how to write a book

one word at a time.

going to the Source for that one right word

going to the Source for that one right word

one sentence at a time, if you’re lucky it’ll be a good one that won’t take thirty re-writes.

one paragraph at a time that maybe, just maybe, will end up in the correct place and you won’t have to wonder why the heck you wrote that stuff there anyway.

one scene at a time, that throws some relevance onto the theme.

one thought at a time, that isn’t too overbearing or preachy.

one character at a time, who can be attractive even though a thorough scoundrel, or imperiously vilified to shed radiance upon the threads of goodness propelling the protagonist to finish his or her quest.

one page at a time, that might make it past the throw on floor pile, and have a life of future possibilities as it joins the others you’ve accumulated, the paragraphs, the sentences, the words . . . . sometimes taking years to amass, but always, always, the thought in mind that what you have to say will make a difference, maybe to just one other person, maybe to more.

one scene at a time . . . the story of life

one scene at a time . . . the story of life

“i am, therefore i art.” Art meaning, to me, visual arts and literature. I have a vision: Books can still change the world. Good books influence people like rarely other things do, even celebrity’s latest actions, even political movements that erupt with violence or well-intentioned actions. Books have the power to make people feel. Laugh, cry, think, hope—empathize with the characters.

I’m writing a book that I hope will help others to lighten up and laugh as they experience the pain, the inevitable pain, of growing up human on planet Earth. I’m at the final stages of editing, and out there querying agents and hitting up everyone, including family and vague associates, for contacts in the publishing world. So far I have some great editors and agents who are soon to receive my initial contact. But first . . . . I’m finishing my “last” edit of this spiritual adventure tale, with illustrations.

This is what it feels like to write the book I’m working on:

the feeling of writing a book, the stuff that keeps one going when things get tough, page after page, one word at a time

the feeling of writing a book, the stuff that keeps one going when things get tough, page after page, one word at a time

So dear friends, that’s why you don’t see me blogging every single day, or even every couple days. i’m BUSY!!! But when the book comes out, i’ll have a link here so you can all find it and read the amazing adventures of a spiritual warrior wannabe.

in the Light, lordflea

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