Anthony J. Deeney

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Anthony J. Deeney Hi John, thanks for the personal feedback. It is very rewarding to receive. I do hope that you continued to enjoy it. I note that as I discovered this…moreHi John, thanks for the personal feedback. It is very rewarding to receive. I do hope that you continued to enjoy it. I note that as I discovered this post, it is 32 days since you posted it and I expect that you have finished the book by now. I hope that you found the ending satisfying.(less)
Anthony J. Deeney Hi Eric. First, I really don't consider myself as an authority on "writing a book" and I surprised myself when I discovered my muse. So, I can only…moreHi Eric. First, I really don't consider myself as an authority on "writing a book" and I surprised myself when I discovered my muse. So, I can only say what worked for me. My first book, "Robots Like Blue" was the result of years of fascination with the philosophical consideration of the nature of consciousness.

I would argue and debate online in various forums. I was compelled to debate. Then I realised that I was covering the same ground over and over. I decided to write a book. Once started he power of the compulsion truly surprised me!

I never knew that it would be good, but early feedback encouraged me.

My advice, for what it is worth is:

1. Find your muse!
2. Write what you feel compelled to write. In the order that you feel compelled to write it.
3. Stitch it together.
4. Draft and redraft. Shred.
5. Publish when you're happy.

If you are disciplined you can make a routine to write a number of words per day/week. Unfortunately, I have trouble disciplining myself in this regard.

Sorry, but I think there are many better authors to answer this questions.(less)
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