At the Wolverhampton Christian Business Breakfast event our speaker was Charlene Brown, and she shared lessons learnt after writing her first book. This generated lots of discussion and more importantly attendees committing to take action!
Here are a few of the lessons ...
Determine a space to write ... schedule and factor time in to write, be it a coffee shop, park, or at home. It should be a place where there are no interruptions! Protect it and stay disciplined
Get the words on a page ... just write! Don't self critique and edit as you go along. Edit at the end
Find someone to be accountable to ..... someone who will ask the question have you written this week... will you be writing ?
Think about marketing ... devise a strategy
When you are writing .... who do you have in mind as the future reader? Who do you want them to be?
See your book as your business card .... opportunity for business leverage i.e. Writing retreats / groups / speaking engagements / podcasts / YouTube
Have vision for what you want to have your book to do for you
Use an editor / proof reading .... will see the errors
Connect with others writings ... iron sharpens iron! Meet ups / writing groups plus accountability
Ask for support ....find someone you can bounce ideas of
Lastly remember you are unique, so your writing will be unique, be bold and take risks!
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