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How To Start Writing a Book For The First Time - 5 Mistakes To Avoid!

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If you're wondering how to start writing a book for the first time, you should first consider the mistakes to avoid. As new writers, mistakes can cause setbacks that can cost you time and money. So in this video, I will be sharing five common mistakes that writers make when writing a book for the first time. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE STRATEGY SESSION: http://bit.ly/strategysessionyoutube Stefanie Newell is the go-to writing coach for the first time writer who’s looking for direction on how to write and publish their first book. Her videos, coaching , training programs, and YouTube videos have impacted thousands of authors to unleash their authentic voice and share their message through the pages of their book. HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST BOOK: http://amzn.to/1HlxOzx WRITE A BOOK NOW http://a.co/20cxOZF ***SUBSCRIBE NEW VIDEOS EVERY TUESDAY!*** WEBSITE http://HowToWriteABookThatSells.com PERSONAL WEBSITE: http://TheLifeOfAWriter.com MY RECOMMENDATIONS: https://www.amazon.com/shop/thelifeofawriter JOIN MY MAILING LIST: http://bit.ly/writerschecklist TWITTER: http://twitter.com/writeonepub INSTAGRAM: thelifeofawriter FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/writeonepublications CAMERA: Canon T3i (similar) http://amzn.to/1KAMQyy EDITING: Final Cut Pro X http://amzn.to/1KAN9t4 LIGHTING: PBL Studio Lighting Kit http://amzn.to/1KANJah TRIPOD: Dolica Proline Tripod http://amzn.to/1KANPik INTRO MUSIC - http://twitter.com/jhillonthetrack FOR BUSINESS & BOOKING INQUIRIES (INCLUDING SPONSORSHIPS) snewell@writeonepublications.com * Please only use this address for business inquiries. * This description contains affiliate links.
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thelifeofawriter (1 month ago)
Check out the next video in the series *Common Mistakes Writers Make* https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB32EQSANtzfOpMInxrzEJsJX7LvNZI9X
Marilyn L (16 days ago)
Thank you. All great points and most apply to me. I haven't STOPPED writing but I find myself making very slow progress when it comes to the second or third re-write!
thelifeofawriter (15 days ago)
2nd and 3rd rewrites are hard because you've been looking at and refining the same manuscript for quite some time. Consider beta readers or a manuscript critique so that you can get to your final draft sooner.
· BlueShine · (24 days ago)
Is there any tips or recommendations for a young begginer writter with deporesion and other mental illnesses who has a hard time staying committed to his first book/story. It would be alot of help even if it's something small.
thelifeofawriter (22 days ago)
Break your project down into small achievable goals (i.e., research, outline, writing, etc.). As you start to make progress it will help to keep you motivated. Hope this helps some!
gracie frasch (1 month ago)
Great video! It’s really helpful. I’m a kid trying to write a book. It’s gonna be trash but I need a bad book before a good one, right? Have a nice day whoever is reading this
· BlueShine · (24 days ago)
I'm younge aswell, I've always wrote short stories in my free time but I've always wanted somthing longer with a more wide variety to show in the words but I don't want to make every mistake possible so I'm trying to see what I can watch out for.
thelifeofawriter (1 month ago)
Your first book may be amazing! I wrote my first book in 1st grade and it won an achievement award at school.
De after math Skeleton (1 month ago)
Oh I love this video so much
De after math Skeleton (1 month ago)
I'm gonna use this
Kara Flores (2 months ago)
Great vid
Moonlight Dreamer 26 (4 months ago)
I'm in the proses of wrighting a book right now! Follow my Instagram @diarypublisher to keep updated on my progress! This will be the only book out of serval different story's I've written that I'm serious about publishing.
Skye Tinkerbelle (5 months ago)
i know this is irrelevant but i loved the ad
thelifeofawriter (4 months ago)
Justina Robson (6 months ago)
I've just found your videos after deciding I must get more savvy about marketing now that I'm in a self-publishing moment. I've been published for nearly 20 years by major houses and I was worried about how to even start but I find your tips and analysis really helpful and easy to get along with. Thanks!
thelifeofawriter I love your tips and recommendations. I also have a question... What kind of word-processor do you use or recommend? I like, "Word" but I don't know which one to use. There is one for student use (non-commercial), another they call, "Word Pro" and another they call, "Word Business." Can you tell me which one is better for self publishing on Amazon?
thelifeofawriter (10 months ago)
As far as I know they are all the same. Someone else may be able to chime in on this but I believe the student version is just discounted so that it's more affordable for students. I've written and published all of my books from Word and absolutely love the program.
Mandi Lynn (10 months ago)
Setting a due date for your book is a great idea, at least for myself. If I don't give myself a goal/date, I just let the project drag on forever
Rebecca Amodeo (10 months ago)
Thanks for the encouraging video. Happy New Year to you, too!
joe williams-nelson (10 months ago)
The best concise advice I’ve heard since beginning this writing journey.
Self-Publishing with Dale (10 months ago)
I'm 100% guilty of #5 and the biggest issue is getting comfortable. Inertia can be killer to a publishing business. The only way to cure that is writing. Even if it ain't pretty. Great video, Stefanie! 😀👍👏
thelifeofawriter (10 months ago)
I've been guilty of #5 too lol, that's why I included it! 😩
Rosey Florestal (10 months ago)
#4 Setting a date ... 🧐😫I’ve been really slacking on that, which is one of the reasons why I haven’t finished this book. Because in my head, I have to already have the funding for edits and publishing, and life happens, way too often.... Whats do you suggest? I was thinking by my birthday in August ... #5 taking a hiatus.... I’ve done that enough 😂😂💀 Although I need to right the chapters down, for clarity on where this book is going.... ??
Rosey Florestal (9 months ago)
thelifeofawriter Yes I have (you’re the first) but that was a while ago, I’d like to touch base soon. I researched and found three in terms of publication as well. I actually made some kind of excel spreadsheet on what the cost would look like.
thelifeofawriter (10 months ago)
Have you started reaching out for quotes for edits and the actual publishing of the book? If you start to know some of the publishing costs, you can better plan for the completion of the book.
Rosey Florestal (10 months ago)
That thumbnail was literally me about 25 minutes ago!!! 😂😂💀 Le Struggle
thelifeofawriter (10 months ago)
A. MAN. (10 months ago)
Merry Christmas. And Happy New Year's, to you, and your family.. And i like the video good job.😃.
A. MAN. (10 months ago)
thelifeofawriter You welcome. And thank you so much, okay. And god bless.😃.
thelifeofawriter (10 months ago)
Hey hey! Thank you! Same to you and yours!

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