The idea behind this book is to help the writer take a book project from a pile of related notes and research material to a book that is ready to edit into finished copy. The goal of the three-and-a-half-day writing marathon is to designate a focused period of organizing and rewriting material until you have a book that is one continuous piece of work. At the end of the three days, you have a quantity of pages not ready for publication, but complete first draft ready to further refine and edit.
Ms. Eckstein explains how she believes it is a myth that a book that is ready for publication can be written in a single weekend. I thank Ms. Eckstein for that observation. Professional writers would never dream of letting an inferior product be put out for public scrutiny, they know that inferior writing quality are the marks of an inferior writer. As a writer, I personally have felt guilty and inadequate because I was not able to put out quality books as quickly as these “write a book in a weekend” gurus claimed could be done. After reading this book, I feel more confident that intuitively, I am on the right track as a writer.
She gives tips on knowing which project to do first. She then how to organize blog posts from your blog into your nonfiction books first draft.
I believe that this book is a must read for anyone who is considering plunking down the money to pay for a course in how to write a nonfiction book in a weekend. She provides the skinny on why you cannot put out a publishable book in just a weekend. Unlike other authors, she reminds the writer that:
“The best writing is rewriting”
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The Ultimate Book Coach, Kristen Eckstein, is a sought-after independent publishing expert, two time best-selling author and award-winning international speaker. She started working in the publishing business through a vanity publishing company, but left that publishing company to co-found Imagine! Studios LLC, an art and media production company, with her husband Joe. In 2011, Kristen founded the “21 Ways” series of pocket guidebooks under the traditional publishing label of her company, Discover! Books. Today, Kristen helps other writers get into print. She has started 44 publishing companies and published 122 books and eBooks, including 13 of her own. She breaks down the complicated publishing process and puts authors in control of their own publishing process.