By Meredith Maran
“If writing have been unlawful I’d be in legal. I can’t now not write. It’s a compulsion.” —David Baldacci
“When I’m writing... I’m dwelling in diversified dimensions: this existence I’m residing now…and this thoroughly different global I’m inhabiting that nobody else understands about.” —Jennifer Egan
“Every tale is a seed inside me that starts off to develop and develop, like a tumor, and i've to accommodate it or later.” —Isabel Allende
“In the start, it used to be that feel of wasting time. Now…I have the feel that i will biff the realm a section. i will exert a force.” —Michael Lewis
About the Author
Meredith Maran is the writer of 9 nonfiction books and the acclaimed novel A idea of Small Earthquakes. She's been writer-in-residence at UCLA and the Mabel stay clear of Luhan apartment, and a fellow at Yaddo, between different artist colonies. Her writing appears to be like frequently within the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and folks.
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Extra resources for Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
This, too, is like learning. Again, what I want you to do here is jot down the major points the reader must absorb, process or learn to fulfill the purpose of your book and to meet their expectations. How many points should you jot down? There is nothing wrong with getting detailed, but feel free to use broad strokes here — think major topic points. It could be 15 or 20 major topic points. It may be more; it may be less. You will refine this list as you move forward and get organized, so don’t sweat the number of points.
Ensures all major and minor points are covered. 4. Produces greater clarity and focus. 5. Removes the stress of trying to hold onto all you know about a topic while you are writing about it. 6. Helps you detect errors in logic. 7. Allows you to write quickly in manageable chunks. 8. Ensures you do not lose your train of thought when you have to take breaks from writing. 9. Facilitates the approval process, if one is required. As you can see, we have nine points to cover in the chapter on Benefits of Outlining.
Outline your book. Work on your chapter by chapter outline now and come back to this book once you have completed your outline. I will tell you what to do next. If you want a hint, read the final paragraphs of this chapter. Remember the freefall and directed freefall exercises that we did? Once you outline your book, I am going to have you put those exercises to work. They really pay off over the last 30 days of the 60-day process. But for now, go outline your book. Note: As stated earlier, I presume you are familiar with all the material you want to write about and do not have to conduct any other research to outline your book.