by Jay Donnelly
Have you ever wanted to write a book? Even if your intentions aren’t from making money, being able to create your own book is pretty impressive and one of those dreams that many people have. However, it can be a difficult thing to achieve and so it’s worth following these tips when it comes to writing one.
Decide On a Genre
Firstly, it’s important to decide on a genre. There are different genres to choose from, and so it’s good to look at each one and consider your own writing style and imagination. There are those who enjoy writing about real events, whereas there are others who love to create stories from their own experience in life but from the viewpoint of characters. You may find that one type of genre is preferred over another, like comedy writing in contrast to crime novels.
Deciding on your genre is the first step before you go layout out any foundations. It’s got to be something you’re passionate about so if you’re a fan of romantic films and stories, then this might be the direction you go in. You want to be doubly sure that you’re picking the right one.
Draft Out The Basics Of A Storyline
The storyline is going to chop and change as you write your book. There’s going to be some bits that you’ll be sure of and then others where you might drastically change. The starting point of writing a book, though is to draft out the basics of a storyline. Do you have an idea of the setting for the book and the characters? Laying down the bare bones is essential before you begin writing and then slowly but surely, you can build it up and add more flesh to the characters with their backstories, etc.
Schedule Writing Times
In order to write a book, of any length, it’s going to take time. And as adults, we realize that although we have time, life has a habit of getting in the way of our dreams and aspirations in life. When writing a book, you need to dedicate and set aside time to spend on writing. Whether it’s an hour a day or a few hours each week, scheduling in this time is important so that you can stick to it. That way, you’re more likely to get things finished and have your efforts be successful in creating a book.
Consider Your Publishing Options
There are various publishing options available when you’ve got your book ready to be seen by publishers. That might be Palmetto Publishing or selling your book online via Amazon all by yourself.
It’s worth exploring your options and seeing what’s out there. The internet certainly offers a lot of advantages that are worth utilizing where you can. Not every potential author is going to have the same journey, which makes it exciting!
Writing a book takes a lot of time and commitment, so make sure that you are ready and motivated to dedicate yourself to this project.
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