1, 2, 3… Write!

As I organize my writing office it has come to my attention that the best way, the easiest way, and possibly the most reliable way to get published may be to create a how-to book about writing.


Shamefully, we writers don’t seem to trust ourselves. We need others to direct us, point us in the right direction (the write direction?) and basically, tell us how it’s done.

We also crave validation and read how-to books for that a-ha, I knew that moment.

We like clever, we appreciate informative, and the numbers, oh, the numbers! If you add a number to the title, The Difference: 10 Steps to Writing a Book that Matters,  or First Draft in 30 Days, or Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, well, we eat that up! I can count to 10, 30, even 50! That makes learning to write and finishing my novel totally doable!

Do you have any idea how many days it’s taken me to get to this day as a “writer”?
Approximately 2,859.
That’s a lot of days.
I must be a professional by now.
I could create my own how-to book!

And there you have it.

My title, 1, 2, 3… Write!
Chapter 1: Write
The end.

Maybe I should modify my title to 1… Write!

As I organize my writing office it has come to my attention that the best way, the easiest way, but hopefully not the only way to get published is to create a how-to book about writing.

Maybe the best way is to JUST WRITE IT.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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1 Response to 1, 2, 3… Write!

  1. Great post, Mary! So true. I recognized a number of those books in your photo because they’re on my shelves too.

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