Have you ever wanted to write a book?
There are hundreds of people who have said to me that they want to write a book and only a fraction who actually do. Yet, technology is making it easier than ever to write and self-publish your book all the way to the best sellers list.
With a best-selling book under my belt, a handful of co-authored books published, another book in the works, and author of an ebook with thousands of downloads, I’ve learned a thing or two about writing and marketing books.
If you have dreams of writing a book, there are three important points to keep in mind to make your dream of writing your book and becoming a best selling author a reality.
Step 1: Keep a Writing Journal
There is only one person in the way of you not getting your book into the hands of those who need it most. That person is you.
If you think your book idea isn’t good enough, think again. Simply start by keeping a journal. Jot down your ideas, thoughts, or experiences when they happen. When you write down your ideas, you’re taking that first step in making your dream a reality. You don’t always have to write down your ideas either. Keep a digital recorder handy so that when you think of an idea or have an experience in life that illustrates a point you want to cover in your book, you can record it on the spot.
Step 2: Know the Why
The first question to ask yourself isn’t how your book is going to get noticed. The first question to ask yourself is why do you want to write a book?
Your why is one of the most important questions you need to answer. It will keep you inspired throughout the entire process of writing your book. It’s also the first question many interviewers, broadcasters, and radio show hosts will ask you when they interview you once you launch your book.
Your why should be bigger than yourself. When you tell others your why, it should inspire them.
When asked the question of why you want to write your book, many people respond that they have a compelling life story. I’ve also heard that others say that other people have encouraged them to write about their life.
That’s great and here’s the bad news: A lot of authors have a compelling story.
To make your book stand out, your book needs takeaway value. What is the compelling message or theme that no other book has captured?
When I was writing, Me, Myself, and Why? The Secrets to Navigating Change, I realized there were a lot of books that discussed the theory behind navigating change. Instead of focusing on the theory, I decided to give my readers practical tools to build a life they love regardless of their circumstances. In addition, I included thought-provoking questions that they could ask themselves about their own life. The book focused on the reader’s discovery about their own life rather than prescriptive.
To this day, I receive letters and emails from my readers who use my book as a resource guide. Whenever they experience a particularly challenging life event, they return to the Self-Reflection Questions at the end of each chapter to guide them through options or shift their mindset.
Since they also use the built-in tools in the book, they read and apply the questions differently depending on what they are creating in their life. Instead of purchasing another self-help book, they purchased a book that has staying power in their life’s journey.
3. Take Action.
Becoming a best selling author is part of a systematic process. To be successful, you have to go beyond just thinking about writing your book. You must take action.
One of the best ways to get started is to imagine a reader has just finished the last sentence in your book and closes the book. Write down what you want your reader to feel, think, and do once they finish reading your book.
The next steps are all up to you.
If you’re inspired to take action today, I invite you to consider joining us for the Best Seller Profit System Mentoring Program and Workshop on Thursday-Friday, November 7-8, 2019.
Register today with Sponsorship Code: BSPS112019.
Remember that the deadline for using the Sponsorship Code for the Best Seller Profit System Mentoring Program is Friday, November 1, 2019.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the writing process, the live workshop, as well as the framework and built-in live one-on-one mentoring will guide you through the process of writing, marketing, and launching your book.