There are many people who are called to write a book, but they get overwhelmed at the thought of all that work or they don’t know how to get started, so they never write and publish the book. Writing a book can be hard and time consuming, but it will be worth it. So, if you have been procrastinating, don't continue to do so. Here are some simple steps to take to write your book.
Every story should have four basic story elements:
Give your book a title. It doesn’t have to be permanent or perfect at this stage. You can always change it later but starting with some kind of title gives you a better idea of where you want your book to go.
Next you want to create a book outline. A simple book outline is just as it sounds; keep it basic and brief. can be intimidating but it helps in getting the book completed faster. Not a detailed outline like what we did in school, but a general book structure with the main points that you want to discuss in the book outlined.
Often times I have gotten books from clients and the story is remarkable, yet there are no separations of chapters and in some cases no paragraph separations. I ask them to come up with an outline and separate the work into chapters something like this:
Putting together a structure for your book will help to keep your writing more focused. After putting your outline together create a deadline for each chapter. Commit to a daily writing schedule. Determine to write one chapter a week. Treat this time like a part time job and commit to write each day whether you feel like it or not. Following your outline will help to keep you on track.
Incorporate your notes into the proper area. You may not use all of them but having it written down will help with getting it out of your head, so you can focus on writing.
Stick to your commitment of writing every day and you could have your book completed in a few months.
Another option is to speak your story into a Speech to Text app. There are a few free ones that you can use:
I also provide light ghostwriting services to people who have the story, but no writing skills or time to write the book and to those who need help finishing or starting their manuscript? I prefer Christian and Non-Fiction works.
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