Professional Tips For Book Writing

Writer's block!

Have you ever gotten stuck writing a book? You can’t come up with new ideas and you keep losing the motivation to write at all?

Well, you’re not the only one we all have heard the statistics that 81% people want to become writers, but only 1% of them actually do. And about 3% of the aspiring writers finish writing their first book and 20% of them get it published.

You wouldn’t want to be one of those who only dream about becoming successful writers but never finish a book, would you?

Imagine having written a book and being able to tell people that “I am the author of this book,” people will have more respect for you and you will be taken more seriously in your field. 

If you want to experience the sense of fulfillment and pride that comes with writing a book, then you are at the right place. For that you can visit a writers blog to get ideas about writing different types of essays, books, reports etc.

In this article, we will show you how to really write a book.

Most people assume that writing happens in one go, but the truth is that you start by writing a word, a sentence and then a paragraph. It’s a complete process where each step happens over time in bits and pieces and if you’re lucky, you get a chapter written.

Let’s take a look at the three phases of writing a book:

Starting writing:

The first step obviously is to start writing, but before that, you must first decide what you are going to write about and how you will write it.

Staying motivated:

Know that you will get distracted or overwhelmed and might not want to continue writing, plan ahead to face and overcome if such a situation occurs.

Finishing writing:

You can’t become a writer by just starting a book; you must finish writing what you have started.  

How to get started?

  •         Decide what you will write about
  •         Set a goal – I will write 300 words a day
  •         Make a schedule and set a time – I will work on my book at 5 pm
  •         Dedicate a specific place for writing away from all distractions

How to get the work done?

  •         Set a total word count for the book and plan how you will write every day to reach the word limit, accordingly.
  •         Set weekly goals and deadlines to keep yourself on track
  •         Get your work reviewed – getting an early feedback can help fix mistakes when there is still time.

What to do when you have finished?

  •         Share your work with the world.
  •         Have an open mind towards criticism
  •         Use failure to motivate you and start writing another book

You can write a book keeping in mind these simple practices. What do you want your book to be about?