You, too, can write a best-seller

"I Want to Write a Book!"

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Before James Patterson became the Guinness World Record-holder as the author with the most No. 1 New York Times best-sellers (67), he was a struggling writer with a thick folder of rejection letters. Thirty-one publishers passed on his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, before Little, Brown and Company published it in 1976. The thriller, about a Nashville journalist tracking down an assassin, won the prestigious Edgar Award for best first novel from the Mystery Writers of America. Still, it sold only about 10,000 copies.

But his latest endeavour is particularly broad: teaching fiction to the masses.

Patterson, along with two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman and tennis phenomenon Serena Williams, is kicking off the highly produced online video service MasterClass, where you can learn from the world’s best. Acting tips from Rain Man? Tennis secrets from the winner of 20 Grand Slam singles titles? The secret…

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“One must first of all endure.”

‘There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.’

One must first of all endure.

– Ernest Hemingway, the “master writer”

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Must have been talking about the writing journey.

… or perhaps Nelson Mandela

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain-top of our desires.”
– Nelson Mandela

from  https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2013/12/

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…or perhaps “the master writer” was simply talking about life’s journey!

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www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

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www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

Ayrton Senna with his winner's garland, British Formula Ford 2000 Championship, Oulton Park, March 27, 1982

from http://www.ayrtonsennadasilva.wordpress.com

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“Life is queer with its twists and turns…”

and www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

“One must first of all, endure”

– Ernest Hemingway

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

“Driving (and writing) out of your skin”

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.”

― Ernest Hemingway

Writing and Formula1 (Racing + Writing in the Zone)

“When this happens it’s the best feeling a driver*  can have.” 
* or writer

“This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle. Words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or press the keyboard). You read what you have just written and say: ‘Bloody hell. That’s good. Did I really write that? Wonder where all that came from’.”
– A “nony-moose” writer

Writing in the Zone: Thoughts on the Writing Journey

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/writing-in-the-zone-thoughts-on-the-writing-journey/

“artty-farty/ airey-fairey writer type meets rough handed petrol-head”

click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM

“Write, create, innovate”

and have fun!

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Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories

THE BOOK ‘Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories’

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Just been practising (I need it) publishing new editions of my dad’s book

The latest e-book version is at   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013PW5PW2

and the paperback should be published later today

The various editions of Bismarck , Dorsetshire and Memories (e-books and paperpack versions) are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bismarck%2C+dorsetshire+and+memories

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DAD (talking to RAY)“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

from http://www.hemingwaythoughts.wordpress.com

Your memory lives on, dad

“When you live on in hearts you leave behind, is not to leave at all.”

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“The essence of good writing is simplicity.”

“The essence of good writing is simplicity.”

– Ernest Hemingway

from

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and

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http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Journey-story-journey-travelled-ebook/dp/B010KB4LUS

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”