Writing a Book – Where to Begin

Our advice to anyone who wants to get started with writing a book is to begin by starting a blog. If you’re new to writing, the early stages of getting your material written can be a frustrating process. Much of the frustration is over the struggle with developing a habit of writing regularly. Blogging is one way you can make the process a lot less painful. If you can get yourself in the habit of posting regular messages on a blog for a year or two, you accomplish several important things:

First — Blogging will get you in the habit of writing regularly, which in itself is a major victory. Most people who want to write books never write them because they never develop a regular habit of writing. Blogging can give you the motivation you need to write regularly.

Second — Blogging puts your writing in front of an audience that can give you feedback. All writers need to hone their writing skills. A great way to work your way through the process of becoming a better writer is to let readers tell you what they like and don’t like about your material. If you respond to criticism by changing (and improving) your writing style, you will become a better writer.

Third — when you post messages on a blog you’re creating an audience of readers who will likely buy your book once it is written. You do the writing and let search engines bring interested people to your blog. After you’ve written a certain number of messages, you may find that they can easily be converted to the chapters of your first book.

For those of you who need help starting a blog, we’ve written a comprehensive article explaining step-by-step how to get started. Click this link for that message:

 

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