Just Write Your Book!
Had a great time at the Gallery teaching a 'mini' workshop on how to begin publishing your book. The main thing for anyone to remember is to just begin writing. If you let the fear of copyright, wrong grammar, having to be neat and orderly get in the way, you'll never finish. First get the information out of your head onto paper. Then re-read and re-read again. Along the way think of yourself as an explorer and look at other books and talk to other authors and learn from them. Don't be discouraged. Some of the best books took years to write. Oh, and about rejection - yes, you will encounter rejections. What else is new? Most successful people will tell you there were hundreds of rejections along the way. Focus on what you want to do and then begin to refine it.
"Essays in school were my favorite test questions. Little did I know that one day I would be writing poems, self-help books and now a fantasy trilogy.