So in other words:
For writers who want to publish a book, the thought of uttering those words is a dream waiting to be explored. But for many, it never transfers to reality. For others, the discipline it takes to write a book eludes you.
Start with why Why do you want to write a book? Like Simon Sinek repeats, your why is what drives you. Why do you want to write a book? Is it as simple as introducing yourself as an author? Or does it go deeper than that?
For me, it was about showing my audience that my expertise goes beyond writing copy.
It was only three weeks, and I was on a mission! I also told friends what I was doing. My business accountability partner knew my mission and helped keep me on track by sending me messages on random days asking how my progress was going.
It pushed me to action when I was watching another episode of The Walking Dead! You could pick one week per month for three months, and stick to that. Planning, chapter outlines and research Day Schedule calls with them and get time on their calendars.
Use the minute technique Starting, by far, is the most difficult part of writing your book. Most people have little idea of what their book would be about, and put off starting until they find the one golden idea. A friend taught me a minute technique that I used on day one of my project.
By the end of 20 minutes, I had an overview of the messages in my book and how I would outline my chapters.
Set a timer for 10 minutes Take a pen and paper and answer the following question: What are ten key messages of my book? These will be your chapters! Once your 10 minutes is up, set the timer again for 10 minutes For each of your key messages chapterswrite three key outcomes for each chapter This exercise is incredibly simple and open, and allows you to explore exactly what the messages in your book will be.
It also draws on your gut instincts about your book. This technique forces you to expand on your idea. You can polish them later. This technique is here purely to help you commit to your ideas on paper. This is when discipline comes into play.
Luckily for you, The Write Life has plenty of resources to help you become more disciplined in your writing.
Here are some my personal favorites:Write course name, date, and topic at the top of each page. It feels great to show people my book, and enjoy the benefits it brings to my life and career." C.A. from Calgary, Canada "The Write a Book in a Week program gave me the perfect blueprint for starting on my book and seeing it through to the end.
How to write a book in two weeks is about how to write a NON-FICTION book in two weeks and get it published. Its a course meant for all those people out there who have 'an idea' bubbling around in their head, but yet they haven't quite got it down on paper yet, and they're just not sure where and how to start.
One thing writers hate doing but will inevitably have to do (one day or another, at least) is the Dreaded Synopsis. An agent may request it in his/her submission materials, or an editor might want it once your agent has you out on subs.
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