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About this project

My name is Rachel. I'm an author, aspiring novelist, dedicated writer, freelance editor, and seventeen years old.

I wrote a book entitled The Wonder of Writing to help writers learn to write and publish their stories. I would like to self-publish this book, a workbook that correlates with sections of the text, and convert it into e-book format to reach as wide of an audience as possible.

This began as my Senior Capstone research project and evolved into the expansion of my dreams. The class required students to choose a topic of interest, write a 15-20 page research paper and then present it to the class. For my project, I decided to explore writing and publishing and how it is changing as our society transforms into a more technologically-advanced and dependent setting. My paper ended up being 44 pages, I interviewed noteworthy people involved in the industry, and I brought my entire project to life by turning all my knowledge into a published book. I may have overachieved, slightly.

Even the though the class has ended, I’m nowhere close to stopping.

This second edition of the book that I desire to self-publish is revised and expanded. This book teaches how to brainstorm ideas, start an outline, write consistently, revise effectively, query agents, and choose the right area of publication for the specific work. I desire to share this book with the world so my experiences, research and opinions can inspire and assist others in their writing and publishing adventures.

I’ve also decided to create a workbook correlating with sections of the text. The workbook is an interactive way to get aspiring writers jumping into the process of writing instead of just processing content. It will also give veteran writers a unique and different approach to their current writing process.

Since I’m self-publishing, I have to pay the cost of printing upfront. The funding goal will allow me to purchase enough books and workbooks to get started selling online and locally. It will also cover the costs for converting to various e-book forms so it is compatible for multiple e-readers.

So, why should you donate? To help support a young author share her passion with you! Through the use of this book and workbook, I hope to encourage other young and aspiring authors to follow their dreams and better their writing practice. By supporting my aspiring author needs, you are supporting the future of aspiring authors everywhere, and igniting inspiration into their minds, as well as my own.

We are all continuously learning as we venture down the writing path with our passion, amazement and wonder of the written word. Join the adventure with me, my book, and workbook as a guide. At least leave feeling inspired, ready to embrace life and accomplish your dreams. That’s the least I could hope for.

If you haven’t looked at the rewards yet, there will be an exclusive limited edition printed for this Kickstarter Project only. This limited edition will include a bonus section detailing how to plan the marketing of your book.

The Supporting Young Authors Award Winners names will be featured in all the books produced from this production going forward, as well as listed on my website. This award is bestowed upon those who give generous support to encouraging the wonder of writing within the future of writers and authors.

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