Have you ever thought: “I should write a book”? (I know some of you have, especially my Bunny sisters, because you told me so when I published Rabbit Trail.) But you didn’t have a clue how to go about it, right? I’ve just solved your problem.
Actually, Elizabeth Sims has. “You’ve Got a Book in You”, available in both paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon, has everything you need to know about the process. Written in a conversational style, it’s packed with wisdom, technique tips, and a good dose of humor. A Writer’s Digest subscriber, I’d known Ms. Sims as a contributing editor, famous for her Rita Farmer mysteries and Lillian Byrd crime novels. I expected something special from her presentation, “How to Write a Dynamite Mystery or Thriller That Sells”, at the recent Florida Writers Association conference in Orlando.
But I–and all the attendees–got so much more, including a bracelet for encouragement with the words, “You’ve Got a Book in You” on it, personally slipped on my wrist by her.
I’m anxious to get back to her book (and writing), so I’ll close with this:
As Sims says in her dedication, “You’ve Got a Book in You” is for anyone who’s ever looked at a shelf full of books and wondered if they could do it. You’re about to find out you can. Get the book, start writing.
And let me know how it goes.