• The Book You Were Born to Write

  • Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World
  • By: Kelly Notaras
  • Narrated by: Kelly Notaras
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A guide to writing a full-length transformational nonfiction book, from an editor with two decades' experience working with authors from all walks of life.

"I know I have a book in me." 

"I've always wanted to be an author." 

"People always ask me when I'm going to write my book." 

"I have a story to tell, but I never seem to make time to write." 

These are just a sampling of the messages Kelly Notaras hears every day from would-be authors around the globe. Life coaches with new methodologies for living on purpose . . . energy workers who've discovered new ways to prevent disease and teach self-healing . . . everyday heroes and heroines who have made it through difficult circumstances and want to inspire others to do the same. In today's tumultuous world, we need these voices in the marketplace. Moreover, publishing a book has never been so simple, accessible, or affordable as it is today. So why are so many thought leaders, healers, and change-agents stuck at the starting line? 

This book will light the way - offering a simple, step-by-step path that takes authors from concept to finished book. In it, publishing veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process and gives writers the tools, insider information, and inspiration to start strong, keep going, and get across the finish line as quickly as possible. 

This audio product contains a PDF with supporting material, and the PDF is available to download.

©2018 Kelly Notaras (P)2019 Hay House, Inc.

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Succinct and straightforward

I have been sitting on a memoir for over 15 years. When I finally decided to get serious about publishing my memoir I was looking for a good, simple resource to do it. Kelly's book is one of the best out there. It simple straightforward and easy to understand. The sample outlines and supporting examples for those outlines were extremely helpful. Thank you for writing it!

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What a blessing to find this now...I'm teady

Miss Kelly...I just finished a 4 day writing class. Found your book...and I do believe I am ready to show the world who I am! Thank you for how well you provided the path. Perhaps now it's time to produce OMG! I have cancer! DUCK. Dream Understand Christ and Know. He guides us with intuition on how to duck offence. I try to say DUCK Instead of the rhyming unacceptable F Word that best describes 'Chemotherapy Land '..I did it on a social security income...me and Jesus that is. ...books...Amazon prime...you-tube...a DIY project in the making ♥

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The book I have been looking for!

This is a truly phenomenal book! It’s everything I was looking for. I love how clear Kelly was in describing the nuts and bolts of writing a book, as well as her incredible insight and depth in naming & understanding what may be standing in the way. I felt it was like talking to a good friend or mentor who knew exactly what my blocks were, and everything I needed to know to stop having to google search each question on how to become a published author. Since I had done so much research, I knew she was spot on with her recommendations and I wish I had discovered her book sooner, but feel like it’s also the perfect time. She filed in all the holes in my research! Plus, I felt like Kelly would be an amazing friend filled with heart! I truly could not recommend this book highly enough. This book feels like a gift from beyond!

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Great book

After listening to this book I would definitely recommend it. Notaras does a great job narrating it. The book is encouraging, and offers a clear process for getting your book made from A to Z. I discovered Notaras through a book challenge event that Hay House organized. Her clarity and insight into the steps to get your book made, published and sold can only come from years and years of experience. Her confidence in the topic and how enthusiasm are present throughout and it made it a very enjoyable experience. I will refer back to this book often. If you are looking to make a quick buck making books written by ghost writers and selling them to make passive income that this won’t be the book for you. However, if you are looking to write a book you are proud of, truly the book you aware meant to write and to share you knowledge and message with the world than this is the perfect book.

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You want to write a book? then this is for you

Kelly will walk you through the steps and creative stages you will need to perform to write the book you've been wishing to write for the past five minutes or for the past 20 years, she will share instructions to take action, and also she provides you with a workbook in PDF format. Don't keep thinking about it, buy the book, start listening, start writing.

Thank you Kelly if you get to read this, you did a phenomenal job, much love: Anceli Pegrod

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This is the book I absolutely needed to read & listen to over & over again!

A better example of someone living their dharma would be hard to find! Passion and purpose intertwined beautifully by Kelly. Hope to see you on the Hay House winners platform in the near future. I always knew I’d be part of Louise Hay’s team. Kelly writes and speaks elegantly and effortlessly while delivering powerful wisdom and sage advice to writers of all ages and stages in The Book You Were Born to Write. Thank you Kelly🙏🏻🌠 Namaste

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Both Funny and Informative

Detailed information about the publishing industry can dense and intimidating. So why, while listening to this book, do I look up from my coloring page for a bellylaugh and notice that two hours have gone by? Kelly Notaras makes navigating the publishing industry go down like a glass of wine at the end of the day. I love listening to her chat about the book world. Her book has filled me with ambition and invaluable knowledge.

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Find Out Everything You Need to Know About Publish

Great book for a writer who wants to learn the ins and outs of publication.

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if You want to write, Get the bok

Excellent narration, valuable information, well presented. I'll be reading this book over and over to guide me toward my book

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  • Amore
  • 08-23-21

Excellent!

I participated in the Hay House Writers seminars and had heard so much about this book. I am pleased that I listened. This is a beautifully written and read tool book for writers. It is an investment. I felt as though Kelly is sitting beside me, cheering me on. What better motivation ❤️

I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Matthew
  • 02-15-21

Just what you need

This book is exactly what any budding author needs. Full of excellent tips, insider tips, and practical worksheets to help you along the process. Would highly recommend!

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  • Amber
  • 08-04-20

A must for every budding author

Everything you need to now to write you book and get published. Kelly is powerhouse and so inspiring. Thank you for writing this book!!