Writing Hack—It’s OK to Dream about Writing but Dream Both Day & Night!

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #20 Dream about Writing by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #20 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

Writing is not the easiest career to enter. You may expect some twists and turns along the way. Some people graduate from college with a degree in English or something else and go to work for a magazine or newspaper low on the totem pole.

Click Here for Your Self-Publishing ToolkitThat was the old way. Today, the forms of writing have expanded at least 10-fold. However, you enter your writing career, keep the dream alive, as it may require many steps before you see your dream as a writer fulfilled.

Writing for the Internet is a new frontier. You can start a writing career with a blog, a webpage, social media, or work as a freelance writer for people who need content for the website. A multitude of opportunities is available. The Internet is the Publishing Medium of the 21st century and everyone needs content. Videos are becoming more popular, but even videos need scripts written.

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

So, keep on dreaming about being a writer and ask your dreams to grow, then write them in your journal so that you may see how far you have come. Keep visualizing what being a published author looks like to you. Including pictures, and a story to illuminate your dream to become a full-time author is a tremendous way to actually make it happy. See my book, Finding the Author Within and Published at Last!, to learn how to create your vision book which defines your path becoming an author.


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack–Is Your Motivation for Writing to Share a Story–or for Ego?

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #19 Writing for Sharing—or Ego? by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #19 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

At some point, a writer must understand how to become almost invisible. You, as the writer, are there, but only to entertain, teach, or inspire with words. It is not about you—it is about your reader. No one wants to be distracted by the author and their problems, and worries. They want to be entertained or need the information you provide.

Click Here for Your Self-Publishing ToolkitWhen writing, keep your ego out of the reader’s way. This means you will become more of a channel than a celebrity. Yes, eventually certain writers do gain celebrity status, but not because they inserted themselves and their personality into their writing. Their reader is the most important purpose of their writing, not their ego. Good writers are humble enough to get out of the way of the story and make the reader their center of attention.

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Writing is about sharing a story, information, or inspiration, and not about becoming famous or rich. These goals are understandable but keep these goals secondary, and away from the writing. Do not let your personality and complexes sneak in unless you need to share related experiences that are critical to the story. Be all about sharing and being invisible. Your readers will appreciate you for that. More importantly, they will keep reading.


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack—Understand the Real Power of Storytelling. The Greatest Story Ever Told is Yours. So Tell it!

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #18 Power of Storytelling by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #18 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

Writing about what happened yesterday is a really excellent writing hack for practicing the art of storytelling. And, writing is mostly the art of storytelling. So to get some great practice at telling a story, write about what happened yesterday, or last week, or something very recent. Writing about normal things when telling a story gives you practice making even the ordinary, exciting.

Click Here for Your Self-Publishing ToolkitYou drove to the store yesterday to buy some groceries and then you decided to stop at Starbucks. Something inside told you to grab a cappuccino at Starbucks. Work at making that intriguing and interesting. Use adjectives to describe the weather, the car, the feeling, and the people in the store. Breathe life with your words to make the story come alive—to make it seem real to the reader.

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Every action has a story. Even if you talk about a character you met in the store, a person you ran into, or the type of drink you bought. Maybe you went to Starbucks and you talk about the different types of coffee. Perhaps you talk about the people in the biggest “living room in the world—Starbucks.” Good storytelling finds a way to make the most boring of things exciting.


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack—Write the Mundane & Boring for Fun & Easy Writing Practice

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #17 Practice Writing Normal Stuff by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #17 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

One of the best ways to hone your writing skills is to write about normal everyday things. This is such a great writing hack because it asks that you practice writing on something to which you are not emotionally attached. You can objectively review if how well you have written about a common incident. And, everything you write in your journal has the potential to be used somewhere down the line in one of your books or articles.

Click Here for Your Self-Publishing ToolkitWhen you write a piece about something normal, did you make the common and boring more exciting? Are you able to add exciting descriptions to normal objects, events, or situations? If you are a fiction writer, did you make an exciting story from a normal thing? Can you develop a character simply from observing a person walking by you? This is great practice on the various writing situations.

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

Practicing writing about normal situations can help shake you out of the doldrums or even writer’s block. However, if you are following the 33 Tactics for Aspiring Writers you are not very likely to experience writer’s block. More likely, you might find yourself stuck in an area or a chapter in your book. Take a break and just practice writing about normal everyday things.


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack—Make a Bucket List of the Books You Want to Write & Publish

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #16 Books You Want to Write by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #16 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

Now that you have written a chapter or two, and are well on your way to writing your first book, a great thing to do is to start making a list of the books you want to write.

You may have already started this, but this writing hack has you getting organized with the books you want to write. I have noticed with my clients, that once they write and publish their first book, other book ideas start to pour out, or other books that have been started but not finished tend to pop up.

To make the best of these ideas and inspirations write these ideas into your journal or goals book. Then, to keep these ideas from flying away like a bird, go ahead and write a table of contents for each of the books. You will find that once you write the table of contents, the chapter ideas and inspirations will flow to you!

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

I like to tell my clients that “One book written, does not an author make!” We need to keep the words and booking flowing if we ultimately want to make a living as an author. Keep those book ideas coming, but write them down and include a table of contents with each book idea.


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack—Do the “Impossible” Write a Chapter (One Word at a Time)

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #15 Write a Chapter by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #15 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

This writing hack is based on the famous quote, “How do you eat an elephant?” You eat it one bite at a time. How do you write a book? You write it one chapter at a time. Now that you have created a table of contents and have thought of some great ideas for chapters, you will easily be inspired to write a chapter or two.

Click Here for Your Self-Publishing ToolkitSometimes a chapter can be found out of nowhere! You may have written an article or an entry in a journal or something else that can be transformed into a chapter to fit into your table of contents. Often, one chapter will naturally lead to the next and will give you an idea and inspiration for the chapter that should follow. And before you know it, if you continue to write daily and stimulate your creative juices, your book will be complete.

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

Simply by writing that first chapter, you are now in the process of writing a book. As soon as you successfully complete one chapter, repeat the process as soon as possible, and make it a habit. This is where all well-known published authors started their writing career. Congratulations! You have started to write that book you have always dreamed of writing!


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack–Write Table of Contents to Give Your New Book Breath & Life

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #14 Table of Contents by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #14 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

If you are implementing these writing hacks in order, then you are ready to start writing a book. The first task to do is organize your book. In order to do so, write a table of contents. This will help your words to flow.

When writing a table of contents, keep in mind the average non-fiction book is 16 chapters long, and the non-fiction book is two or three times that much. The average non-fiction book is about 140 pages and the average novel is usually over 300 pages. This will give you a rough idea of how to organize your table of contents.

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

Everything in writing can change and evolve, so your TOC does not have to be perfect the first pass. It will help you begin writing chapters. Sometimes you will write the last chapter first, or a random chapter in the middle of the book. Once you have the basic structure, you can fill in the gaps as you become inspired.

One of the tools that could be helpful to you at this stage is Publishing Your Book Blueprint. This book is a journal-type book which teaches about all the front matter, including the table of contents, dedication, preface, foreword, and all the back matter as well. This is the organizational framework of a book and can be used as a journal as well. You may purchase the Publish Your Book Blueprint at our Dream to Publish Shop.


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack—Get Organized! Best Selling Authors Set Goals & Timelines

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #13 Organization by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #13 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

The most effective writers have a strong sense of organization. All of us are unique and the organization might look different for you. But the bottom line is writer’s heads need to be clear of turmoil in order to write clearly.

This means writers need to take care to protect their inner landscape. Distractions can be disastrous and therefore it becomes necessary to clear emotional conflicts and struggles. Clearly, a lot of writers take their material from their own life challenges. However, the challenge must be resolved in order to clearly create written alchemy from those situations.

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

This writing hack dovetails with writing hacks #8 and #9, the “Get Honest” and “Clear Your Mind.” Organize your life! This means get plenty of sleep, eat a good diet, do regular exercise, even if it is just a daily walk—and keep your writing area clean and organized. Make writing a pleasant experience and reward for your efforts to prepare your writing time and space. Becoming a successful writer has to do with you becoming “your best self,” and a certain amount of organization is necessary for you to be able to tap into your purest creativity.

Maslow’s Hierarchy suggests that survival is necessary before we can access the self-actualization levels at the top of that chart. Self-actualization starts with self-organization. Organize your life and your mind little by little and you can be sure this investment in yourself will pay off in the quality and quantity of your writing.


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack—Clear the Way to Write with Clarity from a Zen Writing Space

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #12 Zen Writing Space by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #12 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

In writing hack #11 we talked about writing tools. I want to speak more about the tools in your writing space—and how to design a Zen writing space. If your space is clear, your mind is clear. And if your mind is clear you can write with clarity! Your writing will be organized and easy to understand.

But how do you create your zen writing space? For starters, you need three basic writing tools.

1. A quiet space

2. A desk

3. A laptop or notebook and pen

Since everyone is different, these are going to vary. For example, my writing space became a 3 month sabbatical to the Caribbean. Now my writing space is in the Caribbean. I know that seems a little drastic, and not everyone can do that—but you can do more than you think you can.

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

Rent a room in a neighbor’s home or maybe use a family-owned vacation property. Take a month off, weekends away, or even dedicate an entire vacation to writing. These times and places can become your writing spaces. Be creative. Let go of all your normal ideas. Wake up earlier or stay after work for an extra half hour to write. Spend a little time contemplating a creative way to create an amazing writing space for yourself where you look forward to going each day to write.


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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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Writing Hack—The New Love that Will Demand Your Time, Love & Attention

33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish: Writing Hack #11 A New Love by Deborah S. Nelson

Writing Hack #11 of 33—Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Who Crave to Be to Published

By Deborah S. Nelson, Author-Book Coach-Speaker

Assuming you have been implementing all the writing practices thus far, you may realize by now that you have a new love—the love of writing. You may have already realized this, but acknowledging that you have a new lover is helpful. Friends and family may be jealous and try to pull you away from this lover, without realizing it.

Every relationship requires an investment of time, money, and energy if you expect the relationship to thrive. Your relationship with your writing is the same. Guard your time to write jealously. Do not let others pull you away from your writing time. Do not take your writing for granted. Invest the time, energy, and money in your writing avocation. If you need a new laptop, a desk, or other writing tools, be sure to make the investment, so that your writing may be easier, faster, and better.

Are Your a Wannabe Writer? Try 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish by Deborah S. Nelson

Speaking of tools, my site dreamtopublish.com offers a multitude of writing tools. If you are writing a book Publish a Book Blueprint is a spectacular guide which teaches you about organizing your manuscript in preparation for publishing. Do you know what the difference between a foreword and a preface is? Learn all about the organization component in a book, and prepare your manuscript for actual publication today.


Experience the exhilaration of BOOK COACHING during a trial session with Deborah S. Nelson. Click to schedule a complimentary 1/2 hour—available Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12p.m.-6p.m. EST.

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Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!

Be sure to check out Ms. Nelson’s do-it-yourself writing kits at the Flash Book Writing Kits and our DIY Self-Publishing Kits. Buy all the 33 Writing Hacks for Those Craving to Publish at the Dream to Publish Shop.

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