Tell Your Story and Write The Book You Want to Read
Writing is an art and a science.
I always like to say that writing a book is like baking chocolate chip cookies. All you need is the right recipe.
At the same time, writing a book is a very personal, creative process that pushes you beyond your limits and anything you thought yourself capable of.
Maybe you already know your book topic.
Maybe you don’t.
Perhaps you’ve started writing a few pages, or even a few hundred pages.
Or, you’re still struggling to pick up the pen and get started.
Wherever you are in your phase of writing, or even if you’re in the thick of a writer’s block, you’ve come to the right place!
Writing isn’t a black or white process, and doesn’t look the same for any two people. Some like to type on the computer, others like traditional pen and paper. Many people cobble their story together from bits of scrap paper and scrawled notes on the back of crumpled receipts. Others are meticulous and have a labeled filing cabinet of all their writing.
As you start to get more serious about becoming a published author, consider a few of my favorite tips.
If you’re writing a personal story, ask yourself the lesson you want to share, or how you overcame an obstacle, and how others can do the same.
What actionable advice can you share?
Personal anecdotes are great, but they’re even better when you leave the reader with tangible solutions they can try themselves.
If you’re writing for your business, research if there are similar books out there.
If there are, how can you differentiate yours?
How do your unique experiences make your book different than what’s already out there?
The point is, we are all unique and no two people have lived the same life!
What legacy do you want to leave even long after you’re gone? Think about the people you admire most in life. What makes them so special?
For me, it’s my kids, my husband, my parents, the Ziglar community, my amazing Book Bounders! All these people have left a unique and influential impact on me, and all for different reasons.
What will be yours?
In your process of writing the actual book, don’t forget about your bio!
First-time authors don’t typically have the luxury of already being known by a large readership. Adding a short about-the-author bio to your book will certainly help. But you should also do a little self-promotion and branding online by using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (among other social media networks).
Or, write a blog! You can even start with a guest post on a peer’s site, and link it to yours.
The more your name is visible, the more people will have access to YOUR BOOK! And, that’s what it’s all about — sharing your story with the world!
Decide if you want to:
Writing a book will guarantee your story gets into the hands of those who need it most.
Take the first step and join us at Book Bound By The Sea!
My 3-day live event takes place on January 25-27, 2019 in SUNNY Destin, Florida.
The world needs to hear YOUR STORY! No more excuses… it’s time for YOU to BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!