Get Started Writing a Book
What you'll learn
- Getting Started Writing a Book
- Getting Pencil To Paper (Or Fingers To Computer)
- Publishing Your Book on Kindle and Amazon as a book or ebook
- Motivational Strategies For Writing
- Be able to spend some time writing your story and follow simple technology instructions.
Have you always wanted to write your own book? Maybe you have a story to share, or something you have learned that you want to share with others.
In this course, you'll learn how to write, format and publish your eBook on the free Kindle Direct Publishing platform. You'll also learn strategies for gaining time in your life to be able to write. It's possible to complete an eBook in just a few days. My most popular book, "40 Ways To Make Money as a Musician" was written, uploaded and published in about three days. It was a shorter book and the material was developed over a lifetime as a musician. Most of my books have taken about 9 months working on them an hour or two a day.
Here are the lessons...
Video 1 Introduction
Video 2 Finding The Time To Write
Video 3 Brainstorm Ideas
Video 4 Motivation from “Papa Jimmy”
Video 5 Brainstorm Chapter Headings
Video 6 Writing
Video 7 Motivation 1
Video 8 Motivation 2
Video 9 Motivation 3
Video 10 Motivation 4
Video 11 Editing
Video 12 Design a Cover
Video 13 Create a KDP Account
Video 14 Marketing
Bonus Getting Ideas for Writing
PLUS there are pdfs to help guide you through the process.
I know you have a book in you. Get started learning - and writing - today!
Who this course is for:
- Those with a story or knowledge to share
There once was a little boy named Jimmy whose mom told him he could be anything he wanted…a policeman, a doctor, a lawyer, even the President of the United States. I exceeded all her expectations and became a music teacher!
I’m now a grown man with four kids (I married my high school sweetheart) and six grandkids. I love eating pizza, mountain biking, spending time with family, and long walks in the mountains holding hands (sorry, I reserve that for only one person, and it’s not you). My shoe size is 9.5 but please don’t send me any shoes…I’ll tell you more about that in a minute.
I teach middle school music at a Title I school, still finding time to speak, write, and podcast.
Now for the boring, adult stuff…
I earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College in Maine and received my music education from the Army School of Music. I served in the Army Band for 10 years in Virginia, Japan, and Colorado. I earned a teaching license from Western State University in Colorado and completed a master’s in music education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I believe in the value of life-long learning!
Member of the following:
Colorado Music Educator’s Association
American School Band Directors Association
Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy.
My life-long goal continues to be to ACT MY SHOE SIZE, NOT MY AGE
- Adulting 101: 40+ skills every young adult and teen should know (coming soon)
- Music, Instruments, and Science
- Get Started Writing a Book
- 30 Days of Motivation
- 40 Ways to Make Money as a Musician
- Your Now Doesn't Define Your Future
- How To Make It In The Music Business Workshop
Books by James
I Cannoli Imagine: My Italian Life
Forgive: One man’s story of being molested…
40 Ways To Make Money As A Musician eBook
Go Ahead, Make My Day: 39 Ways To Make Someone’s Day eBook
A Stroke of Bad Luck
50 Cheap Dates - and Why You Should Take Them