Before all other abilities, authors have the ability to envision the book they want to write. In other words, they have a vision, a creative dream.
They also have the ability to care about their book dream so much it fuels the patience, perseverance, and focus they need to make it a reality.
These four authors can tell you how they realized their creative vision. What the steps were. What it takes. What it gives back.
And perhaps their dream will inspire yours.
He had seen it all, before leaving corporate America to start his own training firm. But he found that launching a very successful leadership seminar wasn’t enough: he wanted to reach more people with his message of how integrity in leadership yields credibility. And so, after researching both his content and the actual process, he wrote a book. Click here for George Brymer’s Author Profile.
In college, he became obsessed with suspense movies featuring unlikely heroes, and later consumed mystery novels by the dozen, all while thinking, I want to do that. Decades later, running his own company wasn’t as alluring as his dream of writing mysteries. So he began a trilogy of books featuring an unlikely hero. Click here for Andy Greenwood’s Author Profile.
When he retired as a world-renowned radiologist at age eighty-eight, he knew it was time to write his memoir. He had lived through World War II in exile from his native Austria after the Nazis came to power. And he was the only European-born member of his large family still living. In memory of all those who perished during the war, he would write about that time and how, as a young man, he found his way in the world alone. Click here for Hans Herlinger’s Author Profile.
After completing a long percussion residency, she asked herself, What big project can I tackle now? In the back of her mind, she’d long considered a book about her teacher and friend, the internationally revered marimbist, Keiko Abe. Now was the time, she decided. Without further ado, she went to work. Her confidence was based on years of experience as an entrepreneurial timpani designer, who also produced one-of-a-kind, copper-smithed kettle drums. It prepared her for what was to come. Click here for Rebecca Kite’s Author Profile.