Very, V-E-R-Y excited to tell you about my first foray into the world of nonfiction. No, no. Scratch that. The truth is I've been writing nonfiction as my day job for seven years now. But this is the first nonfiction manuscript I've ever written.
The idea for putting my "15-Minute Writing Method" came to me while talking with another writer. She said that she'd taken my advice (how flattering!) and tried this method herself and (drum roll please) had great success with it.
So, when I mentioned the 15-Minute Writing Method to students in my writing classes, they asked question after clarifying question. Hmmmmm, I wonder if ...
"But what's it all about?"
Unlike my fiction work, with this book I made an outline. Because I was asking the same question that you probably are, "how can you need a whole book to explain a 15-minute process?" and wanted to be sure that I needed a full-on manuscript and not just a series of blog posts. But what I found while compiling the outline was that this wouldn't work without that. And that it was important for readers to understand the why of their choice not to write. And how to launch themselves over the hurdles.
"Is it really a choice?"
If you've ever been on a diet or tried to start an exercise program or give up smoking or yelling at your kids you know how hard it is to instill new habits. The responses we have used again and again and again are so completely ingrained it feels like we'll need a full lobotomy to ever change the pattern in our brains.
Luckily, it doesn't take measures nearly that extreme. But like any healthy new habit, writing for 15-minutes a day takes time and energy. This E-guide will provide you with simple, practical steps: how to start and finish your first novel before you can imagine possible.
So stay tuned if you're struggling to complete that first (or sixth) manuscript. I too, once had a pile of partially finished works languishing in various forms of completion on my hard drive. And if I can use this simple method to change my writing habits, so can you.
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