Bestselling Young Adult author Melissa Leong who writes under the pen name Wynne Channing was recently interviewed by Canada AM about how to publish an ebook successfully.
Below is what Melissa had to say in response to a question about her approach to writing stories:
“There are different approaches to writing a book, whether you’re just writing by the seat of your pants or following a very carefully mapped plot line or chapter guide.
Personally, I approach writing books like I would any goal — by breaking it into bite-sized mini goals. If, for example, you want to save $1,200 for vacation in a year, you need to set aside $100 every month.
You need to put the time and effort into that. The same goes for finishing a book. I knew that I wanted to write a 60,000-word novel in six months. That’s about 2,500 words a week. I made sure I wrote a certain amount every week day. A page of the worst writing that you’ve ever done is better than a blank page.
According to studies, you’re also more likely to achieve your goals if you have peer support. I had a buddy, fellow novelist and writing coach, S.M. Boyce, and we reported our word counts to each other at the end of each week.”
Read the whole interview here.
What Melissa says about turning the writing of a book into a goal, and breaking the goal down into mini ones, helps in ensuring authors don’t get overwhelmed by the task at hand.
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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hv1.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hiten Vyas is the Founder and Managing Editor of eBooks India. He is also a prolific eBook writer with over 25 titles to his name.[/author_info] [/author]