You’ve got that idea for a book. You’re excited, it feels great, and you can’t wait to get started.
And then you realize, you don’t really know how to write a book… Where do you start?
Friend, I hear you! When I was writing my first book – before I was even writing it – I was so stuck it wasn’t even funny! Even with all my writing training (a degree in Creative Writing, attending workshops and conferences all over the world, years of writing articles) I didn’t know where to how to start.
Obviously, I did finally get started – and even finished. But I did everything backwards because I started in the exact wrong spot! I’ve made nearly every mistake in the book (ha! puns!) so I wanted to bring you three “how to write a book” tips to save you the lost time and extra stress I suffered.
1. Think about your big vision
For most of the authors I work with, the biggest vision is to change the world with their message. Not the WHOLE world – but an important part of it. And guess what? This is exactly where you should start!
What are your dreams for the book? Who do you want to touch? What type of fame or success do you want to see?
Really spend some time here, dreaming. Create this vision for your life after your book is published and held in your hands. This vision will keep you motivated when you feel like giving up.What is the big vision for YOUR book? It's the key to writing it! Click To Tweet
BTW: There’s no wrong answer here!
- Want to be on Oprah? DREAM IT!
- Want to have 100,000 people read your book? DREAM IT!
- Want to share a stage with your idol? DREAM IT!