Have you ever thought about writing a book? Is your imagination riddled with plot twists or maybe you’ve overcome challenges worth sharing and you want to show other people what is possible?
And maybe all you know for right now is that you want to write a book because you feel called to do it, or it excites to call yourself an author.
Either way, you’ve been procrastinating because
- you don’t know how to begin
- you worry anyone will read your book
- you don’t know how to get it published
Well, good news because I am going to share with you how to get going so you can stop just wishing and dreaming about a book and get it done!
Find your story
So, let me ask you, do you want to write a fiction or a non-fiction book?
Now that you have an idea of the genre, it’s time to brainstorm.
For fiction books, mind-map your story.
For non-fiction books, brainstorm ideas of the things you want to write about that you have lived through, experiences and maybe you want to teach.
Commit to writing
Now that you have a story to tell and know what you will be writing about, commitment will be key. how many words or pages a day can you and are you willing to write that doesn’t overwhelm your already existing life activities? Commit to that.
Now it’s time to start writing. Whatever you committed to, you need to start taking action. Plan and schedule, it into your week and stick with it. This, not the time to worry about perfection, grammar, and spelling. This is the time to make it happen.
Edit and proof-read your work
Once you have completed your story, it’s time to worry and work through the grammar and spelling errors. Print it out, and read it aloud to yourself. Or you can ask a friend to help you or maybe even hire someone to do this part.
Get it published
The world has changed and we no longer need to wait for rejection letters to our manuscript. Instead, we can self-publish our books through createspace.com or lulu.com and many other places that I don’t know about. The two I mentioned are the ones I use.
Now go and be off and write that masterpiece!
If you want some more guidance about how to write a book, there is a course in the Rebel Soul Connection just waiting for you!