A lot of us want to write a book but many get stuck and never seem to get it done. Find out from author, GJ Berger, how to do it get it done well. Learn why he says you should never think about what will happen after you write your book.
GJ Berger was raised on three continents by a single mother, G. J. started out as a naval architect/marine engineer soon followed by law school and life as a courtroom lawyer.
His first two novels have received a variety of honors, including best historical of the year (for 2012 and 2016) from the San Diego Book Awards Association.
The SDBAA attracts entries from many authors, including notables such as J. K. Rowling and Susan Vreeland. Based on the strength of his first novel, the Historical Novel Society invited G. J. onto its review team, and he has reviewed quite a variety of historical novels over the last two years.
G. J. lives in San Diego with his favorite grammarian and Argentine Tango dance partner.
In recent years I’ve been part of a small San Diego group that has traveled to poor villages in the Andes of Peru to help build greenhouses for local villages that are literally just now coming out of the stone age. These greenhouses are not as we know them. They are made out of tree branches, mud bricks, and lots of hand labor. Learn more, here.
Think Like A Journalist Quote
“The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.”
Success Quote or Tip
To get started on writing a book, ignore what happens after you write it.
If Anne Frank can do it any of us can do it.
When It Didn’t Work
GJ relates to Forrest Gump. In his young life, there wasn’t much that went right.
Have a book in You that Must Get Out? Here’s How to do it Well!
- Conquer the inside.
- Get a good computer.
- Get your scratchings out…write…write…write!
- Find a place to work without distractions.
- Get one good book: The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.
- Start writing and do it daily.
- To outline or not.
- Non-fiction: do an outline. Listen and find out why this is a must.
- Write and then send it to yourself.
What is one piece of technology, video, multimedia equipment, or app that you just can’t live without?
One book, documentary, blog, podcast, or Internet Channel to watch?
The Sense of Style, Steven Pinker
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