I want to write a book. Where do I start?

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Why do you want to write a book?

One thing authors hear most often is “I want to write a book.” However, if you’ve begun the process you may have realized that you do not have the time to devote to finishing the book you have in you. As your ghostwriter, I will take your idea or semi-completed project and complete it for you in a timely, professional manner.

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According to USA Today, 82% of adults dream of writing a book. That means 8 out of 10 people want to write a book. It means that in America, millions of people have ideas that they want to write about. Your ideas can help influence and help others!

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We all want to write a book. We’ve got an idea or maybe just a dream, but we’re not sure where to go with it or what to do next. How do you know when it’s time to write that book and, more importantly, how do you write the book?I’m 17 and starting on my first novel, which has supernatural elements as well as dark humor. I have around 4,000 words but so far I’ve wanted to give up about 50 times. Does anyone have any advice on how to stay motivated? I’ve wanted to write a book since I was a little kid and I really want to finish it:) Beyond the obvious motivation for wanting to write a book -- hoping to win fame or fortune -- my guess is that many people who feel they have a book ''in them'' doubtless see writing it as a way of establishing their own significance. ''There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart,'' wrote Samuel Johnson, ''a desire of distinction, which inclines every man to hope, and then to believe, that nature has given himself something peculiar to himself.'' What better way to put that distinction on display than in a book? As we talked about above, “Well begun is half done.” If you want to write a book, start today. Or, if you’re in the middle of writing your book, spend some time working on it now.My advice is to finish it to keep you motivated you can use other interesting things you think should go in the story make sure it goes along with the story, if you do that you will not want to give up. Trust me I’m 12 and I know how you feel ive been wanting to write a book ever since I was 6 and on my stories now I get stuck and want to give up . But if you stay positive and have faith in your story you fill finish it IM even taking my own Advice. GOOD LUCK on your book
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If you want to write a book, write the first chapter. See if you can do it in one day. It may not be perfect, and you may not keep any of it in your final draft, but you will have begun.

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INCREDIBLE!!! the only thing is i need stories about young ppl which need to be sent to my email address which is because i want to write a book also……. please email me thanks

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Hey Guys, im 17 and certainly not a writer, but I want to write a book as I am very passionate about History, and Im quite keen on ancient history, in which I want to write a book on the fascinating survival of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. I roughly know what each chapter will be on, but considering this goes back at least 3,800 years ago, there may be quite a bit of information that is not entirely based on fact, but rather on estimations. And I understand this, as its a difficult time period to get much out of, but it makes me a bit nervous as I think that during research, what if say two different sources were based on the same thing but the information is different or incomparable. But, perhaps it might be a case of digging deep to find the facts, then ignore what is fictional. Any advise would be very helpful and much appreciated. Thank you.