Written by Millionaire’s Digest Writer: Kalin W.
Founder & Owner of: KDS
Contributor and Writing Writer
Ever wanted to write a book but just didn’t know where to begin? If you love writing stories, nonfiction or fiction, there are signs that you could be the next bestselling author if you decide to write a book. The question is always the word “how” because some people can pull it off easily or some take months perhaps years to complete one. Here are five tips on how to write a book if you are up for the big challenge to becoming an author.
Outline. Some people love outlining while others think it’s a waste of precious time. But in reality outlining a book happens to be very useful for most people. There are many ways to outline a book, even if it happened to be one that’s 100,000+ words. One way is to use the flashlight method, a way of outlining what will be coming up for the plot of the book. That method works best for fiction while using outlines like the snowflake method can be useful for any book. It’s really what you want to do for outlining, if you even choose to outline a book.
Read. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Wrong! Well it is simple to get but in reality to write a good book you would have to read tens to hundreds of books to write one that happens to become a bestseller even. All it takes is just putting eyes on the book and maybe even taking notes as you read. In other words just reading many books happens to be a good choice. You would not only become a better writer but also a little smarter as well. That right there is a fact.
Write. Just like reading, writing happens to be very effective as well. Unless you’re writing fiction or any book that needs to have a lot of books read to write something like that, writing can give your mind a stress reliever and is also exercise for the mind too. Journaling also helps as well thanks to freedom and creativity.
Get Inspired. If any of the above methods don’t seem appealing, why not get inspired by others instead? Inspiration is one of the factors of life that drives all of us. It’s how we pass creativity on to others so they can be creative as well. Nobody is the same. All of us are unique in so many different ways. Even just talking about the book you want to write helps as well.
Keep Going. The hardest out of all the methods, to keep going takes a lot of effort and determination to get something like a book done. To keep going also takes routine (i.e. journaling every day). If you don’t keep going with writing the book you want to write, chances are that the book will never get done and no one will be able to see it.
The best way to writing a book happens to be a way that hasn’t been determined. There ISN’T a single way but many different ways to write a book. Those five tips described above are only a small chunk of the writing world. Now that you have these tips, the only question you need to answer now is this: Are you ready to take on the grand task?
Article Credits: Kalin W.
Contributor & Passionate Millionaire’s Digest Writer