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3 Strategies for
Writing a Book
michaeljamesfitzgerald
Writing a book
requires . . .
Vision and hope
Patience and
perseverance
Forgiving yourself,
your critics, and the
clock
Defeat writer’s
block and the feeling
that …
A special blend of
creativity and
“stupidity”
Being ridiculous,
able to laugh at
yourself, and have a
lot of fun!
Dislike of television,
and any other excuse
for not writing
Write it!
BIC, HOK!
[Bum in chair, hands on keyboard]
An experienced
writer has a pace of
about two pages per
hour
That means she
can write 70,000
words in about 120
hours
Blog it!
Repackage a series
of blog posts on a
specific topic or genre
Transcribe it!
Dictate and create a
draft, fast!
Use talking points,
not a strict outline
At 100 words per
minute, you can
dictate 70,000 words
in approximately 12
hours
But you’ll need a
transcriptionist and
heavy editing
Writing a book
is about . . .
Having a
dream
Having a plan
and not worrying
much about having
to adjust that plan
along the way
Creating a
consistent,
daily pace
Believing in
yourself and
never giving up!
Thank you!
Have questions? Let’s talk!
michaeljamesfitzgerald.com
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There's the traditional way to write a book, then there are two non-traditional ways that will accelerate the process: blogging it first or dictating it and having it transcribed.

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3 Book Writing Strategies

  1. 1. 3 Strategies for Writing a Book michaeljamesfitzgerald
  2. 2. Writing a book requires . . .
  3. 3. Vision and hope
  4. 4. Patience and perseverance
  5. 5. Forgiving yourself, your critics, and the clock
  6. 6. Defeat writer’s block and the feeling that …
  7. 7. A special blend of creativity and “stupidity”
  8. 8. Being ridiculous, able to laugh at yourself, and have a lot of fun!
  9. 9. Dislike of television, and any other excuse for not writing
  10. 10. Write it!
  11. 11. BIC, HOK! [Bum in chair, hands on keyboard]
  12. 12. An experienced writer has a pace of about two pages per hour
  13. 13. That means she can write 70,000 words in about 120 hours
  14. 14. Blog it!
  15. 15. Repackage a series of blog posts on a specific topic or genre
  16. 16. Transcribe it!
  17. 17. Dictate and create a draft, fast!
  18. 18. Use talking points, not a strict outline
  19. 19. At 100 words per minute, you can dictate 70,000 words in approximately 12 hours
  20. 20. But you’ll need a transcriptionist and heavy editing
  21. 21. Writing a book is about . . .
  22. 22. Having a dream
  23. 23. Having a plan and not worrying much about having to adjust that plan along the way
  24. 24. Creating a consistent, daily pace
  25. 25. Believing in yourself and never giving up!
  26. 26. Thank you! Have questions? Let’s talk! michaeljamesfitzgerald.com

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