Hey, how’s it going? I’m Pat Marcello and I’ve written 10 books for publishers like ABC-Clio, Lucent, and Andrews-McMeel. I haven’t been writing for magazines or writing books for years, but I do write every day. I am a writer. And I have writerly thoughts all the time — some twisted, some normal. And so, I’d like to share a little of each¬†with you. Enjoy!

Writing Books: How to Know What to Include

Writing a book is tricky. You have so much research, and well... You aren't sure what you need and what you can do without when you look at it in a big heap.  It can make you crazy and scare you from writing at all. But don't let it! As you're reading the first book...

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The Marcello Method for Research Organization

Today, I'm just going to boil down the steps I take to organize research when writing a book: Buy a 4-5" 3- ring binder Insert tabbed index sheets with broad categories that apply to my work Print out everything I find from reliable sources on the Internet Highlight...

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The Excitement Guide to Research Organization

OK, OK... I know you're like, "What so exciting about research, especially organizing it?" Well, some of us like that. Really. I love it and have my own special means of organizing everything I find. I'm sure there are other ways, and maybe even faster ways, but the...

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