Written by Mary Anne Hahn

Whenever you reach one of those writer's roadblocks, it helps to take some time to reexamine what drives you to write inrepparttar first place.

I submit, however, that regardless of your reason(s) for being, or wanting to be, a writer, or what kinds of writing you do, there is only one, true underlying motivator that will consistently send you back to your keyboard, or prompt you to pick up a pen, day after day: through your writing, you must want to change something.

If you don't, I believe you'll remain stuck.

"No, I don't," you might say. "I write because I want to make money." That might very well be true. But think about it--*why* do you want to make money as a writer? To leave your unfulfilling day job? To supplement your income so that you can travel more, or redecorate your house? To enable you to support your children through college, or your parents during old age? Note that all of these purposes for making money provide you withrepparttar 129536 fiscal ability to make changes in your life, hopefully forrepparttar 129537 better. Change is repparttar 129538 goal, not money.

"Well, I write fiction. I write solely to entertain." And what happens to your readers if you succeed in entertaining them? You make them feel--you get them to laugh, cry or wonder. You send spine- tingling shivers of fear through them with your thrillers, warm them with your romance stories, entice them with your mysteries, leave indelible imprints on their memories with your characters. You change your readers; how they think or feel after they have read something you've written differs from how they thought or felt before.

Parts is Parts

Written by Peggy Hazelwood

When you write a book, or even a report or paper, sometimes a detailed plan can make allrepparttar difference between doing a thorough, well thought out job and making a mish mash of allrepparttar 129534 parts and pieces.

Presenting a simple, easy-to-follow book will allow your readers to concentrate on what you're saying instead of struggling with followingrepparttar 129535 parts ofrepparttar 129536 book.

Open any nonfiction, how to book and follow along with these parts. Most of them are found in most books:


Front Matter - includes some or all of these parts: Title page, Copyright page, Dedication page, Preface, Introduction, Table of Contents. Title Page - includesrepparttar 129537 same information asrepparttar 129538 cover but in a word processed version, usually without graphics.

The page number forrepparttar 129539 Title Page is Roman numeral one (i), butrepparttar 129540 page number does not appear on this page. The back ofrepparttar 129541 Title Page is page number Roman numeral two (ii), but again it's not numbered. It is blank.

Copyright, Dedication pages, etc. - continue numbering using Roman numerals, front and back. Again, these pages are unnumbered.

Preface or Introduction - if applicable, addrepparttar 129542 Preface or Introduction here and userepparttar 129543 next Roman numeral available and begin numberingrepparttar 129544 pages. That is,repparttar 129545 page numbers first appear here if you have a Preface or Introduction that is part ofrepparttar 129546 Front Matter.

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