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two things I have always been interested in writing a book on my life story.  due to the unbelievable events in my life child abuse, etc etc etc.  

secondly  would like to write a book on my condition as there is no book in this country on it and the haemophillia society is campaigning to raise awareness as it is costing people there lifes in childbirth.  could you please tell me what to do is it worth it will it sell.  anything i need to know. As i havent a clue but most people have been telling me for years to do either.  and I would really love to do it. especially raising awareness to help others

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Hello Veronica:

So you want to write a book about your life and your disorder. That's wonderful, and I am flattered you asked me for help.

Unfortunately, to answer your questions properly would take a whole shelf of books. I have no idea whether such a book(s) would sell, it depends on factors which are out of my control, and yours, as well. Like all beginning authors, you will be writing "on spec," which means putting aside such questions as "is it worth it?" (If it's worth it to you, it's worth it), and "Will it sell?" and concentrating on writing the best you are capable of.

Here's a hint, though: A good writer makes sure her writing contains no spelling/usage mistakes. The best writers are proud of the writing they send out, and the skills they learned to support it.

I hope this helps. If it does, a nice rating would be greatly appreciated. I am proud of my high score over 1,000 questions.

And good luck with your writing!

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I can answer questions about the elements of fiction and non-fiction writing: how to get started, writing techniques, re-writing, etc. I will NOT write for you, do critiques except from my website at http://pygmypress.com, or give you ideas. I will not answer home-or-schoolwork questions in any category. If English is your second language, please say so, and I will make an exception. Please submit no more than one or two questions at once, as I tend to go into detail in my answers.

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I wrote my first book in 1957 and have been writing and studying writing since. I have a BA in Written Communications, and have taught writing both privately and through adult education for 15 years. Have also edited (fiction books) for an online publisher and edited/wrote more than 100 articles for a teen sex education site. Currently writing web content and mentoring beginning writers.

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