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iUniverse Kirkus Reviews award winner, Ejaz Naqvi on what it takes to be a published author

About iUniverse The Quran With or Against the Bible 3iUniverse author Ejaz NaqviEjaz Naqvi, MD, the bestselling iUniverse author of, The Quran: With or Against the Bible? is yet another of our authors to be named to Kirkus Reviews’ best books of 2013. When iUniverse Blog contacted him to congratulate him on this achievement, we asked him what it took to become a published author.

Here’s what he said:-

“If you have ever thought about writing a book, my one simple advice is this: do not procrastinate. The time to write a book is now- not next year or when you have “more free time”, because that “more free time” is an illusion. Here is a brief overview of what it takes to be an author.”

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2013Steps to take when you have decided to write a book

First of all. You need to ask yourself why you want to write a book. Many people have different reasons- you have a message and want to get your message out, you want to be viewed as an “expert’, or achieve fame, or for financial reasons. Perhaps you have the itch to put your thoughts into writing, and last but not the least, you want the book as a stepping stone to Hollywood. As we all know, many books have been transformed into successful movies.

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