Discovering Your Book

I meet many people who want to write a book. It’s a dream to be a published author. The challenge is to develop the discipline to write on a consistent basis.

You can discover what your book should be about by making a list about what you are passionate about. What do you enjoy doing? What do you look forward to? If you think about retiring what would you choose to spend your time doing?

Ask friends what they believe you are good at doing. Many times your friends have great insights into how they see your accomplishments and skills.

You’ll find there is a consistent stream of concepts between what you enjoy and what your skills are. You should pick one area that truly appeals to you.

Once you have decided what you want to write about make a basic outline detailing what you want to cover in your book. This outline will be your guide. It should contain about 12 to 15 items.

Set it aside for a couple of days and when you go back to it, rearrange the list to be in a logical order and verify it has all the details you want to cover.

Next you’ll want to break down each of the areas to add at least ten points. Those will be your paragraphs. Next, break down each of the paragraph points to three to five items to become your sentences for each paragraph.

You will find by setting aside one hour a day you can have your book published and in your hands in 4 to 6 weeks.