Interested in Writing a Book?

Michele SfakianosUncategorizedLeave a Comment

We all have a book inside us, but are we willing to go through the process to write and publish?

Here are 10 tips to get you started:

  1. What is the purpose for your book? The “Why”?
  2. Fiction or Non-fiction?
  3. Who is your audience? If you say “everyone,” you don’t have an audience. Depending on your subject, there are many people that will be interested – but not all.
  4. Have your researched a need for your book? Has someone asked you for the information or do you think everyone just needs the information.
  5. How many other books are on the same subject? And who wrote them? Many Hollywood stars have written books, but are they an expert on the subject?
  6. Are you an expert on the subject? Do people come to you for advice on the subject?
  7. Do you have a platform on social media? How do you know there in interest in your topic if you don’t have a following that is interested?
  8. How many books have you read? The more you read, the more versed you are on the language and format of a book.
  9. Do you have a business plan? You have to have a plan! It doesn’t just happen.
  10. How well do you handle rejection and criticism?!? Be prepared for the “naysayers” – mostly those that wish they wrote a book and never did.

Nobody cares about the book you almost wrote. What you start – you need to complete (that goes with any project.) So think it through before beginning.

When you are ready to start writing and need a coach, I’m here to help. If you have a manuscript and would like information on self-publishing, contact me. I’m here for you.

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