you making book writing mistakes that may stamp S.I.L.L.Y. on
your book? If you're anything like me when I began writing books,
you could be making mistakes so simple that you feel downright
be embarrassed; the truth is we've all been there. Now you can
put a stop to any S.I.L.L.Y. mistakes that hinder the success
of your book. Here are five book writing mistakes and how to
avoid them written into the S.I.L.L.Y. acronym. Put these principles
into action and receive ship loads more book sales and double
the success you were expecting.
Self-Absorbed Mistake. Oh,
I know what you're thinking, here she goes again. Yes, some
things are worth repeating. May
I be frank? Don't be so into yourself. Find out what your audience
needs help with before you write your book. Then write a book
that fills their needs. Your readers will give you much love
and buy everything you write. And better yet, your book will
connect with people now and in years to come. All because, you
decided to focus on what your readers want instead of what you
2. Ignorant Mistake. Stay in the game; don't
get lazy. I mean don't just write what you saw someone else
write including their sources. With any book you're working
on check your facts for accuracy. Learn from your successes
and failures; then share your experiences in your book through
stories. Pull from the overflow of your life and you will make
a stronger connection with your readers.
3. Leave Out Book Promotion Mistake.
Start sharing about your book before you finish writing it.
Simply put, book marketing is letting others know about your
book. Paraphrasing a famous philosopher, you don't plant a luscious
garden and watch it rot. Instead, you harvest it, feed your
family and share it with others. You are doing the hard part
of writing a book; now get a plan and share it with the world.
4. Lower Expectations Mistake. Many of us lower
our expectations for ourselves. Don't do that; raise the bar!
Be stricter on yourself than anyone else. Create a habit of
excellence. Expect to write to the finish. Expect to write an
excellent book that your readers will love. My vote says you
can do it. No one else has your unique voice and message.
5. Yawn Mistake. Even if your book is a simple
manual, do your best to write compelling copy. If you bore your
readers, they may fall asleep and never pick up your boring
book again. To write compelling copy, learn how to add engagement
tools to keep your readers connected. Add stories, case studies
and illustrations to help them apply your principles. Seek to
connect with your audience in a meaningful and interesting way.
you don't write a book filled with: benefits to your reader,
accurate information, passion points, high expectations and
compelling copy your message may never reach the readers it's
destined to reach. Avoid writing a S.I.L.L.Y. book filled with
the mistakes above; capture the interest of your audience and
get your book read. Best wishes for your book project!
Additional 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
books and collecting movies especially girlie movies...More
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