12 Steps to Writing a Great Book in 30 Days

Category: SUCCESS Published: Thursday, 25 October 2018 Written by Life Coach Efosa Emovon


Success Advice


There has never been a better time to write a book. Just imagine, with a push of a bottom you can now publish your manuscript from the comfort of your bedroom and start earning money.There is no doubt, the internet has changed the way we perceive ourselves and live. Doing business and making money is never been made easier.

In fact, as I speak, innumerable people are resigning from their jobs to pick up a writing career because of the success stories pouring in from the publishing world.

If you have not heard of the latest goldmine [KDP] then you must be living under a rock. Fortunately, there is no Adams will that exclude you from getting a share of the bounty. If you have never thought of writing a book, you should start thinking of writing one today because it is one of the fastest ways of getting rich these days.

However, it should be understood that writing a book is no tea party. It is for this purpose this article was written to help you get started. Or don’t you want to get a share of the bounty? In case you are planning to become a writer then this post is for you. So want to write your first book huh? Let begin.

1. Put your imagination to use

It is important that you understand that as an inspiring author, your greatest tool is your imagination. You can, in fact, create empires with it in the world of your mind and make that empire visible. How you might ask! By simply, describing it with your pen.

The fact is writing is cheap if you are good at imagining things. To become an author, the first thing you must do is to put your imagination to use. It would be virtually impossible to write a book when you don’t spend the time to think and visualize things. .

2. Squeeze out time to read at least one book per week

To write one book you must read many books. If it is mystery novel you want to write, read ten bestselling mystery novels. And also try to read other genre of books as well in order to add flavor to your work. This is one of the greatest secrets of writing a good book.

3. Make a vow to yourself

Uncompleted manuscripts are lying beneath countless of beds today because many people started writing without first making a vow. Do you know that looking at your reflection eyeball to eyeball on the mirror every morning can straighten your stand on your resolve?

Splashing cold water on your face and considering yourself a failure each day you fail to write down something, can in fact, help to bend all your thoughts to your writing goal.

4. Give yourself a deadline

This is very important. There is nothing that kills a dream faster than procrastination. In short, delay is one of man’s biggest enemies. If you don’t set a deadline for yourself, you end up writing one book forever.

5. Put something on the line

To make number four effective you must implement number five. If you really want to write a book you must put something on the line in order to meet up to your deadline.

Example, promise yourself you are not going to do that which you love to do until you complete your book. This is one of the easiest ways to achieve any dream in life.

6. Stay motivated

There will be times when you will feel like deleting your manuscript from your computer or flinging it under the bed. However, if you want to complete your book you must stay motivated.

Motivation is one of the greatest secrets to achieving any dream in life. Research shows that 85% of rich people read two or more career-related or self-improvement books per month and, in fact, it works great for them.I highly recommend a book on "self-improvement" The Requirements For Riches. Use it to bulid a mind of success and to stay motivated.

7. Decide what the book is about

If you embark on a journey without a place in mind you will definitely get lost. To write a book, you must first sit down to think of what it is about.

8. Title your book

By titling it, you are telling people what it is about. In fact, you are advertising it. Remember, your book content must reflect your title.

9. Plan your book

A dream and a plan are like husband and wife without one success cannot be born. Pick up a pen and paper and draft out how you intent to write and complete your book. No matter how tasking your job is, try to set aside two to three hours each day to put down something. It is important to know the length and size you want your book to be, in order to set a daily word count goal.

.Novel: 50.000 words upward

. Novella: 20.000 to 40.000 words

. Novelette: 7.500 to 18.000 words

. Short story: 7.000 to 15.ooo words

If you can put down as little as 750 words each day, you will have twenty one thousand words in a month. It is perfectly okay for an eBook. Many authors believe an eBook should not be too long because people don’t spend all day reading online.

10. When you finish with a chapter read and edit before moving to the next chapter

By doing this you will get fresh ideas for your book. This will also help to increase your word count in each chapter and facilitate the whole process. If you finish writing a book before editing, you may be tempted to throw it under your bed or delete it from your computer.

 

11. What to do when you run out of immediate ideas

a. Drop your pen for a while and take a walk

b. Get yourself a glass of water, coffee or something

c. Take about twenty to thirty minutes to read a book related to the one you are writing.

This process helps to generate fresh ideas. Don’t continue to write when you run out of ideas because you won’t believe you wrote that shit the next time you read through your manuscript.

 

12. From time to time allow a fresh eye on your manuscript

 

  And when you are done don't forget to Get an editor to edit your work.

Hope this article was helpful?



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