Writing a Book: Get Started the Easy Way

Want to write a book? Such a long project can seem intimidating. However, with the right planning, you’ll find it easy and enjoyable — it will make money for you as well.

You’ll find four tips to help you to write your book below.

Before we get started, here’s something you should know: writing a book is easier than writing articles for the same word count. A book is essentially a single idea, deliberately slanted, which you develop.

If you remember that your book is ONE idea, you’ll write a book which sells because it’s focused; you give your readers exactly what you promised.

Here are your tips.

1. Start a Blog — Readers Mean Potential

When you’re starting a book, start a blog. Whether you opt for traditional publishing, self-publishing or an ebook, you need readers. A blog lets you develop anticipation for your book, and a following. This following will help you to sell your book.

2. Writing Is a Journey: What’s Your Destination?

As I said earlier, a book is ONE idea, not dozens of them. Write a blurb (a brief description of 30 words or less) about your book. How will it benefit readers? Why would they read it? What does it provide?

Your blurb is your destination, and with your destination firmly in mind you won’t go wondering off the track.

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3. Sell Your Book As You Write It

New writers think sequentially: write a book, sell the book, market the book… Professional writers do it all simultaneously. Ideally, you’ll sell your book before you finish writing it, and your marketing should go hand in hand with your writing.

4. Blog for Validation and Respect

Not only does your book’s blog ensure that you have readers, it also gives you validation and respect.

You need validation, especially if you’re a new writer and are filled with self doubt. Respect will help you to take yourself seriously as a writer and to start thinking like a writer.

These tips will help you to not only write a successful book, but also enjoy the process too. Will you make money? Although no one can guarantee this, you’ll be as sure as it’s possible to be.

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her websites. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her business books have been widely published.