Post One: How to Write a Book
I have seen several places that offer some insight into how to write a book, but offer only a few limited steps to actually help someone. In the next few weeks I am going to be offering different tips over the next few post on how someone can write a book, memoir, novel, etc..
Before anyone can actually sit down and write a book, they need to know what they are going to write about. Most people start writing their first book about what they know. My first young adult book was actually a memoir of my life, starting from my childhood to the time I had my children. I wrote it for the young adult readers because I felt that I could teach them something. Most writers usually write to teach, edify, clarify, or for some other reason or purpose. You might want to write to clear your mind, help someone else by your experiences or because you like to write.
Most writers didn’t just get up in the morning and decide to write a book. They had to have had some love for the written word from years past. Maybe they enjoyed writing poetry when they were young. Perhaps they enjoyed making up stories and jotted them down on paper. All of this has added to their writing experience whether they have realized that or not.
So If I had to give someone a “Step One” on how to write a book it would be to decide on what you want to write about. There are so many things a person can write about. Life, love, adventure, travel, education, divorce, loss, children, fantasies, space travel, medicine, crime, mysteries, fairy tales, weddings, funerals, betrayal, different cultures, different countries, kings, queens, royalty, famous actors, famous people in history, history itself, battles, real estate, computers, how to’s, ships, oceans, discovery, tornadoes or other disasters, aircraft, etc….
The list goes on and on. Perhaps you know something that you know no one else knows about. Write about that! Or, you decide you want to write about some crime that happened in your town, make sure to do your research. Any book whether it is about something you know or not has to have a little research involved in it.
Stay Tuned on future post of mine!! Here is the link to Post Two:
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