writer • editor • instructor
"My greatest fear is not that I would fail, but that I would be a success at things that do not matter for eternity."
Imagine . . .
You've been tracking delivery of that box of books. Not just any box of books, but YOUR box of books. Your eyes glance out the front window every three minutes. And then, finally, the FedEx truck rumbles toward your house. The driver jolts to a stop, grabs a box, and scurries toward your front door.
But he doesn't have to ring the doorbell because you're already standing at the doorstep—a wide smile beaming from your face. Your debut book has arrived!
Can you imagine the thrill of opening that box? Would your fingers tingle as you flip through the pages of that novel or nonfiction book? Would your heart swell with satisfaction of this long-awaited achievement, your name emblazoned on the front cover?
. . . and Dream
If this is YOUR dream, what's keeping you from making it a reality?
Perhaps your mind is shouting words like "lack of time" or "too much commitment" or "I can't." No doubt this goal of becoming a published author remains elusive. Without doubt, writing is tough—real tough. But becoming a published author IS feasible. It can be accomplished!
"But how?" you ask.
Mark Wainwright has helped authors edit and publish scores of books. (Check out his credentials.) Among these authors, one primary characteristic emerges.
Basically, there's a secret to becoming a published author. Want to know what it takes to get published? Well, here's the secret:
"Ugg!" you groan. Perhaps you were hoping for a secret plot formula or method of using dramatic tension to hook the reader. Writing a book certainly requires implementation of plot, characterization, description, figurative language, narration, dialogue, and a host of other writing techniques. But, ultimately, developing and implementing these within a book requires work!
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
If "work" doesn't scare you away, then congratulations! You may have what it takes to achieve your dream of publication.
Seeing one's name permanently inscribed on the front cover of a book is exhilarating! But even more exciting is knowing that your book or novel is being read and enjoyed by readers!
Writing is certainly powerful. And if you're a Christian, you can use your writing craft to impact lives for the glory of God. If the Lord Jesus has gifted you with words, work even harder to use that gifting in whatever way He directs.
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Writing a book takes work! But that writing process doesn't have to be a lonely endeavor.
Mark Wainwright has provided coaching advice to many authors, with hundreds of different books and resources published under his editorial guidance. Learn from his 18+ years in the Christian publishing industry.
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