• Start Writing Your Book Today

  • A Step-by-Step Plan to Write Your Nonfiction Book, from First Draft to Finished Manuscript
  • By: Morgan Gist MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Jodi Stapler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Nonfiction writers, this is a step-by-step guide that walks you through good writing routines and how to develop a solid timeline, then how to write a first draft and revise the draft, how to bring in beta readers and incorporate their feedback, and finally, how to pull it all together into a finished manuscript.

This audiobook is perfect for nonfiction authors, because I show you how to streamline your argument, how to make sure you don't have repetitions or tangents, and how to incorporate research without getting sidetracked in your writing.

I lay every piece out for you in the book and coach you through each step. No more excuses. You'll be ready to finally start writing your book.

©2015 Morgan Gist MacDonald (P)2015 Morgan Gist MacDonald

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Great (almost perfect) instructional book.

What did you love best about Start Writing Your Book Today?

Very DIY oriented, to the point book, without unnecessary comments. After listening the audio version I've purchased a paper one.

What other book might you compare Start Writing Your Book Today to and why?

I tried many similar books: they are either too commercialized (you'll become a millioneer in a month!) or too academic..

What did you learn from Start Writing Your Book Today that you would use in your daily life?

The book allowed me to come with a very doable plan and also is going to be a shining example of how MY instructional book should be structured.

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There was only one reason I didn't give five stars to this audio version: the listener is not ready for the later chapters, which would be applicable several weeks(months) later, after the writer is done with the first steps. Some kind of preface, instructing on HOW TO USE this AUDIO version would be very helpful and would eliminate some frustration of trying to digest the information you are not ready to, yet.

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Highly recommended👍👍

What an inspirational and motivational journey!
I feel the flame under my ass to get my story completed!😉

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Nonthreatening , just encouraging and informative.

Loved it!! Gave me the desire to get this book down and get it submitted.

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Superb read!

I’ve aspired to write a nonfiction book for a decade, but never felt like I had the time or experience necessary. This book provides just enough structure and a whole lot of encouragement to jump in with both feet!

It was an easy listen and the narrator was superb, bringing a great sense of emotion and energy.

Well done!

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what i needed

honesty a great book im this is what i needed to get started a great guide very useful

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Great start (for me)

enjoyed it very much and just what I wanted & needed for my first book about...should I write the book I've been wanting to for many years

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straight up. . . straight forward

Morgan fills in all the blanks in the process of writing a nonfiction book. If not knowing is what holds you back, read this book.

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Motivation for the mind of a writer.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will read and listen to it again. It has changed my perspective and motivated me to finish the books I have started and never completed. Thanks Morgan! You will be receiving an email from me soon.

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A Good Start

Morgan's book was so very helpful to me. It was very practical, insightful and helpful. She gives the reader a framework of how tos to start working on a book. Thanks so much!

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Very detailed

Start Writing Your Book Today is the perfect book for the beginner writer to know the fundamentals of writing. I feel so much more equipped to start writing my book now that I have the basics. Thank you Morgan!

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