference was indeed a success, not in small part due to the strength of your presentations. People are still talking about how much they learned from them.” Director South Carolina Writers’ Workshop.
  16. 16. The paradoxical rules of rule breaking: 1. Know the rule. 2. Have a good reason for breaking the rule. 3. Accept the consequences of breaking the rule. Rule Breaking
  17. 17. • How to Get The Most Out Of The Conference • The Original Idea: The Heart of Your Story & the Conflict Box: The Fuel of Your Story • Plot and Narrative Structure • Character: The People of Your Story • Point of View: The Voice of Your Story • Your Creative Process as a Writer: How You Create • Introduction to Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author • Platform, Product & Promotion: Understanding Your Unique Position as an Author • The Present and Future of Publishing for the Writer Bob’s Workshops
  18. 18. The Novel Writing Seminar • The Original Idea: The Heart of Your Story & the Conflict Box: The Fuel of Your Story • Plot and Narrative Structure • Character: The People of Your Story • Point of View: The Voice of Your Story Half and Full Day Presentations
  19. 19. “A book to inspire, instruct and challenge the writer in everyone.” #1 NY Times Best-Selling Author Susan Wiggs "Whatever Bob Mayer has to tell us about writing is something we should know. His Toolkit proves an invaluable resource for beginning and seasoned writers alike. Don't miss out." #1 NY Times Best-Selling Author Terry Brooks
  20. 20. These can be done for your group, or as a pre or post conference special for your conference. The Novel Writing Seminar Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author The Creative Process Half and Full Day Presentations
  21. 21. Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author • Your Creative Process as a Writer: How You Create • Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author • Platform, Product & Promotion: Understanding Your Unique Position as an Author • The Present and Future of Publishing for the Writer Half and Full Day Presentations
  22. 22. The Writing Process Workshop How do we create? Where do our stories come from? Why do we write? Sometimes the question is: are we even writing what we should be writing? Our creative process is the core of our writing and the better we consciously understand it, the more effectively we can raise our process of craft into the creation of art. Process is unique to each writer, but there are common traits and ways to uncover it. We have to understand how our minds work, how we create, how we process idea, story and channel them into our writing. A topic rarely covered, but I’ve found it’s the most fundamental thing a writer needs to understand. Half and Full Day Presentations
  23. 23. The Writing Process Workshop Schedule Introduction to Process Writing is the only art form that isn’t sensual Personality types and how they affect our writing Gender Archetypes Profiling for creativity and efficiency The 3 Steps of Change and the 5 Emotional Stages Mining the Subconscious: Dreams, Editing and more On Becoming An Artist Half and Full Day Presentations
  24. 24. Writers Workshop and Retreat An intense, on-premises workshop focusing on idea, conflict, story and the ever-changing business of publishing. Most importantly, this workshop focuses on developing your creative process as a writer. We’ve worked with writers from #1 NY Times best-selling authors to novices writing their first book. All have had their knowledge and skills enhanced. Limited to four people per workshop. I can also bring this to your location if you have 3 or 4 participants.
  25. 25. Print Book More free slideshares on writing, survival, history, trivia and more topics are available by clicking on the image below.
  26. 26. The Complete Writer is four books at discount in one bundle. The Novel Writers Toolkit is how to write the book. Write It Forward is how to be an author and have a successful career. For More Information click on covers
  27. 27. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret, and feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Time Patrol, Area 51, Atlantis, and the Green Berets. Born in the Bronx and having traveled the world he now lives peacefully with his wife and labs. Sort of. Free books below available HERE www.bobmayer.com

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