Tips on Successful Writing - Introduction

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1. Introduction

The secret to becoming not just simply a writer but also a good writer is the goal of every aspiring author. Good enough to be published. Mission impossible? Not quite. Not if you are willing to work at it. There are no shortcuts to success. If people tell you otherwise, beware; they might be selling an idea in the form of a product they are peddling for commercial gain, and it’s also doubtful they are genuine published writers. Any person claiming that he or she can write a marketable book without a history of success is suspect. The real question is not if they can write a book, it is can they write well?

Becoming a published author is not easy but also not impossible. Many can readily pump something out, as is abundantly evident on the Internet, but can they write well? Well enough to be published? Here is one way to do it well.

Good writers don’t appear overnight. Just as an excellent engineer must be trained as an engineer and a good physician must study medicine, to become a good writer one must study writing. A degree in English literature or creative writing may help (if one can afford the time and expense), but it isn’t necessary. Besides, most of us want to write in our forties or fifties or even later because either we are looking for something other than our current routine, or maybe because, as they say, ‘everyone has a book in his head’ that needs to be told. Whatever the reason, I can tell you that as a published author you are sure to attain a quasi celebrity status.

After thirty-five years of working as a chemical engineer assisting in producing more oil for big corporations at a low cost and increasing natural gas production through unnatural means, I decided to take early retirement and try my hand at writing. My first book found some success in the market but I was not happy with it. I then embarked on the methodical process of learning how to write well. Having now published four books with ten more ready for publication, I am offering the ‘Top Ten Secrets of Book Writing’ that I learned in the process of becoming a published author. Here they are:

Yes, you too can join the ranks of successful eBook and paperback writers by following this eBook Guide on the ‘Top Ten Secrets of Book Writing,’ but the process is not as easy as most websites make it out to be. It requires hard work driven by the power of passion. But remember that passion without discipline is organized chaos. So passion alone is not enough; a writing process is necessary. Being an engineer with thirty-five years of experience, I have devised or rather engineered a writing process, based on my experience of the past ten years, which is sequential and methodical and if pursued diligently, will to produce amazing results. Following this process myself, today I am a published author of four books with 3,000 copies in circulation and ten more books ready to hit the market in the next few years.

To simplify the process, I will discuss it by offering the top ten secrets of book writing or if you prefer, how to become a writer. Upon disclosure of all ten secrets I will convert these into a free eBook, available on my website.

Subsequent to this eBook Guide there will be another entitled, the “Top Ten Secrets of Getting Published.” Together they can become your reference on how to write well and become a published writer. 

You are now on the journey to a successful and satisfying life as an author. Prosperum Scripto.


Narendra Simone

Born in India, educated in England, Narendra, a published author of 8 books, is a citizen of Canada and has lived in India, England, Canada, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the USA. He resides in Canada. He has traveled to more than eighty countries covering Western, Central & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South-East Asia, the Far East, the Middle East, South America, North America and Africa. Narendra and the Hindu God, the Lord Krishna has something in common—they were both born in the town of Mathura (India), albeit about a few thousand years apart. He attended schools in India, England and Canada (Narendra, not the Lord Krishna) and studied at the Universities of Agra & IIT Roorkee (both in India), Nottingham (England) and Calgary (Canada). Witnessing six wars (4 in India and 2 in the Middle East) and travelling to over 80 countries has allowed him to gain an in-depth knowledge of diverse cultures. Inspired by true events his writing offers insight into cultural differences and subtle humour that coexist in the complex world. Although richly influenced by his foreign travels, Narendra finds his inspiration from his life experiences and through his novels invites you to join him on a journey of humour, mystery and international adventures.