Wanna win a free book?

September 23, 2009 at 2:08 pm 5 comments

asylumcover_blogHey young writers! 

I’m honored to have new novelist, Adam Dustus, author of HighSchool Asylum, guest blogging on WriteLikeCRAZY this Friday, Sept. 25! And you can win his book!

 Adam has been writing fiction and poetry his whole life and shares his story of how to stay motivated by having goals for your writing.

 What are your goals for your writing? 

Do you want to see your name in print? Have a book made into a blockbuster movie? Maybe just improve your grades on school papers?  Well, it all begins with a goal.

Share your goal with us for a chance to win…

Wanna win Adam’s book, High School Asylum for free?  Then come back over to the WriteLikeCRAZY blog on Friday before midnight and post a comment telling us about your writing goals! One lucky winner will be randomly selected. Be sure to follow the rules posted on Friday!!!

You can also leave a question or comment for author Adam Dustus as he will be replying all day.

Can’t wait to “see” you there!

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The Authors are coming…the authors are coming! Guest Post: Author, Adam Dustus (win his book!)

5 Comments

  • 1. Michael Duvall  |  September 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    This is a great idea.. Good luck to you all.

    • 2. writerinspired  |  September 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you, Michael! Send your young writers here! ; )

  • 3. dustus  |  September 24, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks, Michael. Appreciate the encouragement! :)

  • 4. Anna  |  September 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Hi Adam. I like your advice about having goals for writing. I write for myself, but I think I may want to be an author one day too. My questions– How many hours a day do you work on writing a book? Does most of your writing time need to be dedicated to the book or can you still do other kinds of writing at the same time?

    • 5. dustus  |  September 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

      Appreciate the questions, Anna. So you think you might want to be a writer? AWESOME! Ever think about blogging? It’s great practice. Plus, you meet really cool people who love writing too—like Mary Jo :)

      Most days I write for about three hours (at various times of day). Sometimes I’ll be out at the coffee shop before dawn with my laptop. If I’m really “feeling the flow” of what I’m working on, then I might write for most of the day. Some days I work on a few different projects. It’s really simple to do by keeping a neat desktop and labeled folders.

      As for how long it takes to write a book… Well, most times longer than you expect; other times quicker than imagined. If it’s something with deadline, I begin far in advance and edit as often as possible until I run out of time.

      Enjoyed your questions :) Keep writing, Anna!


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