Having recently published my
second book, I’ve been speaking about it a lot at the networking events I
attend. Many of the people I meet tell me how much they’d like to write a book,
but that they just don’t know where to start.
This issue of Scribbles is full
of tips that can help you get started with writing and publishing something! It
also contains a great way to get you going, that can even earn you some money.
How to Get Started on Writing a Book
Writing your first book is not as
daunting as you think. We’re not talking about War and Peace here! You don’t
need to write thousands of pages of brilliant prose and ideas that no one else has
ever expressed before. Your book can be about you, your story, your take on
things or your way of doing it.
Here are some ideas to get you
putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard):
Start small. Rather than trying to write a whole book,
why not start with an ebook? Instead of writing a book with ten chapters, pick
just one topic and write a short ebook about it.
Get creative. To write a book, you don’t have you lock
yourself in a dark room until it’s finished. Find somewhere that inspires you
and you’ll find it much easier to encourage the words to flow.
Write about what you know. Too many people think that everything they
write has to be original. Well it will be, if you write it (rather than copy
what someone else has already written.) Your book is your story and that will
Share your expertise. One of the best ways to build up your reputation
is by sharing your knowledge and expertise. Writing an ebook and giving it away
for free will really help you build your reputation in this way.
Use some of these tips and you’ll
be surprised how easy it will be to write your first book.
Introducing the Low Waffle Guides
If you’d like to have a go at
writing your first ebook and earn some money from it, then the Low Waffle
Guides are for you. If you can write 16-20 good tips about your subject, you
can turn them into a Low Waffle Guide – on of a series of ebooks that covers a
wide range of business topics. We’re looking for authors to write about all
sorts of things, so if you’d like to have a go, get in touch to find out more.