• How to Write a Book

  • An 11-Step Process to Build Habits, Stop Procrastinating, Fuel Self-Motivation, Quiet Your Inner Critic, Bust Through Writer's Block & Let Your Creative Juices Flow
  • By: David Kadavy
  • Narrated by: David Kadavy
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Categories: Education & Learning
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you thought about writing a book? Do you just not know where to begin? Do you get writer's block just thinking about writing a book?

Best-selling nonfiction author David Kadavy shares his simple process for writing a book. Build confidence, ditch your inner critic, and finally write your book with simple habits you can start today.

You can listen to this short read in under an hour, so it won't get in the way of the one thing standing between you and your book: action!

Download today and make the book you've dreamed of a reality.

Comes with a free sample chapter of David Kadavy's latest audiobook, The Heart to Start.

©2018 Kadavy, Inc. (P)2018 Kadavy, Inc.

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Easy

I liked that I could understand how to write a book following your steps.
I felt more motivated that I could write a book about a MMA fighter because I know him and his story is true and a lot of people could relate.
I am scared to put my name out there and I am still a little nervous if my book becomes popular or fails what do I do?
This book helped me figure out that I need to start writing and find an editor and gave me ideas on how to get my book out there for a first time writer! Loved it, thank you!

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Simple and Inspirational

I bought this book and listened to it on Audible. I LOVED IT!!! Kadavy breaks everything down into simple, bite-sized, VERY DOABLE pieces. He has a great speaking voice and is very easy to listen to. It's short (under an hour), but has a lot of great information. It was so helpful that I'm going to listen at least a second time...and then start writing MY book!

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Useful and Practical Guide for Beginners

Kadavy writes clearly and eloquently. The advice is as insightful as it is practical. If you’re interested in writing a book, and the perceived magnitude of the whole thing has frozen you into inaction, then let this book thaw you out in under 60 minutes.

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You need the heart to start...

You can start anytime with writing, David started later in life too. And I think one nice example is Sussana Clarke with her Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. As with almos everything, the key is to start a then be consitent (usually through little chunks). David accuratelly describes that brain reward for having a plan (to write a book here), but actually not starting anything, because it requires effort and investment, which hurts sort of and not doing anything is rewarding too. Anticipation of something can sometime bring more reward than hardships of the actual work, but thanks to it we dont start anything at all (in this case we dont write a book, but that this guide is actually about anything creative and actually about whole life too). Overall nice and comprehensive set of tools & tips.
The audiobook is a bit short for the prince and hence it is free available online, but I like somewhat tip this author.

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good stuff

Bottom line is stop procrastinating, this book shoves that fact in your face and give you tips to get started. worth the couple bucks

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EXCELLENT, PRECISE AND USER-FRIENDLY

Even though this book is short, it has a lot of useful information that can definitely aide you in your writing journal. The Narrator was pleasant and easy to listen to. I definitely will be listening again due to all of the helpful suggestions.

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  • Vidas Pinkevicius
  • 09-01-18

I want to start writing my next book now!

After listening to the audio version of the book, a new idea came to me for my next book and I have an urge to start writing it. The steps David Kadavy lays out in this book are so simple. If you know how to read, you'll be able to finish your first book in a month! Highly recommended!

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  • David J James
  • 08-05-20

Not much meat on the bones

The same credit will buy titles with a large range of substantive advice, not just woohoo, you can do it, in a robot voice.

Rather disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-15-18

Not bad

Has some useful tips for practical writing habits. Worth a read although some parts might not be relevant, depending on what you are focusing on.