When you start writing your first draft, just write!
Today, with my partners Barrie and Ron, I opened a free video training series on self-publishing your own book. This 3-part series shows you how to write, publish, and market your book.
The statistic is surprising because so few people actually do. Of those who do write a book and attempt to publish through traditional channels ie: That statistic alone is enough to turn away the vast majority of would-be authors.
Which is a shame. Because there are so many people who have important things to write about, things that could help and inspire other people.
You have a wealth of experience, interests, and ideas accumulated through a lifetime that other people could benefit from. Think about it for a minute. Think about what you know through your career, relationships, hobbies, and life challenges.
You probably take these things for granted, assuming no one would find them useful or interesting. There are people all over the world searching for the knowledge you could share with them. Good news future author: How to Achieve Your Writing Goals Self-publishing has changed the entire playing field, and now anyone who has a book inside of them can get it out, publish it, and sell it.
Self-publishing gives you the opportunity to present your book to the world, but you have to seize the opportunity by producing a quality book that people will want to buy.
Can you do that? Whatever self-doubts you have at the moment about writing and publishing a book, set them aside as you read through this post, and challenge yourself to make writing and publishing a book one of your goals for the year. This is often the hardest part for writers -- "What the heck do I write about?
Now go back through that list and pick topics that you would actually enjoy writing about. If you hate the topic, writing will be drudgery. Once you have a few possible topics, break those down into possible sub-topics.
For example, if you have an interest in sewing, sub-topics might include how to sew curtains or hand stitching.
You want your topic to be broad enough that you could write a series of books about various elements of it. This gives you the opportunity to build a catalog of books, and it gives your reader more bang for the buck with each book you write.
We explain exactly how to do that research in the free video series I mentioned earlier, so be sure to watch so you understand this critical part of the process.
This research can make or break the success of your book. You just need to be good enough to communicate what you have to say in a clear, concise, and interesting way. Write a "crappy first draft.
So with complete permission to write a crappy first draft, you can get started with these steps: Decide how much time you can devote to writing each day.
Break your topic down into possible chapters or sections, and then bullet point the info that will fit into each of them.Scholastic has been delivering literacy resources for kids and outstanding children's books to schools, teachers, and families for more than 90 years.
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EricLaw January 15, at pm. Permalink.. I’m surprised you *ended* with discussion of self-publishing rather than opening with it. It’s easier than it’s ever been, and if you’re willing to be a Kindle-exclusive, you can get pretty well-paid even if your book isn’t “purchased” by anyone (Amazon Prime holders borrow.
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