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The book in the picture “The Elements of Style” is 100 years old this year. Yes 100 years old! If you are writing or have written a book, you are creating your own piece of history that could well be still being read in 100 years time. This article is not a review of the book above, it’s about the power of writing a book whichever genre you are writing in.
What an awesome thought that your work can still be inspiring others long after you, and I feel privileged to class myself as an author doing just this. Many of you reading this are doing exactly the same, some have already done so several times over.
Below are just some of the quotes regarding William Strunk Jr’s book;
“Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It’s as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility.”
― The New York Times
“No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume.”
― The Boston Globe
“White is one of the best stylists and most lucid minds in this country. What he says and his way of saying it are equally rewarding.”
― The Wall Street Journal
“The book remains a nonpareil: direct, correct, and delightful.”
― The New Yorker
Does the type of praise these guys are giving for this book inspire you to create your own piece of history or does it spur you on to finish that book?
The lonely hours sat at a computer when that word target seems to be a zillion miles away. The people doubting you, questioning how on earth YOU are qualified to even write a book. I can thoroughly recommend “How to Write a Saleable Book” which you can currently get for FREE by clicking this link .. Mention Gary sent you!!
My challenge to you if you are still in the process of writing is to make sure you go on to finish your book, or start your next… You can do it and are worthy of doing so. The very fact that you are a site such as this proves this enough to me.
I had some correspondence once I had finished my book from Nicholas Boothman who said to me that “Life will change in ways you will never imagine”– which I totally agree with…..All through writing a book!!
Over to you…..