Are you serious about writing your
book yet? Let's be clear, if you haven't done at least two to
three of the five things listed below, you may not be serious
enough. But wait! Don't tune me out yet. You may just be like
me and a few others I know. I kept thinking and dreaming about
it. But not much happened; I gained no momentum that way. Then
I got serious and took a few tiny steps toward writing a manuscript.
Before I knew it I kept going and crossed the finish line with
a completed book.You can too; if you do what I did. Twelve books
later, I want to share a few things that helped get me started.
To write a non-fiction book manuscript that
you can be proud of, you need to set aside some time to write,
outline your book, write and above all enjoy the journey. Here's
some suggestions that will take it (your manuscript) out of
the thinking and dreaming mode and put it in the doing mode:
Stop stressing over editing and formatting.
There's no need to think about editing and formatting in the
beginning. The main thing to do at this point is write. Get
your words out of your heart and into a computer or onto paper.
When you are ready to format your manuscript to look like a
book, click here to read about how to format a manuscript.
Schedule 45-75 minutes a day to write your book.
I know you do the hard stuff all day long. You have a life,
a busy one filled with taking care of family, going to work,
caring for aging parents or building a business. So, if you're
serious set up your writing time for five times a wee or just
weekends for 45-75 minutes per session. If you need extra help
writing a manuscript, consider the 100 Days To A Book http://bookwritingcourse.com
Organize your book using a linear outline or mind mapping software.
Some people really are able to write freehand with only a memorized
direction in their head. But for most of us, it helps to have
a map or outline to guide us to our destination. And most importantly
the outline helps keep us on track in the midst of a busy life.
An outline relieves the pressure to try and re-invent the wheel
with each chapter. For a non-fiction book, you can use a linear
outline method or mind mapping software to help organize your
Create the prescription pill.
Form a solution to your targeted reader's most vexing problem.
Or make a list of the top ten to twenty most pressing questions
and answer them each in great detail. Do this and your book
is set to become a popular resource in your field. As you do
the work of letting your fans, targeted readers and colleagues
know about your helpful book.
Enjoy the journey.
I hear my students say quite often, "I need someone to
make me write my book." I say, "No, you don't!"
The truth is that's wrong thinking. If you've been saying that,
I encourage you to get to know your WHY. Why do you want to
write your book? After finding out your why, relax and enjoy
the journey. It's gets so much easier when you can. Writing
a book that you know will help, inspire, teach or entertain
your readers can be a fun experience.
Don’t dream and think about writing a
manuscript anymore. Now is the time to just do it. Write the
non-fiction book you've been dreaming about. You can do it,
you know. Take my advice above and use the tiny tips to get
started writing your manuscript. I used the tips to get startedn
writing, completing and eventually publishing my latest twelve
books. Get started today in making your book dream come true.
From your book writing coach, best wishes for your book’s
to become an author? You can find the full list of book writing
tips along with 12 easy lessons and a growing list of bonus
reports along with other helpful resources in the Book Writing
Course at http://bookwritingcourse.com