No two writers are alike, no two books are exactly alike, and no two books are written in exactly the same manner. The writing process is as complex and varied as each individual author. That being said, there are a few things that hold true from book to book and from author to author.
Start by getting your book idea out of your head and down on paper (or your computer screen). Take time to jot down the basic idea of your book and any characters you want your readers to know. If you’re a non-fiction author, jot down the most compelling ideas you want your readers to take away. Create an outline that can guide your writing and eventually turn into your table of contents. Make sure you include character sketches, plot twists, and strategic key points. Concentrate on organizing your content in a way that makes your book flow for your reader, not for yourself.
Write your book your way. That can mean starting with the most difficult chapter first and getting it out of the way. That might also mean starting with the easiest chapter first and letting the momentum carry you through to completion. It might mean writing the end of your book first and working your way backward through the story. The point is to write your book your way instead of trying to follow a one-size-fits-all writing formula.
Establish a writing routine that fits your lifestyle. If you have a 9-5 job that pays the bills, you’ll need to schedule your writing around it. If you have all day to write, you might easily fall victim to boredom or the black hole of social media. Establishing a strict writing schedule can help prevent writer's block and help hold you accountable to a specified completion date.
As a fellow author, I know from experience that the most challenging part of writing is sitting down to write. Hopefully, these tips will help you stay focused and inspired while you work your word magic.
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