I get it. You’re ready to write a book, your bestseller right now. You have read or heard of writers who had never written a thing before and yet scored with a million-seller on their first try.
Throttle back, the stories are not always as you see them. Behind the amazing stories are years and months of struggle on what to write, how to write. Those stories become big news because they are so rare. Don’t bank on winning the lottery. If you want your book (and your message) to go anywhere, make sure you do the following first:
- Studied the Craft
There is nothing like writing something new anymore. Any inspiration you have to write on in already written down in another person book but it can be in another style of writing and another scope of inspiration. People won’t forgive your trial and error. So your best bet is to follow proven methods.
Read books, I repeat read books. Fill your intellectual capacity with information. Download and learn from other people’s material.
Make sure you have a good knowledge of what you want to write about
Beloved, there are books everywhere, if you will get your book in front of people to read, you must provide a well informed and detailed book. Any time, I see a new book, even if I’m not opportune to read it, I will surely glance through it looking at book format, layout, style of writing. Take the time to learn what you’re doing. You’ll thank yourself later.
- Plugged Yourself into a Community of Writers
Think you can do it alone? Then you’re a better writer than I.
Almost every traditionally published author I know is surrounded by a helpful community. How else would they deal with things like:
- Wanting to quit
I’ve written a few books, yet I often wonder whether I can finish the next one. At this stage for me, community means knowing I can be encouraged by colleagues whenever I need it.
When you’re starting out, another pair of eyes on your work can prove to be invaluable. Ten pairs of eyes are even better.
As simple as the above points sounds, if you don’t follow them, becoming an established author will be a mountain so difficult to climb for you.
Now you are ready to write your first book.
2 Methods of Writing
To become an established author is the goal of every writer and likewise writing a book is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you will ever do.
Every writer is gifted with her own way of writing a book. Some like to pump out hundreds of pages of rough drafts, others deliberate over each and every word put to paper. As you develop a taste for writing, you will soon discover a method that works for you. But for absolute beginners, this post should serve as a good starting point.
Method 1: Writing your thought daily
The easiest way to writing is writing down your thoughts daily and collating them together after a period of time. For example is writing on your thought daily on your Facebook. At the end of the 30 days, you will combine those thoughts together and make a book out of it. The Good news is you can even sell it.
- You can start out by daily writing down your thoughts about the subject matter you have chosen. You may go a step further to post them on Facebook.
- For example, 30 days of writing will give you 30 pages (based on the number of words written), now that gives you 60 or more pages in book format.
Method II: Detailed Writing
This is the traditional way of writing a book and most importantly it’s a method to be used in dealing with broad subject matter. This method details with focusing on a subject matter in order to present a broad and detailed work to the people.
In the next post, I will be dealing with How you write, put those pieces together and form a book.
Learn How To Write A Book In 30 Days (Part 3)
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