How to Write a Book: 5 Tips and Tricks

Feb 9 09:06 2015 Tanisha Williams Print This Article

Writing a book is no easy feat. However, if you have the confidence, passion and commitment, you'll reach your goal of becoming a self-published author.

If you’re considering writing your own book someday,Guest Posting you’ll need to familiarize yourself with some of the thoughts and efforts involved in the book writing process.  You will need to know the basics of how to write a book, and what it takes to finally publish your own copy. Here are 5 short tips to get you started: 

Have a plan

The genre of your choosing won’t matter as long as you have a plan that you intend to follow: (1) have an outline on how the book will flow; (2) think about the characters you will use, their names, their influence, and basically the role they will play in the book; (3) set a timeline set for completing the book; (4) determine the number of hours you’ll need to write every day in order to meet your completion goal; and (5) designate a specific time and location for writing, that is easy to commit to…and stick to it! 

Be a Good Story Teller

Tell a good story and you’ll give readers a reason to look for your book and read it. The market is saturated with books covering just about every topic imaginable, but don’t let that discourage you.  Telling a good story can catch the interest of readers and help you stand out from all the other books available. Learn from books written by other authors you admire then write something unique and captivating using the lessons you have learned.


Know Your Target Audience

Who are you writing for and what message are you trying to get across? These are two questions that you should take into consideration before you embark on writing a book. Defining and knowing your target audience will carve an easier path for selecting the tone of your book, the best language to use, the message to deliver and the steps of character development.  You absolutely cannot write a good book without knowing who you are writing for! 

Stay Motivated 

On your path to learning how to write a book, you have to stay motivated. There will be times when you will experience writer's block and you will feel like you need to stop. Do not let anything stop you from writing. Keep going even when you are facing obstacles. I guarantee that the satisfaction of publishing your own book, selling that first copy, and getting that first good review will outweigh the struggles you went through while writing. 

Believe in Yourself 

One of the reasons mot writers stop writing is because of the discouragements and rejection letters they get from publishers. There will always be that person who tells you that your book is not good enough, or someone who laughs at your ideas and tries to bring you down. Shut them out and continue writing! So what if you got a rejection letter.  It doesn't mean that you are not a good writer. All it means is that the person rejecting it didn't connect with the story. Keep trying and bear in mind that even the greatest writers got rejection letters when they were starting out. 

If you listen to those who know how to write a book, you will realize that it takes determination, persistence and hard work. If you have been thinking about writing your own book, don’t put if off any longer. Push yourself, make that first step and begin putting your ideas down on paper.  You will be surprised at how much easier it gets once you’ve made that first move towards your dream goal….A Published Author. 

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Tanisha Williams
Tanisha Williams

Tanisha Williams is the author of two non-profit e-books “501c3 In 12-Steps” and “Simple Internal Controls That Protect Your Assets”.  Her desire for more interaction with readers was the key inspiration behind the development of her latest business venture ChatEbooks (http://www.chatebooks.com/).  ChatEbooks, launched in October 2014, harnesses the strengths of social media in order to help authors and their readers engage and connect within the context of the selling/reading experience.

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