I’ve heard of the young adult novel, “Before I Die” by Jenny Downham, but haven’t read it. I’ve also heard of the “Before I Die” walls that have appeared around the world, but I never saw one until a few days ago. I went to the Burroughs-Chapin art museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C. where a “Before I Die” wall was on the grounds, and visitors were invited to write on it. My friend and I didn’t, but, of course, we talked about our bucket lists.
People consistently tell me they want to write a book, and almost 100 percent of them want to write a novel. I’ve been in, and continue to be, in writers’ groups that promote the idea. I say “Do it!”
Most people don’t understand the intricacies of writing a book, especially writing a book that sells. With ebooks and self-publishing it’s easier to get a book in print. If this is your “Before I Die” wish, check out these Web sites.