Everyone desires to write a book. Few ever accomplish the task. Yet, blogging is one of the best ways to begin writing your book.
Writing a book doesn’t have to be rocket science, but so many make it difficult and thus give up on the project altogether. I have the perfect way for you to begin writing your book, and these simple steps will help you get there.
So how can you begin writing your book in 5 simple reasons? Keep reading and you’ll soon find out.
1. Find your idea.
When I began writing my second book, I used this blog to help me work out the kinks. But before you begin writing your book, you must nail down your idea. Without that one, life changing, idea you won’t have anything to write about. My encouragement, don’t write anything, write the one story you know will change lives.
You could start writing about anything, but a great book begins by first developing your idea and knowing where you’re headed from beginning to end. This is where developing a simple outline comes into play. For me, I write down the chapter titles to help me formulate the direction of my next book. Come up with that one idea, and you’ll have something to share with the world.
2. Break down your book into bite size chunks.
If you’ve read any of my posts about writing a blog, I mentioned that a typical blog post should be around 500-700 words. That’s not saying you can’t have 1,000 word posts, but these posts should be few and far between.
Each chapter of a book ranges from 2,000-3,000 words. This would give you 4 blog posts a week to publish. Think about the possibilities. Each week you’d be able to leave your readers on a cliff hanger. It could bring you new and loyal readers.
3. Give your readers a chance to have input.
The best part about blogging your book, you can play with your ideas and see what’s working and what’s not. Imagine, you’ve written a scene for your new novel, but readers don’t respond. Or you write two contrasting scenes, and ask your audience to pick one. No matter what you do, your audience can help you write your book–one they’ll want to read.
4. Remain consistent.
One thing you’ll hear over and over from bloggers, is remain consistent. This doesn’t mean you have to write daily, it can mean writing weekly. But the fact remains, the more consistently you write, the more your readers will show up to read.
5. Don’t stop until your ready to publish.
The best part about blogging your book, you can tell a whole story. You may wonder, “if I blog my book, why would anyone buy it?” It’s simple, your story will be in one place, between the cover of your book. Because a blog allows your to play with your story, you can hold back and encourage people to buy your book.
The possibilities are endless what you can do to write your book. You can sample your chapters. You can explore ideas. You can express how your thoughts are going to play out for your readers to see.
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