How to Write a Book: Simplified
So you want to write a book. Becoming an author can change your life—not to mention give you the ability to impact thousands, even millions, of people.
When you run out of ideas, when your own message bores you, or when you become overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the task, you’re going to be tempted to give up.
But what if you knew exactly:
• Where to start…
• What each step entails…
• How to overcome fear, procrastination, and writer’s block…
• And how to keep from feeling overwhelmed?
You can do this—and more quickly than you might think, because these days you have access to more writing tools than ever. The key is to follow a proven, straightforward, step-by-step plan.
My goal here is to offer you that plan.
This is my personal approach to how to write a book. I’m confident you’ll find something here that can change the game for you. So, let’s jump in.
How to Write a Book From Start to Finish in 18 Steps
1. Establish your writing space.
2. Assemble your writing tools.
3. Break the project into small pieces.
4. Settle on your BIG idea.
5. Construct your outline.
6. Set a firm writing schedule.
7. Establish a sacred deadline.
8. Embrace procrastination (really!).
9. Eliminate distractions.
10. Conduct your research.
11. Start calling yourself a writer.
12. Think reader-first.
13. Find your writing voice.
14. Write a compelling opener.
15. Fill your story with conflict and tension.
16. Write a resounding ending.
17. Become a ferocious self-editor.
18. Find a mentor.
You’ll never regret—in fact, you’ll thank yourself later—for investing the time necessary to prepare for such a monumental task.