27 min

When Passion Leads to Publication with Terry Gainer - Episode #4 Sharing Stories with Helen Rose

    • Society & Culture

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.

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.

27 min

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