What Happens if You Don’t Write Your Book
If you feel you are supposed to write a nonfiction book, but you keep your book in your head, you:
- deny others the inspiration they will get from hearing your story
- never change even one life
- have no impact on the world
- leave this life without making an impact
- die without fulfilling your potential or purpose
If you want to inspire others, change lives, impact the world, and fulfill your purpose and potential by writing a nonfiction book, don’t wait. Do it now. The world needs you. There might be one reader who needs you—or thousands. And who knows what will happen tomorrow.
5 Ways to Start Writing Your Book Today
Here are five ways to get started on your nonfiction book today:
- Brainstorm the contents of your book using a mind map (or some other tool you prefer) and turn that into a table of contents so your book is organized and you know how to begin writing.
- Create a book proposal for your book; you’ll need one no matter how you publish, since it serves as a business plan for your book, helps you determine if your book is marketable and assists you in organizing your ideas (including your table of contents and chapter summaries).
- Begin doing research.
- Start a blog on which you blog your book in post-sized bits; there you can write, publish and promote your book at the same, which allows you to also test-market your idea. (Find more info on my blog.)
- Start writing your manuscript.
If you want to learn about authoring change, join me at the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference.