What writer hasn’t dreamed of seeing their words printed in a book? For some this fantasy includes a walk down the traditional publishing path, with queries, agents, and editors. However, for others, a more realistic approach will be to take matters into their own hands. This post will share my lessons learned from self-publishing.
If you are not a writer yourself, you may have never considered the work involved in putting together a post like the one you are about to read. Today I would like to share a little bit about how to write a blog post. Of course, different bloggers will have different methods, but many of the steps will be very similar.
At the end of Bird by Bird, you will want to set it aside and get writing—exactly the way a good book on writing should make you feel.
As a writer, it can be difficult to convey to a non-writer just how visceral the need to create with words can be. It doesn’t particularly matter if your written thoughts become published, or just assist with your own internal processing. The act of writing itself becomes paramount, regardless of the ultimate accolades or external consequences. When you can incorporate this experience into your daily existence, you feel more yourself, more alive, more human.