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By Jim Dolbow
Vince O’Hara, author of Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940 – 1945, German Fleet at War, 1939-1945, and The U.S. Navy Against the Axis, shared with attendees at today’s USNI’s writing workshop his ingredients for success. According to O’Hara, the four ingredients for being a successful book author are as follows:
1. Passion. You need to care about something in order to write about it.
2. Work. Writing is work.
3. Self-confidence. Have the confidence in your work. Criticism is helpful.
4. Discipline. Make up your mind you want to do it. Then do it. Many good intentions never see the light of day.
I am inspired to write a book for the Naval Institute Press. How about you?