Doug Solter

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Doug Solter has worked in local television for over 20 years. He's directed rap music videos and short films. His screenplays have been semi and quarter finalists in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. He drank wine on the streets of Barcelona. Hiked the Rocky Mountains. Loved a cat. And worked as a Starbucks barista for a month.

Doug currently lives in Oklahoma where he writes young adult novels full of escapism. Doug's first young adult novel Skid was first a screenplay before it was adapted into a book. Doug is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Doug Solter I don't believe in writer's block. There are times when creativity is higher or lower on any given day. However, you still must force it out. To me,…moreI don't believe in writer's block. There are times when creativity is higher or lower on any given day. However, you still must force it out. To me, writer's block is only resistance to something. You must drop all resistance and go where ever the muse is telling you to go. Evaluate and judge it later. When you're writing, all that matters is writing something down. Period.(less)
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Thank you for the question. My tips would be, write every day. Even if it's a half hour, be consistent. Outline your book as much as…more
Hello, Ibrar!

Thank you for the question. My tips would be, write every day. Even if it's a half hour, be consistent. Outline your book as much as possible before you write it. If you self-pub, spend money on a professional book cover. One that looks as good as a traditionally published non-fiction book. Try to pick top selling ones for examples. On the same note, have a professional freelance editor proofread and/or copy editor go over it before you publish. Also having a few beta readers go through your book to tell you what's clear and what's not working so you can fix it before giving it to your editor. Your book is an interesting subject for Formula One fans. You might have already read it for your research, but Steve Matchett's Life In The Fast Lane covers this exact time period and it's an enjoyable book on its own. I hope some of my information is useful to you. Good luck on your project and I look forward to reading it.(less)
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“I love family reunions. Maybe next year we could pass out samurai swords.”
Doug Solter

“Yes! Yes! There's the attitude. Where was that girl during the race? Off getting sushi?”
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“Let's see if your right foot is as fearless as your mouth.”
Doug Solter, Skid

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
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“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
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“Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have "essential" and "long overdue" meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it. Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance. I must therefore guard the time allotted to writing as a Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg.”
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Doug Solter Hi DJ,

No I don't think I'll ever recover from that book. :) Thanks for adding MGB to your TBR list.

Debbie "DJ" wrote: "Hi Doug, thanks for the add...hope you have recovered from your girlfriend's bites. Lol! Just added it to my TBR list :)"


Debbie "DJ" Hi Doug, thanks for the add...hope you have recovered from your girlfriend's bites. Lol! Just added it to my TBR list :)


Jordan Dane Hey Doug--Great to see you here. Thanks for looking me up and I hope you have a great weekend.


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