For you to write the first word of a book or novel, finish it and get it published, you’ll need some form of commitment. But if you find yourself coming up with a list of reasons why you can’t commit to write the first words of your first book, you don’t want to write it badly enough.
Your book will never get written unless you write the first word, and if you don’t write that all important first word, there’s a good chance your dream isn’t strong enough and don’t really want to write, even if you say you do.
Are you frightened of failure?
We all fail at times, and if we learn from our failures, it can only be a good thing.
Remember blank pages don’t get published!
THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE
- There are those who are going to write a book
- And there are those who are not going to write a book.
- Then there are those who fail inth their attempts to write a book.
As with most things in life, it’s not always those who complete a manuscript who are the most talented, the best educated or the most charismatic. The single most common trait among people who have written a book is. . . they didn’t give up.
If you are a quitter, you should choose something less complicated, frustrating and tedious than writing a book.
I’m sorry, I know, the truth hurts.
Do you want to write a book? Really, really want to write a book! Then go for it, and don’t give up the DREAM. Plan now to write the first word of your first book – TODAY!
WHO CAN WRITE A BOOK?
Anyone who can, and has the DREAM, even you, and you don’t need to be a grammar geek either. If its grammar holding you back, find someone who fancies themselves as an editor, and use them to read your manuscript when your ready to edit. Ask and flatter the rest of your friends to become a beta- reader. You’ll be surprised how people love being asked to do this important task.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO WRITE?
As with most ventures, you should examine your motives. If you want to write a book to become famous, you may be disappointed. If you want to get rich quick, you’d be better off buying a lottery ticket.
But if you have a story that burns within your brain and you feel compelled to share with anyone who will listen, write it down. You have the beginnings of a book, and will soon be ready to write the first word of your new book.
WRITE THE FIRST WORD & DEVELOP YOUR OWN STYLE
Developing your own style is important for you to stand out from the crowd. Write however you feel is right for you. That’s how you will create a uniqueness. Write any way you like.
Always be yourself, and strive to be original. Read other’s book and take tips from them, but be brave enough to do it your way.
After all, you’ve nothing to lose and plenty to gain.
WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT?
The trick is to embark upon a writing road that sustains your interest and keeps you excited and engaged throughout the process. If you can’t wait to get down to work every morning and approach your composition with excitement and enthusiasm you’re on the right track. If not, as the saying goes, don’t give up your day job.
Choosing a topic might be your most difficult choice. Whatever you choose, ensure you do your research, or your readers will think:
- You have no idea what you’re writing about.
- You either lack the skill, preparation or the sense to communicate.
- Your writing isn’t worth their time.
Pick something that brings out your passions. Sooner or later, the joy of writing will become a task, so choose something you’ll enjoy, even when the going gets tough.
Start by brainstorming, pick a subject, outline your plot and then , write & write. And then Write some more. But above all, don’t give up.
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