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Quick Fact: Did you know that writing a book is one of the top bucket list items?

 

So you want to write a book, but don’t know where to begin?

The first step is defining your purpose. Get started now!

 

All books have a purpose, just like all writers have one. Unless you establish your purpose, you’ll never put a word on the page. Define your purpose and remind yourself often what your words really mean to you.

 

Autobiography/Memoir

If you’ve got an interesting life story, it’s a pretty safe bet you’ve learned some lessons somewhere along the way. It’s also a safe bet to suggest that others may be struggling with something you know a bit about from your own experiences. Sharing your story can benefit those who are in pain or struggling.

If you don’t want to tell it all, a memoir might be the better option. A memoir only focuses on one specific event, stage or problem in your life.

Have a Career You Love.

I’ve heard it said that if you have a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. It’s really true! If you’re slaving away in a factory or sitting in an office with someone breathing down your neck, getting that book started seems like a vacation.

 

To Entertain.

Some of us write because we just enjoy entertaining people. No one said your novel has to be serious in nature. In fact, many books based on humor, satire and silliness do very well. If you’ve got a unique, quirky or even absurd concept, write it!

 

A Message To Share.

If you’ve got a message you feel is important for people to know, tell us! All books teach us something, but some are specifically for that purpose. You don’t have to write non-fiction to share your message. Craft it into a well-written story.

 

Leaving A Legacy.

You don’t have to have fame and fortune to leave a legacy. Writing a book is an accomplishment to be proud of, and those close to you will be proud as well. I can’t think of a better gift to give than a book that was written from the heart that can be passed down through generations.

 

Establish Yourself as An Expert.

This approach is often used by businesses and other professionals who want to establish themselves as an expert in their field. You’ll gain credibility and a nice little addition to your resume to set you apart from any competition. It can actually boost your business too!

 

Revenue/Income!

Yes. We all need the income. Whether writing is a hobby or you’re doing it full time, you need money. Books can be a great residual income if marketed properly. With hard work and determination, you can completely replace your income in book sales. Maybe you’ll even write the next best seller!

 

No matter what your purpose is, the goal is to write and do it well. Unfortunately doing it well begins with making mistakes, writing crap, and feeling discouraged. If this is you right now, it’s time to change that!

Our growing community is a perfect place to find help when you need it.

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