Now follow this steps to write your first book:
Step 1: Pick a Genre (What You write about)
- Picking a genre is the first step in writing a book. Don’t base this choice on what genres sell best, but what you like to read. In other words, write for yourself, not the market.
- Stephen King puts it best: “When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story. Your stuff starts out being just for you, but then it goes out.”
- Write from what interest you, your passion and what you are inquisitive about. At the same time, never forget your audience: Always put their interest and need before you
- You may not necessarily have all the details when you start out but make sure it’s something that you have interest in.
P.S. At this point, write down the title of the book you want to write on a book. In case you don’t know the title yet, write down the genre/subject matter you want to write about in the next 30 days
Step 2: Start from the End
Endings are the hardest part of any story. Most beginners start out strong but find themselves flummoxed by the time the ending draws near.
- I therefore advice that before you put a single word to paper, figure out how your story ends.
- This is the reason of writing the book. Have a clear picture in your mind.
Always have the all concept on ground (in your mind). Understand and know what you want to achieve, to which group you are writing.
Step 3: Make an Outline
Once you have your book scope firmly in place, start creating an outline of the plot. This is meant to serve as a very rough guideline to hold the plot in place. You don’t have to follow it word for word; feel free to improvise while you write.
Chiefly, the outline should:
- Give a brief overview of what happens in each chapter.
- They serve as the parts that form the main body.
Step 4: Write the First Draft
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed” – Ernest Hemingway
- The first draft is where you discover the story by yourself.
- As you write, you’ll find ideas, words and plots growing in directions you’d never thought possible. The outlines you wrote earlier will often be a guide in writing your book.
- This is a place for you to break the mold and push yourself creatively. Don’t bother being perfect; the faster you can jot down ideas on paper, the better.
Eventually, this rough collection of thoughts, ideas, and plotlines will come together into a comprehensible book – after due editing and countless revisions of course. For now, focus on writing – anything.
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Step 5: Rewrite And Rearrange
This is the part where most writers fail. Slinging out a rough draft is easy enough; turning that incomprehensible mess into something readers would want to read takes time, patience and practice.
- Ask sharp, pertinent questions – does the plot make sense? Is the writing crisp and creative enough? Is the story fun to read?
- Beginning to fix those jotted thought under the sub heading they should be.
- Don’t worry about getting every word right – you’ll take care of that during editing. For now, focus on pulling the rough ideas in the draft into a narrative that actually makes sense.
Congratulations – you’ve now written your very first book.