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I want to write a book for the first time .      A book on Women ,something like "My grandmother-my mother -and ME ,examining changing attitudes ,on work /economy /sex /relationships,for the last 100 years
         Iam afraid that it is an issue that you need a PHD in Sociology .How can i deal with that ? Iam considering to buy  books on this issue from Amazon to see their patterns.....What kind of resources should i use........
         Any advice from your prespective would be so valuable ....thank you  

Dear Anna,
Thank you for your questions. A book on changing attitudes over 100 years sounds like a good idea. Usually, a book comes to the writer in the form of a seed, or a flash. You see the whole book in your mind at once. Even though you can conceive the book in one second, it may take years to unravel and write the thing. Some people think the inspiration comes from God, or the Universe, or from your own subconscious mind. It is a form of divine inspiration and so it's best to accept the assignment and try to fulfill it. Now, how to fulfill such a big order when you don't have a Ph.D. in sociology, or when it just seems like so much work!
I know, i've been in the same situation. All authors go through a phase of feeling inadequate, but you have to start somewhere.
I suggest that you get a wire notebook and a pen and just start to write out your idea. Whatever is in your head, just write it all out. Don't worry about your style or your outline, or anything, but just write as though you are writing a letter to someone. Perhaps someone who will come generations from now in your family tree.
Your story might turn out to be a book that is published and read by  many people, or it may turn out to be a memoir that you publish yourself for your children (and their children). Either way, your writing is valuable. Worry about doing research and getting Ph.D.s later! Just write it.
Later on, once you have some pages written, please contact me again and we can talk more about where to go with it.
I hope this helps you get started.

P.S. My page for writers might give you some further resources. Please note it down again in case you want to contact me later, in case i'm no longer on AllExperts, or if it goes off the air, or something.

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Nori J. Muster


Writing and publishing books, including e-books.


I have been writing for publication since 1981, including years as a staff writer, associate editor, editorial writer, and freelance reporter. At this time, I have eight Kindle books for sale at

Lakes of Tempe Authors, Tempe, Arizona

Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement
Dreaming Peace: Your Thoughts Can Change the World
Cult Recovery Handbook: Seven Paths to an Authentic Life
Child of the Cult
Learning to Flow with the Tao: The 64 Hexagrams of the I Ching
Positive Quotations: Wisdom from the Master Mind
Collected Writings: Five Books by Nori Muster
Noriland Art Gallery: Secrets from the Vault
Spiritual Summer and Other Short Stories

UCLA Extension Writer's Program, 1988 - 1994
Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Oregon University, 1991

Awards and Honors
USA Today, Los Angeles Times, BBC World Services Focus on Faith, BBC Sunday Programme,, Glamour Magazine, Portland Mercury News, W-Five TV (Toronto), Publisher's Weekly, Boston Phoenix, San Francisco Chronicle, ABC TV News - 20/20, ABC radio, Associated Press, The Age (Melbourne),, The New York Times, Religious News Service, Dallas Morning News, Columbia Journalism School, Whole Life Times (Los Angeles), Toronto Sun, the John Dayle Show (KFYI AM, Phoenix), the Eliot Stein Show (syndicated radio and Internet broadcast), Discovery with Josh Wagner (KKUP, 91.5 FM, Santa Clara, California), KOGO (News Radio 600, San Diego), Jupiterís Girl syndicated radio show, Lakes Log.

Book Reviews:
Publisherís Weekly, Feminist Bookstore News, Yoga Journal, New York Post, Choice Magazine, Boston Herald, Nexus (Colorado), Gentle Strength Times, Coastlines (UCSB alumni), Theology Digest, Nova Religio, Rapport, India West,,

Book Signings:
Prescott College reunion; Gentle Strength Co-op, Tempe; Different Drummer Bookshop, Laguna Beach; L.A. Times Toastmasters; Biltmore Plaza Border's Books, Phoenix; Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Los Angeles; Health & Life Enrichment Expo, Pasadena; Sacramento Reads book festival, and others.

ISKCON World Review, Van Dhal Publications, Gentle Strength Times, Arizona Woman, Lakes Log, ICSA Today, Cultic Studies Review, University of Illinois Press, Kindle,,, Apple Books, and others.

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