Do you want to write a book, yet you are not sure how to get started. You may have some concerns that you tried before and after writing a few pages you got stuck and stopped.
Many new writers feel this way especially when writing a book is not the top priority because you are an entrepreneur with a busy schedule and writing a book is not the primary way you make money. You make your money with your products and services that you offer your customers.
If you have a published book out there you will be recognized as an expert in your field. You will attract new clients and build your business. This is what every business owner wants. More important, you have a great book idea that will help solve problems for your readers and potential clients and you are the expert.
For most new writers it is a lack of preparation, organization, good writing habits, and most important very little passion to write. Let’s get started and create some new good writing habits that will motivate you to write a book and keep on going.
- Know the purpose/theme of your book.
You probably know why you are writing a book. You should write your non-fiction how-to book because you have something important to say to your clients and readers. Know the purpose of your book. What are you going to persuade your readers to do or how can you solve their problems. Most important, you are confident that you can learn and find any information you need to write your book. You are passionate about your topic. Know about how much does it cost to write a book.
- Write about personal experiences.
Begin a notebook that has your personal stories in it that relate to the book you are writing. Or start a list of stories on your computer. Also collect success stories on how you solved your customers’ problems. Remember to get their written permission if you use their real names in your book. Your book will never be boring if it has lots of personal success stories and experiences in it. You could also use stories you read in the newspapers and business magazines – make sure you give credit and get permission to use them. Also talk to other people about your book. They may give you ideas and they will be your cheerleaders during your writing adventure.
- Write an outline of your book.
Now that you have a winning topic you must outline your book so you know where you are going. The more detailed your outline the easier it will be to write your book. Begin making a list of each chapter and what points you are going to cover in each. Whether you use a computer or 3×5 index cards to organize your chapters is up to you.