Writing a book is a journey that requires dedication, discipline, and a clear process. Jeff Goins, a bestselling author, shares his insights and practical steps to help aspiring writers bring their ideas to fruition. Here’s a summary of his valuable advice:
Phase 1: Getting Started
- Decide What the Book is About: Writing starts with a clear idea. Summarize your book’s argument in a sentence, expand it to a paragraph, and then to a one-page outline. This helps in structuring your book effectively.
- Set a Daily Word Count Goal: Establish manageable daily writing goals. Consistency is more important than volume.
- Set a Time to Work on Your Book Every Day: Consistency fosters creativity. Have a fixed schedule for writing and stick to it.
- Write in the Same Place Every Time: Choose a specific place for writing to psychologically prepare yourself for the task.