Many people dream of writing a book, but few ever getting around to doing it. Why? Mike Reuther, author of “Write the Darn Book”, believes too many aspiring writers set themselves up for failure by believing it’s difficult. It doesn’t have to be. The key is writing from one’s heart to allow for the free flow of words to come pouring out. In no time at all – a matter of weeks – a writer can have a manuscript ready to be edited and eventually published. The book also covers literary agents and the publishing world. Drawing from some of his own experience, the author reveals mistakes to avoid in writing and trying to get published. This book makes it clear that anyone with the desire to write a book can make it happen. And the good news is, it’s quite simple.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
It’s written more from an essay and biographical point of view.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Find what you want to write about and write it from the heart and as rapidly as possible. Then, carefully edit and polish your book.
Mike Reuther became a writer because he was first a reader. Books such as “Catcher in the Rye” and the works of John Steinbeck, James T. Farrell and Thomas Wolfe were big early influences. He has been writing his entire adult life. With his goal long set on becoming a published novelist, he endured the usual setbacks that writers face – rejection after rejection. He saw a vast window of opportunity with ebooks and print on demand and opted to go that route several years ago.
He writes a blog that he uses to help aspiring authors realize their own dreams of writing books.
In addition to writing books, he has been employed for more than twenty years as a newspaper reporter, covering health, politics, business, government and other issues.
When he leans left politically, he is not a liberal. He voted for Obama is a bit disappointed in the the president’s administration.
He likes the outdoors and spends as much time as he can fishing. A baseball nut, he continues to play the game in an older men’s league, although at fifty-five he realizes his best playing days are in the rear view mirror.
He makes his home in central Pennsylvania with his wife and children.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My lifelong pursuit of writing books and trying to get published inspired me to write this book. I wanted to show others how they could realize their writing dreams without coming up against so many of the mistakes I made.