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What You Need To Know Before Writing Your Book

Book Publishing Academy | What to know before writing a book

Do you have a goal of writing a book, and do you know where to start? Maybe you have material already in your mind, but a good story has a setting, characters, plot and a solution. Start off by organizing your thoughts. Little by little we come up with a storyline. What is the goal of the book? Find out what you need to know before writing a book.

How to write a book with no experience.

Start by writing a nice hook to grab attention. Tell your story. You probably think you don’t have any special stories to tell.You probably think you're not creative enough but, everyone has a story to tell. Decide what the book's main point is and go from there. A couple things to think about? What type of book do you have? What genre is it considered? Who reads that category of books? Come up with your target audience. What problem needs to be solved?

Decide on Deadlines

When will the book be published? Set objectives to finish on a specific date. Make a schedule for writing, It is helpful to be consistent in your writing and create a daily routine that works for you. Set a word count for each day, or maybe set a goal to write a chapter every week. This will help you stay focused and motivate you each step of the way.Find out what people are reading online by heading over to Amazon Best Sellers page, Find trends on topic, conversations and FAQs about the topic of your story.

Formatting the content

Format the writing into sections and use headlines and write small to medium size paragraphs that tell the story. Book formatting can be done in Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

Break the book down to the beginning, middle, and end. The introduction plays a big role. Everyone remembers the ending. Catch the reader's attention, make it juicy enough to keep reading. All the way to the end!

Figure out the Point of View

Write with the reader's perspective in mind. Entertain your reader by informing, educating, or simply entertaining. What details does the reader find interesting, funny, or can they relate to? Point of view is how the story is narrated by the Author. How the story is being told to the reader.

  • First person: “I”

  • Second person: “You”

  • Third person: “They”

Proofread at least three times

Grammarly comes in handy finding misspellings, grammar mistakes, and punctuation automatically as you write. By the time you edit,the errors are already detected.. Ask someone to read it and ask what they think about it. Ask around the community for feedback. I bet you can find help through a community college or even a library.

I hope this was helpful and allows you to see the writing process from a different perspective. It's hard, but certainly do-able. Here you can find a free guide to self-publishing.

These are just some tips of many that you can do. But always make sure that you are going above and beyond to get the word out. And keep in mind, this author journey is just that, a journey. Make sure you don’t give up. What might not work the first time, might work the second time. Stay consistent and innovative and you will succeed! to help you jump-start that process! We also have our own Book Publishing Academy program to help upcoming authors self-publish from start to finish. This is perfect for our friends who need a little bit more guidance but want to take the publishing process into their own hands. Schedule your free strategy session today!

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