Writing a book 101


          Getting Started
          and how to
          write your
          breakthrough
          ...
Everyone has a story to tell.

           What is yours?
           Who is your
           audience?
           How do you...
What is the best medium to
          get your message across?


           Lecture, opinion
           newspaper,
        ...
For written form, what’s the
          best format? Is it a,…

           Short story
           Memoir
           Novel
 ...
If you already started
            Have you run out of gas?
            Lost bearing?
            Do you have writer's blo...
Like all great projects, Writing
          Needs


          Good Intentions
          Clarity of goals
          Realisti...
Writing Needs


           A lot of
           material
           either in
           your head
           or from
     ...
Writing Needs to


                Explore
                ideas,
                compare
                and
            ...
Writing Needs

             Fundamentals:
             Write, edit,
             Rewrite, and
             keep doing it t...
Writing Needs


          Consultation:
           Family,
           Friends,
           Editor, Coach,
           Litera...
Writing Needs


           Prayers
           Persistence
           Patience




               Copyright 2010 Javed Moha...
Stages of writing

                    Honeymoon
                    Stage (Just wait till you see my book))
          +En...
Stages of writing



          +Energy




          -Energy

                        Reality (Remorse:
                  ...
Stages of writing

                                       Transformation
                                     You’re not a...
Stages of writing

                                      Your ride the Roller Coaster
                                    ...
Stages of writing
                                                      Success Stage
                                    ...
Before you start, remember

           There are over 275,000 books
           published in the U.S.
           There are ...
So what does all this mean?




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed   18


K2 Film
Is there no hope?




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed   19


K2 Film
Absolutely there is: You can
          still make a difference!




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed   20


K2...
We just have to work harder,
          smarter, everyone. No Excuses




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed   21...
How?
          Control the Controllables

             Use
             Alternative
             media




               ...
Let’s take a lesson from the
          movies.




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed   23


K2 Film
But I’m not famous!




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed   24


K2 Film
Don’t worry.




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed
                                               But if you’re...
I’m not rich either?

          Well you could sell your kidneys.
          or how about a garage sale?




              ...
OK there is one last option.
          Be controversial!




                                               That’ll get yo...
But do you really want a price
          on your head?




                                               That’ll get you ...
Actions you can take


            Take a
            creative
            writing class




                Copyright 201...
Actions you can take


          Read, Watch,
             Listen with a
               critical
             eye & ear


...
Actions you can take


            Write a short
            story, an
            opinion piece
            or yes J.K.
 ...
I have a story to tell, now
          what?
          You’re off to a good start, now breathe in,
          Get set,…




...
Research it


           Has subject
           been covered
           before?




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mo...
Go to Amazon.com

           Check out
           similar titles,
           subject matter




               Copyright 2...
Are you the best person for this
          task or should you partner with
          someone?




                Copyrigh...
Actions you can take



          Best of all
          have a plan,
          an outline




               Copyright 201...
Actions you can take



          Start
          somewhere,
                   ,
          anywhere




               Co...
Actions you can take




          •Write and
          keep writing.




                 Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed  ...
Actions you can take


          •If you can
          write regularly
          at a fixed
          time. If not
       ...
Actions you can take


          •Once you get
          to the end of
          the first draft,
          put it away fo...
Become or recruit an Aficionado




               Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed   41


K2 Film
What’s a…?

           Aficionado: a Well-wisher, an
                         Well-        an
           enthusiastic admi...
Almost The End


          And remember, a
          writers life may not
          lead to fame and
          fortune. Bu...
The End


          And you too can live
           happily ever after
           with a few bumps
           here and the...
Need a coach, mentor,
          Aficionado?
            Drop me a line, write a
            comment, check out my blog,
  ...
Reference

           All images are used under “fair use” and
           obtained from the public domain. They are
      ...
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  1. 1. Writing a book 101 Getting Started and how to write your breakthrough novel or book Write for Life Coach Javed Mohammed k2film@live.com writeforlifecoach.wordpress.com Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 1 K2 Film
  2. 2. Everyone has a story to tell. What is yours? Who is your audience? How do you want to tell it and to whom? Where do you want to tell this story. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 2 K2 Film
  3. 3. What is the best medium to get your message across? Lecture, opinion newspaper, short story, book, film, podcast, TV. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 3 K2 Film
  4. 4. For written form, what’s the best format? Is it a,… Short story Memoir Novel Non- Non-Fiction book White- White-paper Feature film Documentary Presentation Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 4 K2 Film
  5. 5. If you already started Have you run out of gas? Lost bearing? Do you have writer's block? Anxiety? Have you been critiqued to death? Given up hope? Have manuscript but no publisher? A book but no publicity? Don’t give up, there is hope.. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 5 K2 Film
  6. 6. Like all great projects, Writing Needs Good Intentions Clarity of goals Realistic Expectations A great idea Brainstorming Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 6 K2 Film
  7. 7. Writing Needs A lot of material either in your head or from research Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 7 K2 Film
  8. 8. Writing Needs to Explore ideas, compare and contrast Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 8 K2 Film
  9. 9. Writing Needs Fundamentals: Write, edit, Rewrite, and keep doing it till you know it’s it’ your best work Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 9 K2 Film
  10. 10. Writing Needs Consultation: Family, Friends, Editor, Coach, Literary Agent Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 10 K2 Film
  11. 11. Writing Needs Prayers Persistence Patience Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 11 K2 Film
  12. 12. Stages of writing Honeymoon Stage (Just wait till you see my book)) +Energy -Energy Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 12 K2 Film
  13. 13. Stages of writing +Energy -Energy Reality (Remorse: Kicks in What did I get myself into?) Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 13 K2 Film
  14. 14. Stages of writing Transformation You’re not alone +Energy Editor, Coach, Friends cheer you along -Energy Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 14 K2 Film
  15. 15. Stages of writing Your ride the Roller Coaster But you keep going +Energy Editor, Coach, Friends cheer you along -Energy Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 15 K2 Film
  16. 16. Stages of writing Success Stage (JK Rowlings move over) +Energy -Energy Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 16 K2 Film
  17. 17. Before you start, remember There are over 275,000 books published in the U.S. There are only 5 Major publishers of books (and many smaller ones) The best sellers get most of the publishers marketing dollars The most famous authors get all the buzz. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 17 K2 Film
  18. 18. So what does all this mean? Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 18 K2 Film
  19. 19. Is there no hope? Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 19 K2 Film
  20. 20. Absolutely there is: You can still make a difference! Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 20 K2 Film
  21. 21. We just have to work harder, smarter, everyone. No Excuses Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 21 K2 Film
  22. 22. How? Control the Controllables Use Alternative media Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 22 K2 Film
  23. 23. Let’s take a lesson from the movies. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 23 K2 Film
  24. 24. But I’m not famous! Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 24 K2 Film
  25. 25. Don’t worry. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed But if you’re rich it helps 25 K2 Film
  26. 26. I’m not rich either? Well you could sell your kidneys. or how about a garage sale? Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 26 K2 Film
  27. 27. OK there is one last option. Be controversial! That’ll get you in the news Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 27 K2 Film
  28. 28. But do you really want a price on your head? That’ll get you in the news Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 28 K2 Film
  29. 29. Actions you can take Take a creative writing class Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 29 K2 Film
  30. 30. Actions you can take Read, Watch, Listen with a critical eye & ear Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 30 K2 Film
  31. 31. Actions you can take Write a short story, an opinion piece or yes J.K. move over, it’s my turn, I have a killer story! Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 31 K2 Film
  32. 32. I have a story to tell, now what? You’re off to a good start, now breathe in, Get set,… Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 32 K2 Film
  33. 33. Research it Has subject been covered before? Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 33 K2 Film
  34. 34. Go to Amazon.com Check out similar titles, subject matter Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 34 K2 Film
  35. 35. Are you the best person for this task or should you partner with someone? Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 35 K2 Film
  36. 36. Actions you can take Best of all have a plan, an outline Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 36 K2 Film
  37. 37. Actions you can take Start somewhere, , anywhere Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 37 K2 Film
  38. 38. Actions you can take •Write and keep writing. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 38 K2 Film
  39. 39. Actions you can take •If you can write regularly at a fixed time. If not any time you get the chance. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 39 K2 Film
  40. 40. Actions you can take •Once you get to the end of the first draft, put it away for a few days. Then go back and start editing. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 40 K2 Film
  41. 41. Become or recruit an Aficionado Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 41 K2 Film
  42. 42. What’s a…? Aficionado: a Well-wisher, an Well- an enthusiastic admirer, a fan. Someone, anyone who shares your feelings and expresses empathy. Someone who will partner with you, be your cheerleader, mentor, coach and reality- reality- check. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 42 K2 Film
  43. 43. Almost The End And remember, a writers life may not lead to fame and fortune. But you can write your own ending. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 43 K2 Film
  44. 44. The End And you too can live happily ever after with a few bumps here and there. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 44 K2 Film
  45. 45. Need a coach, mentor, Aficionado? Drop me a line, write a comment, check out my blog, send me a percentage of your first royalty check. http://writeforlifecoach.wordpress.com/ Javed Mohammed Milpitas, CA Email: k2film@live.com Peace Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 45 K2 Film
  46. 46. Reference All images are used under “fair use” and obtained from the public domain. They are the property of the respective copyright holders. Copyright 2010 Javed Mohammed 46 K2 Film

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