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Expert Advice on the Book Writing Process

July 23, 2020 (Last Updated September 22, 2020)

Marcy G.

We all experience writer’s block occasionally. How do authors break through the block, get inspired and outline a book writing process?


Learn from the experts. Here are some sources we recommend to help you on your path to becoming a successful writer.


Read Books About Writing

There are many books about writing that can help you improve your craft. Here are a few excellent examples:


On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinsser

This book offers essential advice and insights from a notable writer. Applicable to a variety of writing topics, this book can help you learn how to write and how to persevere when writing gets tough.


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Stephen King is one of the best-selling authors of our time. Who wouldn’t want a look inside his writing process? This book provides a personal background of the author and taps into how he stays motivated as a writer.


The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life by Fred White

This book is a good source for those who find it difficult to fit writing into their daily routine. The 366 meditations each address a specific aspect of writing, along with a reflective exercise.


Listen to Podcasts About Writing

Podcasts have become a very popular medium due to their accessibility. There are podcasts about nearly any topic, including writing.


This writing podcast list compiles 33 podcasts about writing, including topics like grammar tips, writing encouragement, writing coaching and more. If you’re looking for something to listen to that will inspire your writing, give one of these a try.


Use Writing Prompts

If you’re looking for extra inspiration, writing prompts can get your creative juices flowing. Writer’s Digest offers creative writing prompts on their website. Follow 48 Hour Books on Instagram for #MondayMotivation posts and on Facebook for writing prompts.


When you find yourself experiencing writer’s block, remember these sources and draw on their expert advice. When you’re ready to self-publish your next book, partner with us.




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