you making mistakes that stamp S.T.U.P.I.D. on your book? If
you're anything like the writer you could be making some simple
mistakes that will block the success of your book. No worries;
now you can put a stop to any S.T.U.P.I.D. book writing mistakes.
Here are 6 mistakes and how to avoid them written into a S.T.U.P.I.D.
acronym. Put them into action and receive boat loads more book
sales and double to triple times the success you were expecting.
Selfish Mistake. New and experienced authors alike
make this mistake over and over again. They focus too much on
what they want to write instead of finding out what their audience
Don't be self absorbed. Discover what your targeted reader wants
or needs help with. Then write a book they read from front to
back and tell all their friends about. They will love you for
it and read everything you write. To top it off, your book will
make you famous and sell beyond your wildest dreams. All because
you put aside what you wanted to write and gave your audience
what they wanted to read.
Too Long Mistake. Fast paced technology competes for
book readers' attention. According to the National Endowment
for the Arts reading has been in decline over the last decade.
The overall findings say Americans and even people worldwide
are reading less than ever. Millennium readers want information
in a quick and easy to read format. If you are long winded,
you may be boring as well. You might not get another opportunity
to capture the attention of your readers. So write a short book
and make it count.
Shorten your sentences and paragraphs to get started writing
a compelling book. Your book writing coach shudders to think
about all the long boring books that are on the market these
days. So, slash your big book into 2 smaller books and began
to pull your readers in like a magnet to read your work.
3. Unprofessional Mistake. Professionalism
inspires your readers to trust you. In a like manner, un-professionalism
damages your credibility as an author. When your readers can
expect a quality well written book to educate or entertain them
they will look forward to reading everything you write.
Stick to your good writing habits. Stay professional.
Create a professional looking blog or website to sell your book.
Do your best with your sales copy or simply hire a copywriter
to put your best foot forward. Avoid careless errors. Use simple
self-editing techniques to write copy with fewer errors. Then
get feedback from your peers or a professional. Don't relax
until your well written book is well-edited.
Pompous Mistake. Use simple language. Avoid technical
jargon that may confuse your readers. Aim for seventh and eighth
grade level communication. Write your book in an active voice.
Cut the passive voice as much as you can.
Don't bog your readers down with schoolbook terms and stuffy
language. Choose words like caution instead of admonish or get
instead of garner. Become a friendly mentor offering advice
and results oriented tips inside your book and more people will
be drawn to you and your writing.
Ignorant Mistake. Continue educating yourself in your
field. Read for pleasure and read to stay informed in your industry.
I believe all reading is good; it keeps your mind alert and
aware to new ideas.
With any book you're working on check your facts for accuracy.
Don't just take someone else's word for it. Live your life to
the fullest; learn from your successes and failures. Then share
your experiences with your readers in your book. Write from
the overflow of your life and you will make a stronger connection
with your readers.
Dud Mistake. Get rid of dud (failure, flop) writing.
Dud writing will show up in your book title, chapter titles,
headings, bullet points and even your lists. It will make your
writing dull, flat and boring. If you're guilty of dud writing,
your reader may fall asleep, wake up and never come back to
finish reading your boring book.
Fire your dud titles and hire sizzlers that bring attention
to your book's content. Sizzler titles and headings will reach
out; grab your audience by the eyeballs and compel them to read.
They will pull your reader in for the read with curiosity, shock,
humor, perplexity or a big claim that delivers inside your book.
smart book writing that gives your audience what they want:
short and compelling, professional, simple, educate or entertain
them, your message may never reach the audience it's destined
to reach. Avoid the S.T.U.P.I.D. mistakes above; capture the
interest of your audience and get your book read. Best wishes
for your success as an author!
Additonal Book Writing Help?
Brown, known by many as the Book Coach, “teaches
experts and professioals who are impacting the world how
to uplevel their message and mission with a saleable book.”
Using her signature book 'Write Your Best Book Now' and
writing course '100 Days To A Book', she is practicing
what she preaches. She enjoys reading novels, writing
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