Thought For The Week

IF you are thinking of writing a book, remember that Stephen King and JK Rowling took ages in getting their first work published.

They say everybody has a book within them somewhere. As well as having a good title, well-written story and a strong single line that sells the book, the other key elements, to get your idea past the publisher, are bravery and persistence.

(Extract from The Naked Millionaire)


  • Paul Charlton

    Coming up with the idea is the hard bit. I have written for various staff magazines although a book is a completely different kettle of fish. It is having that niche subject that is the hard part. And finding a publisher who is willing to take it on. Some publishers like a target audience that is already there, so that's easier if it is fact such as a football book where there is a fan-base.Writing is an art too, you have to know what it is you are trying to convey and it has to be something that is interesting and thought-provoking for the readers. It's not easy to do but the rewards are obvious, not least to see your name in lights on a book stand.

  • Mary Hull

    Great post. I have written a couple of books that never got published although I will persevere until it happens for me. It's nice to know those distinguished authors didn't have it all their own way at the start!

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