Who says you can't write a book? In his 70's, Terry’s passion for trains lead him down an unfamiliar path as he took on the task of writing a sentimental account of his early years in Banff, Alberta. His story begins in the beautiful Canadian Rockies at the Banff Train Station — his first real home.
From inspiration to publication, Terry brings us through the process of what it was like to write his first book, “When Trains Ruled the Rockies: My Life at the Banff Railway Station”.
In this episode:
How the renovation of a beloved landmark triggered the need for Terry to write (1:29).
Getting started: the struggle of knowing absolutely nothing about writing a book (3:36).
Research: finding facts, dates, and details on the history of tourism in Banff (4:39).
Writing: the hardest part of the process (8:15).
Discipline: establishing a routine (12:00).
Publishing: the art of writing a proposal and understanding the process (14:49).
Reality hits: the realization that a published book is on the horizon (18:49).
Write your book: key takeaways for the listener who wants to write a book (21:49).
What’s next for Terry? (24:27)
Connect with Terry
“When Trains Ruled the Rockies” is available through Rocky Mountain Books, Chapters/Indigo, and Amazon.ca on Kindle Edition or Paperback. If you would like to connect with Terry, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-gainer-22255b32/.
Connect with Helen
If you would like to connect with Helen to find out how she can assist in your writing journey, please visit www.thegiftofbeingpresent.com.