Guide to Getting Started with Your First Book

There are times in our lives when we just want to write a book. There are impulsive thoughts that will get to our minds telling us to write. Whether because we think it’s fun or because we have been wanting to write a book. Either way it is best to know how to start book writing to have a general idea of what you are doing and so you don’t get lost or confused. 

1. Planning

Prepare yourself before you begin writing. It could significantly alter things. This will enable you to write your message clearly. If you plan out the flow of your narrative, for instance, you can add details much more easily than if you just start writing.

You can start by outlining the story’s opening, the conflicts and tension, and the resolution. If your book is nonfiction, make an outline of the message you want to get across to your audience as well as the benefits of reading it.

2. Identify the traits that make up your characters

Recognize the characters in your story as whole people. Readers can tell when something is still unfinished. Your characters should be intriguing. Maintain reader interest in your stories. If you know who your characters are, you can easily create tension.

3. Establish a schedule.

Stick to it if you enjoy writing at night or during the day. Set a time and day limit for how much writing you will do each week. You can also decide how many words you’ll write each day and when you’ll finish your book. Make it doable, not impossibly difficult!

4. Recognize your writing style

Every writer has a unique style of expression. Determine your writing voice so that readers can tell you apart from the competition. Your writing style distinguishes you from other authors.

5. Continue to Write!

Stop making excuses and start writing. You need to make one for yourself if you can’t find the time to write. While writing, be fixated and immersed in your own world. Take no notice of your surroundings. Concentrate your efforts on the writing process.

6. Take Regular Breaks

Don’t forget to take occasional breaks. Never put yourself under or overworked. Time management. On your break, indulge in a quick nap, a stroll, a snack, or some exercise. Embrace some fun. However, resist the urge to answer your phone or you will lose track of time.

7. Keep trying!

Continue to write. Keep going as you are. Starting slowly is preferable to starting never. Work ethic is important. Starting your first book might be stressful, confusing, lengthy and have a lot of process to go through. It is important for you to keep going despite the difficulties because only then will you realize that everything you did was worth the effort and time you invested. 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shopping Cart