Would it be valuable to have help writing your book?

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ClarityMaybe you think you’re too young to write. You’re not. Willa Cather says, “Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” You can reach younger people than I can in my writing. You’re there. You understand.

All writers can benefit from help on the road to producing a book – no matter what their age. Secretary Hillary Clinton wrote a book, It Takes a Village, stating everyone has to participate in raising a child. Well it takes a village to produce a book. Dozens of resource people participate in getting and keeping the writer on the right road.

We need mentors, writing guides, family and friends, printers, website developers and lots of other people to get our work produced and published.

John Campbell said, “The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home.”

If you are afraid, or in need of guidance check out www.foundationforpublication.com to find what you need.

“It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.”- Isaac Asimov

“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers.  My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.  There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.” ~Flannery O’Connor

I’ve read several self-published books that are filled with grammatical errors, misspellings, and just plain poor writing.

Some books are not interesting, either in subject matter or in the telling.  A good writing guide would steer the writer into a more interesting subject, or at least into a more interesting way of presenting the topics.

I found out you can’t depend on the spell check to get your words right.  For example I wrote a newsletter from the mission field.  One of the items was to announce that the General Superintendent would be touring the churches and his beautiful daughters would be accompanying him to “sin” with him.  Of course I meant “sing”, but the spell check didn’t stop me because “sin” is a real word.  The program doesn’t tell you about bad meanings.

A good guide and editor will catch those mistakes.

An honest guide will lead you in producing a book that will be a credit to the writer and to the industry.

You might ask, “How can I find an honest guide to produce my book?”  Visit www.foundationforpublication.com for help and information.