It can feel like a long, winding road from book idea to publication.

In this week’s episode of So You Want to Write a Book, we’re taking the long view of your book writing journey and examining the main steps from idea to publication. How long will it take you from the initial idea to holding your book in your hands? What are the main decision points along the way and where do they occur on the journey? How much time do you need to commit to your book project—and how are you going to find that time?


This mini-show is for aspiring authors and readers, and for everyone who cares about being a good literary citizen.

My goal is to break down the complex process of becoming an author so that you can finally write the book that’s been nagging or tugging at your heart. Even if you never plan to write a book, I’ll share tips that will help you become a more informed reader or a more effective writer in your work life.

So take out your pen and notebook (okay, your phone or laptop!) and let’s get started!

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So You Want to Write a Book is produced by The Candy Factory Collective at the Candy Factory Coworking Campus in Lancaster, PA. Production support by Anna Tran and Jason Mundok. Administrative support by Anne Kirby, Arianna Henderson, and Krisha Martzall.