Here are 4 simple steps how anyone can write their book (fiction & non-fiction)
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou
The Book You've Been Meaning to Write
Every individual has a story to tell or something of value worth sharing. Too often, a budding author is reticent to compile their story or information in a bona fide book. The reason may be writer's fear, lack of confidence in writing skills, inability to formulate purpose for the book or putting thought down that produces book worthiness.
How to Write a Book From Start to Finish
Once the fears and lack of confidence are resolved, the next step is to choose your writing genre. A writing genre becomes the writer's readership identification. So, choose carefully whether to write fiction or non-fiction and the myriad genre categories. Either way, the author-to-be needs to know the all-important purpose for the book.
Steps to Writing a Book Start to Finish
With writing fears aside, it is time to dig in and begin. Not all authors begin with the idea their book will make the New York Times Best Seller List. The purpose of your book is what you want to share with readers that you feel is important.
Remember, book writing is your personal brand. As such, the contents of book writing will be judged by readers for accuracy of fact, chronological articulation and character validity all of which is exemplified within the plot of what you write.
The basic steps that get publishers' attention are relatively simple:
Start with an introduction that explains what your book is about and leads into Chapter One.
Fortunately today's fiction or non-fiction novels are approximately 90,000 words in length. Don't let word counts scare you. Writing a book becomes so mentally engrossing that some writers exceed 90,000 words without realizing it.
Organize Your Thoughts
To make your first chapter valid, organize the content according to what you consider priority. These priorities form your personal branding to your readers whether you imply this in your book's plot.
Write what you know best to make your words flow best. This too is part of your personal brand and one that gives credence to you as an author. You'll find by writing what you know best that builds with high and low points you are able to devise a slam dunk conclusion.
Step One, start with an introduction to ease into Chapter One. Follow this by sticking to the "beating heart" of the purpose of your book. Finish by tying up any loose ends and giving readers the satisfaction of your personal branding, effective writing style and the value of what you write.