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How to Write a Bestseller

Updated on July 21, 2015

7 Attitudes for Writing a Bestseller

Please consider the following useful tips to help you achieve your dreams since we achieve in proportion to what we attempt. Life is full of golden opportunities that lie beneath the surface of a temporary difficulty.

These will without doubt make it easier to get your stories or novel published. If you have got a novel idea or have an inclination to become the next mega-sellers such as Anthony Beevor Berlin but feel somehow trapped by your current career, you may think again. Note that your direction in life is much more important than your effort.

With smart use of time and determination your dream of becoming a published author could be cleverly incorporated into your perhaps less than perfect working life. Oftentimes, unprofitable activities becloud our sensitivity to better alternative or opportunity. It is often said that once opportunity lost it cannot be regained but I like to submit that opportunity is never lost but only goes to the next person that is ready. Be among those that know their onions and not to be seen as part of the minions which is why some work like elephant and eat like ant while some work like ant and eat like elephant. Which one do you prefer?

EAT RIGHT: A decent and moderate breakfast will keep you focused up until lunch-break as this will maximize your time. Let fruits be part of your breakfast as well as try to drink a lot of water first thing in the morning. Although, one man's meat is another man's poison, while one man's junk is another man's treasure. What works for 'A' may not be suitable for 'B'. Let's face it, some people do feel it is better for belly to burst than food to waste. ha-ha-haa! I enjoin you not to copy or identify with those ones. A word is enough for the wise. You may actually modestly eat what you have been accustomed to eating so long it is healthy foods.

PLAN OUT YOUR TIME : Endeavour to work out what you think you can achieve in an hour or two. Follow the 5 P's - Proper preparations prevent poor performance. Think about the plot and the characters the same way you would organize your working day. Remember, winners don't do different things but they do things differently. "Decision Determines Destiny.

BRAIN-TRAIN : Think of writing novel as a gym for your mind. This is by which your mind can be fed and exercised. Put into consideration your initial good intentions, keep it varied. Consider finding a real friend for you to conquer aloofness in case you need motivation. Most times, we all need that. Don't we? Your best friends are those who bring out the best in you. And a friend in need they say, is a friend indeed.

ASK FOR OPINIONS : Ask your colleagues to read your work and give their honest constructive suggestions. If it is in an office environment, there is bound to be a shoal of people with all shades of opinions and you may pick up some great ideas from them. Most times, a single conversation with the right person can be more valuable than many years of study.

LOOK FOR A VERY QUIET PLACE : Look for a very peaceful ambiance where there will be no distractions. I think that a place like library, cafe or an empty meeting room will be quite suitable for that as serenity invariably actually gives you the edge.

TAKE A BREAK : Even the most prolific authors do experience writer's block at times. If you feel such mental hold up, or no inspiration at all, get a book in the genre you are working on and read. With this suggestion, that should get your creative antenna back on track. Constant practice makes practice perfect.

BE COOL,CALM AND COLLECTED : Work at a pace that suits you the best and ensure you are indeed enjoying it. Determine to multiply your commitment, divide your s, subtract your excuses and add your vision. Finally, do note that winners never quit and quitters never win. Do kindly invest in your future. You've got to realised that success does not come from occasional efforts or flashes of hard work. Rather, those who succeed do the right thing consistently. Make every available opportunity your own and do well your part. You will surely get there.


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      Futamarka 5 years ago

      Так или иначе, основные каноны жанра уже были сформированы: это тяжёлый гитарный рифф (короткая повторяющаяся музыкальная «фраза», поддерживающая ритм-секцию) в основе песни, электрогитара как основной инструмент (иногда также клавишные), длинные сольные партии, слаженная забота ритм-секции.

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      tydayswandy 5 years ago

      We utilized to acquire at the top of life yet recently I've established the level of resistance.

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      Treasure Tweet 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you very much for visiting and your great comment kltj12.I like to say - the world is divided into people who do things and people who talk about doing things.I want to congratulate you again and again as you belong to the former.In you and I lie untapped well of wealth in its natural state.You have an amazing gifts and are a champion-All the best.

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      kltj12 7 years ago from Wilmington, NC

      Thank you for the great advice! I am currently writing three books. Life does throw a wrench sometimes; I just pick it up and keep on writing. Though writing scares the heck out of me, its almost the only thing that feels so right; I've kept it bottled up so long. But now, it just flows like a river! Thanks again!

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      Treasure Tweet 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks so much for dropping round,Elizabeth M.I appretiate you.Every writers do have that most times.It's quite the best option for now not pushing yourself too hard...just easy does it.Inspiration will actually flow back again-Best of luck.

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      Elizabeth M 7 years ago

      I've been doing the same... long writer's block. The way that I look at it is if I push myself too hard, it will be more frustrating and turn out horrible.

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      Treasure Tweet 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hallo jagandelight,Thanks for visiting and your comment.Pls,do get grips with that book.I can't just wait to shout ''hurrah!''when I hear you're done with it.Never mind,any's just a passing'll win out.You mark my words.

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      jagandelight 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Treasure Tweet, good tips on writing.

      I have actually started writing a book since 2008 and I am on the last chapter. I must admit it has been sitting for a long time now due to different circumstances in my life but I am not quitting, it will be finished hopefully this year.