Have you been pondering the idea of writing a book for a long time, but you just can’t seem to get started (or finished?).
I’ve got some inspiration and tips for you. They come from two recent interviews on my podcast about Publishing, Positive on Publishing.
These tips come just in time for next month, which is Nanowrimo month when you can join a community to get your book done.
I interviewed Ben Gioia who is an expert on getting that book out of your head, and onto paper.
I also interviewed Pushpendra Mehta, who is a marketing expert. It is absolutely critical that you think about how you will market your book before you write it.
Here are some gems that I hope will help you to write your book:
#1: Lay the foundation ( Ben discusses this in the first 3 weeks of the course which actually precedes the five weeks of writing).
#2: Get rid of the noise so you can focus.
#3: Pay attention to what you want, because what you put your attention on grows.
#4: Know your audience and how you can help them.
#5: You don’t have to come up with a completely new idea to write a fantastic book.
#6: Embrace and leverage your own special sauce.
Listen to our discussion here.
When it comes to marketing, here are some gems to keep in mind (from my interview with Pushpendra):
#1: Write about what people want to know about.
#2: Take risks -both professional and personal
#3: Marketing is about understanding the needs of the customer or reader
#4: Social media and website content shares a lot about your personality and story
Consider living by this powerful quote by Pushpendra:
“Pursue your passion, work with your intuition, learn as a child, and adapt as water.”
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