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 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...read more
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...read more
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...read more