START WRITING THAT FIRST WORD
To start writing a book, you need some form of commitment, but if you find yourself coming up with a list of reasons why you can’t commit to getting started on that book you say you dream of writing, you don’t want to write it badly enough.
Your book will never get written unless you write that first word, and if you don’t write that all important first word, there’s a good chance you don’t really want to write that book, even if you say you do.
Are you frighted of failure? Remember blank pages don’t get published!
WRITING A BOOK – Three types of people
- There are those who are going to write a book.
- And there are those who are not going to write a book.
- Then there are those who fail in their attempts to write a book.
As with most things in life, it’s not always those who complete a manuscript who are the most talented, the best educated or the most charismatic. The single most common trait among people who have written a book is. . . they didn’t give up.
If you are a quitter, you should choose something less complicated, frustrating and tedious than writing a book. The truth hurts.
Do you want to write a book? Really, really want to write a book! Then go for it, and don’t give up.
Who can Write a Book?
Anyone who can, even you, and you don’t need to be a grammar geek. You will probably know people who fancy themselves as an editor. Ask then to read your manuscript – when you’ve finished it of course, and flatter the rest of your friends to become a beta- reader. You’ll be surprised how people love being asked to do this important task.
Why Should You Start Writing?
As with most ventures, you should examine your motives. If you want to write a book to become famous, you may be disappointed. If you want to get rich quick, you’d be better off buying a lottery ticket.
But if you have a story that burns within your brain and you feel compelled to share with anyone who will listen, write it down. You have the beginnings of a book.
Develop Your Own Style
Developing your own style is important for you to stand out from the crowd. Write however you feel is right for you. That’s how you will create a uniqueness You’re the artist. Write any way you’d like. Nobody tells painters what to paint or singers what to sing. As an amateur, you have the freedom to choose your own way of putting your thoughts into words.
Always be yourself, and strive to be original. Read other’s book and take tips from them, but be brave enough to do it your way.
What do you have to lose?
What Should You Start Writing About?
The trick is to embark upon a writing road that sustains your interest and keeps you excited and engaged throughout the process. If you can’t wait to get down to work every morning and approach your composition with excitement and enthusiasm you are on the right track. If not, as the saying goes, don’t give up your day job.
Choosing a topic might be your most difficult choice. Whatever you choose, ensure you do your research, or your readers will think:
- You have no idea what you’re writing about.
- You either the lack the skill, preparation or sense to communicate.
- Your writing isn’t worth their time.
Pick something that brings out your passions. Sooner or later, the joy of writing will become a task, so choose something you’ll enjoy for the long bumpy ride to your destination.
Start brainstorming and then, write. Write some more. And don’t give up.
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