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Book Writing – 25 Tips on Getting Started Writing a Book

Here are 25 tips on getting started writing a book:

1. Before you start know who you are writing for. Spend some time building up a character sheet on your target reader.

2. Before you start, identify what your target reader’s pain points are. Seeking to avoid those is the greatest motivation your target reader will have to read your book.

3. Before you start, identify what your target reader’s pleasure points are. The desire to reach these will help provide motivation to your reader.

4. Before you start, identify what your target reader’s problems are. Solving those will help to keep your reader reading your book.

5. Before you start, write down how your book will help avoid the reader’s pain points, solve their problems, or help them achieve their pleasure points.

6. Before you start, identify why you are writing. By identifying your pain points or pleasure points, you’ll help to motivate yourself to finish.

7. Make a sign of why you are writing. Use large letters, oversized pictures and whatever else you need. Post it over your computer. Or better still make several! Post them around your home where you can’t help but see them when you are doing something else.

8. Know in advance how you will publish book. This will affect the format and length of your book.

9. Know how many pages you want the book to be.

10. Know the style you will use. Do you want to use a conversational style? Or a formal or academic style? The type of book you are writing will help to limit your choices.

11. Have a system for designing and writing your book. This is probably the most important tip. Having a system will help to ensure you have a good book and that you finish it.

12. Use a cognitive tool to develop your outline. It’s much easier to build up your outline when you use a tool that works with your mind, not against it.

13. However you create your outline, make it detailed down to the paragraph. You can easily write a hundred words on a point you’ve already been given. But writing 2500 words on a topic (i.e. chapter) is very difficult.

14. Do your structural editing on the outline. Some of the older systems hold off editing until the whole book has been written. The problem is that you may end up having to make wholesale changes (i.e. rewrites) if you have a structural problem. By editing while the book is in outline form, you can identify and fix structural problems while they are easily fixed.

15. Have a separate space to write in. By having a specific space, you’ll train yourself to write when you’re in that space.

16. Have a specific time scheduled for writing. Not only does it help stop you avoiding writing, it helps set up the writing habit.

17. Use music to create a mood. Whether that mood is reflected directly in your writing doesn’t matter. Baroque music, for example, is known to help thinking. If you’re writing romance, Frank Sinatra or French blues may help you get in the romantic mood.

18. Have a comfortable chair. Pain is not conducive to writing!

19. Have everything you need to write always at hand. That way you don’t have an excuse to waste writing time.

20. Turn off the phone. Interruptions are a great excuse to waste writing time. Avoid them.

21. Have a user id on your computer that doesn’t allow access to games or email. The second most common excuse to avoid writing is reading emails.

22. Set rules for interruptions. You can’t expect your family to give you writing time if they don’t know when it’s appropriate to interrupt you and when it isn’t.

23. Start by editing your writing from the previous day. This will get you in the mood to write. And when combined with a detailed outline, will help you to avoid writer’s block.

24. Write first, write fast, edit later. If you are always going back and correcting what you do, it will take much longer to write your book. And it will be an unpleasant task. By following this advice you’ll find you finish quicker, your writing is better, and you’ll enjoy writing more. So you won’t be as tempted to avoid doing it.

25. When push comes to shove, there is only one tip that truly matters. Sit down and write! If you never start you’ll never finish.

Take the Time to Write Your Own Poem or Rhyme – Poetry Is Soothing to the Soul, Write a Poem Today

******Writing has always been a way of self- expression. The artist, who is scribing by choice, gained knowledge and introspection the way that the written word is meant to be multidimensional and have multi- purpose abilities. The purpose for written words is not always distinct or seen on the surface. The Hebrew language is written in what appears to be pictures forming words and language. How creative is that?

Words are a world all their own. They offer powerful emotive energy waiting to be released into the open by an eager writer desirous of reaching a captive audience.* Poetry more than just reaches the attention of the masses, it also categorizes or classes the soulful tone of the poet’s willingness to be open, colorfully expressive and emotionally exposed.

Writers are actually revealing small droplets of water from an ocean full of verbiage that they download from their own mind, for themselves first, and then for the rest of the world to read. The poet, who is also the first person to read his poetry, wants to feel illuminated, excited or engaged by the vibration of word expression. The interpretation or the meaning of the poetry or prose is the way he uses to gain understanding and empathy in his craft. Knowing how rhyming words make sense when put together correctly, help calm a tender-hearted person to be better equipped for processing life’s events and challenges more readily.

Life is clearly an expression of events taking place and the need arises for analyzing events or penning rhyming words. Understanding how your mind processes challenging or wonderful events,is accomplished through the power of words. They are then formed into thoughts and shared by the intuitive connection the writer/poet has to his own ability to decipher thoughts through poetic release. He was able to capture understanding from his very heart and through the emotive energy of words and share his understanding with you through rhymes and word synergy.

Rhyming words are joyfully shared by the writer to the reader, or to a captive audience of students or peers. Poets are the type of people that may be more quiet that other artists, lighthearted or nature lovers at best! Most of the poets that I have met became writers after years of working through painful memories. Thoughts or memories of sorrow or sadness may be perceived very intensely causing a need to be further processed through mental questioning. Further understanding of daily events need more review and introspection and need to be released and serve a better purpose. Herein comes the writer to release pain through putting pen to paper by penning a winning war through writing release, writing words that liberate a poet’s disdain and pain.

Pain cannot go unchallenged, you cannot allow pain and hurtful memories to go away without challenging yourself to recycle your pain into something greater than pain. Pain needs to work as a service to assist you, it is to be used as a service/learning and teaching opportunity to humanity, at least in some way.

Scribing and rhyming is a need to share comfort, deliver messages of hope and wellness, or garner a pain-relieving verse. It is to be shared openly with another human being who may be suffering in the same way as the poet did.

I remember as a child that reading was always a great escape to engage people, places, cultures and events that were far removed from my humble beginnings. The initial discovery of poetry is usually done at a very young age. Children have a great capacity to retain information that they find amusing, enlightening or entertaining. Finding comfort in books or rhyming verses- on- tape was always a great way that I found to escape to a place of joyful solitude and connect closer to Divine guidance and peaceful introspection.

Rhyming, at least for me, is a way of gaining and giving simple, subtle or powerful messages with deep thought, especially during time spent in nature. It has also been a serene sense of comfort,a craft. It has been a keen way to speak and write without having the need to be too direct all the time. As a kid, I would write for hours and keep myself occupied while on a long family driving trip or when my parents needed quiet time.

Things of course change as an adult, though the desire to read and write poetry will always be so ingratiating and satisfying for as long as I can think of things to write about. Rhyming, if done in a natural way, is soothing and effortless. You may enjoy writing more when you are happy or content and easily want to scribe about what resonates with your own personal life-style, opinion or passion.

Rhyming and poetry is meant to be of service to humanity or to be an audible form of entertainment, aid another’s life journey, or to engage another person with rhyming words that have meaning. Give or write a rhyming verse to anyone who needs a mental reboot or diversion at best. I believe that poems write themselves and require human vessels to care enough to write down the words that are pouring out of their own heart and hidden thoughts.

Writers also known as poetry writers, are given the task of releasing the subliminal messages and thoughts from their own thoughts, mind and body and then delivered through their voice first. They must in good conscience, do this until the time and date of their expiration arrives. All of us have an expiration date, a time when we are done living our lives, on the earthly plane, and ready to do more work on the other side. The hour of our death arises when our time on earth has been met with satisfaction and atonement; then it’s time to meet your fate. Will we be looking down at you, or will we be looking up at you? It’s never too late to change your fate and rectify your life, or do more good deeds in the time that you are alive and have an unspoken sole/soul purpose to fulfill.

Poetry is one of the first forms of writing that catches the minds attention; filled with words that rhyme and offer simple, subtle or powerful messages.

*** I enjoy learning from you and from others offering me knowledge continuously!~

Take the Time to Write Your Own Poem or Rhyme – Poetry Is Soothing to the Soul, Write a Poem Today

******Writing has always been a way of self- expression. The artist, who is scribing by choice, gained knowledge and introspection the way that the written word is meant to be multidimensional and have multi- purpose abilities. The purpose for written words is not always distinct or seen on the surface. The Hebrew language is written in what appears to be pictures forming words and language. How creative is that?

Words are a world all their own. They offer powerful emotive energy waiting to be released into the open by an eager writer desirous of reaching a captive audience.* Poetry more than just reaches the attention of the masses, it also categorizes or classes the soulful tone of the poet’s willingness to be open, colorfully expressive and emotionally exposed.

Writers are actually revealing small droplets of water from an ocean full of verbiage that they download from their own mind, for themselves first, and then for the rest of the world to read. The poet, who is also the first person to read his poetry, wants to feel illuminated, excited or engaged by the vibration of word expression. The interpretation or the meaning of the poetry or prose is the way he uses to gain understanding and empathy in his craft. Knowing how rhyming words make sense when put together correctly, help calm a tender-hearted person to be better equipped for processing life’s events and challenges more readily.

Life is clearly an expression of events taking place and the need arises for analyzing events or penning rhyming words. Understanding how your mind processes challenging or wonderful events,is accomplished through the power of words. They are then formed into thoughts and shared by the intuitive connection the writer/poet has to his own ability to decipher thoughts through poetic release. He was able to capture understanding from his very heart and through the emotive energy of words and share his understanding with you through rhymes and word synergy.

Rhyming words are joyfully shared by the writer to the reader, or to a captive audience of students or peers. Poets are the type of people that may be more quiet that other artists, lighthearted or nature lovers at best! Most of the poets that I have met became writers after years of working through painful memories. Thoughts or memories of sorrow or sadness may be perceived very intensely causing a need to be further processed through mental questioning. Further understanding of daily events need more review and introspection and need to be released and serve a better purpose. Herein comes the writer to release pain through putting pen to paper by penning a winning war through writing release, writing words that liberate a poet’s disdain and pain.

Pain cannot go unchallenged, you cannot allow pain and hurtful memories to go away without challenging yourself to recycle your pain into something greater than pain. Pain needs to work as a service to assist you, it is to be used as a service/learning and teaching opportunity to humanity, at least in some way.

Scribing and rhyming is a need to share comfort, deliver messages of hope and wellness, or garner a pain-relieving verse. It is to be shared openly with another human being who may be suffering in the same way as the poet did.

I remember as a child that reading was always a great escape to engage people, places, cultures and events that were far removed from my humble beginnings. The initial discovery of poetry is usually done at a very young age. Children have a great capacity to retain information that they find amusing, enlightening or entertaining. Finding comfort in books or rhyming verses- on- tape was always a great way that I found to escape to a place of joyful solitude and connect closer to Divine guidance and peaceful introspection.

Rhyming, at least for me, is a way of gaining and giving simple, subtle or powerful messages with deep thought, especially during time spent in nature. It has also been a serene sense of comfort,a craft. It has been a keen way to speak and write without having the need to be too direct all the time. As a kid, I would write for hours and keep myself occupied while on a long family driving trip or when my parents needed quiet time.

Things of course change as an adult, though the desire to read and write poetry will always be so ingratiating and satisfying for as long as I can think of things to write about. Rhyming, if done in a natural way, is soothing and effortless. You may enjoy writing more when you are happy or content and easily want to scribe about what resonates with your own personal life-style, opinion or passion.

Rhyming and poetry is meant to be of service to humanity or to be an audible form of entertainment, aid another’s life journey, or to engage another person with rhyming words that have meaning. Give or write a rhyming verse to anyone who needs a mental reboot or diversion at best. I believe that poems write themselves and require human vessels to care enough to write down the words that are pouring out of their own heart and hidden thoughts.

Writers also known as poetry writers, are given the task of releasing the subliminal messages and thoughts from their own thoughts, mind and body and then delivered through their voice first. They must in good conscience, do this until the time and date of their expiration arrives. All of us have an expiration date, a time when we are done living our lives, on the earthly plane, and ready to do more work on the other side. The hour of our death arises when our time on earth has been met with satisfaction and atonement; then it’s time to meet your fate. Will we be looking down at you, or will we be looking up at you? It’s never too late to change your fate and rectify your life, or do more good deeds in the time that you are alive and have an unspoken sole/soul purpose to fulfill.

Poetry is one of the first forms of writing that catches the minds attention; filled with words that rhyme and offer simple, subtle or powerful messages.

*** I enjoy learning from you and from others offering me knowledge continuously!~