In his Politics, Aristotle stated that “well begun is half done.” This is true on many levels, especially when book writing is concerned. Many of the aspiring writers we mentor, have no clue on how to start developing the book they hold in their heart. Albeit it might sound obvious, this 4-step proven system can be extremely powerful, if properly applied. We are going to focus on each step in the coming posts; in the meantime, enjoy this quick introduction:
- Carefully choose the topic you are going to discuss in your book, and precisely describe your ideal reader. Some people think that anybody can write just about anything, in a book directed to everybody. Wrong.
- Estimate the total word-count you need to reach with your book. You don’t just start writing, you need a blueprint. According to your topic, genre, and target audience, you’ll set a specific number of words your book needs to reach.
- “Someday I’ll finish my first book”, said no committed writer ever. Thoroughly think of a day, week, or month, when your first draft needs to be completed. Stay realistic, stay focused. Mark that date on your calendar, and stick to it.
- No plan can succeed without a proven system. Create a customised routine that can boost your creativity, and be committed to scrupulously follow it on a daily basis.
Properly apply these 4 steps, and you’ll start experimenting the beauty of the writing process. What is blocking you from starting working on your book? Comment below!