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Perhaps you have a really great idea, or even multiple great ideas, and now you want to write a book, or two or three. First off, congratulations! Writing is an incredible journey and although it isn’t always an easy process, the effort is well worth the finished product. But for beginners, it can be difficult to know where to start or even how to write a book. This article will explain the process and break it down into pieces so that even the most inexperienced of beginners can create a writing path for themselves.


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Where To Begin To Write Your Book

If you’ve decided you want to write a book but don’t know where to start, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. In this section, you will learn how to go about creating your story and all of the steps that it takes to get there.

• Read Other Books 

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the best ways to become a successful writer is by reading, especially in the genre you will be writing. Reading other author’s books can not only teach you about different writing styles, but it can also inspire your own ideas to flourish. Reading also helps to keep our minds sharp and if you’re going to be a writer, reading is the best place to start. But don’t just read a book to enjoy the story only… read it with your own book idea in mind. Consider how you might use similar story-lines, dialogue, descriptions of scenery, etc in your own story; how you would shape a scene to make it fit your style, your flair.

Study Writing

To be a good writer, you must study writing and practice it often. Very few of us have the natural ability to pull out a pen and create something that is pure gold with it. Writing every day and studying different methods of writing can be a great tool to improve your own writing. Take some writing courses (go to our Writing Tools page for some ideas about courses you might like to take) or find certain writing prompts every day to hone your skills.

Become an Intern

There are many intern writing jobs available out there and taking one up can also help to improve your skills as a writer. Setting goals, deadlines, and perhaps even writing about subjects you may not be familiar with or comfortable with, will only help tune your skills and make you a better writer.

Keep Notes and Ideas

Keeping notes and jotting down ideas when they are fresh in your mind, can be a great tool. Often times, writers will get fantastic ideas but they are too busy to write them down or take note of them. Then by the time they get home and unwind a bit, the idea is suddenly watered down or simply not there anymore. So, it is important to harness your ideas in the moment. Take a notebook with you when you go out, in case inspiration strikes. Or record a voice memo on your phone that you can listen to later. Take notes, jot down random ideas, even if you think they might be silly. These notes could later prove to be the foundation of your novel and you’ll be glad you grasped onto it all when you did. (I recommend the Evernote app. The free version allows you to use it on 2 devices.)

Practice, Practice, Practice

Try to write every single day, even if you’re not feeling the most creatively inclined. You’ll only get better at writing with practice and with patience. Even some of your work that you might come to think of as bad or uninspired, might just spark something later and you will find yourself building from it and getting better.

So these are your fundamental building blocks to begin your journey as a writer. Now onto the next article, tips and methods to creating your absolute best writing!

 

Take Your Writing From Bronze To Gold

Once you feel like you’ve practiced enough, studied enough, and feel confident enough to begin writing your novel, you should take the time to find methods and moods to spark, to enhance, your best writing. Here are some tips on how to not only write, but write well!

Mood Music

Often times, music can help spark an emotion in us or inspire us, and if you find just the write song, it can truly help to elevate a creative mood. If you’re writing a romantic scene, you can maybe browse some classical piano tunes. If you’re writing an intense battle sequence, find a dub step or maybe a heavy metal sound, to amplify your writing mood. Take some time to listen to music and see if you can’t find some that maybe sound like certain scenes in your novel.


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Mapping Out Your Story

Sometimes you might have all kind of different ideas, but just don’t know how to tie them all together. Mapping your ideas out, also known as Mind-mapping, can certainly help to put the puzzle pieces together. Create a chart, buy a poster board if you have to and draw pictures, write small descriptions, and once you see everything clearly in front of you, it will be easier to find ways to tie them together. Give your characters backgrounds, know how they all intermingle with each other, create a solid beginning, middle, and ending, and after a bit, the flow of your story will start coming together nicely. Sometimes just having an actual visual in front of you can make the whole writing process a lot easier. (How to develop your mind-mapping and many other great writing techniques are covered in the Self-Publishing School run by Chandler Bolt. CLICK HERE to find out more about these techniques.) 

Research

You can’t write a book with fuzzy details. Get online, get to a library, or get out there in real life and experience whatever it is you are trying to write. The more you know about it, the better you’ll be able to write about it and the clearer your description will be. People like to feel connected and they like to resonate with what they’re reading. So, the more real your writing is, the more real it will feel to the reader.

Recharge Your Batteries

It is important to write often to stay good at it. But life gets in the way sometimes and we all have our rough days and our stressful moments. Your writing simply will not be good if you’re pushing yourself to the max. Take time to recharge your batteries when you need to. Take a walk, put your feet up, splurge on some chocolates, whatever makes you feel better again and lifts your spirits back up. The better you feel, the better your writing will be. So, it’s okay to skip a day of work if you really need to. Take care of your body and your mind, and it will flourish. 

• Finally

Best of luck to you on your writing journey. May the beginning, middle, struggles, and ultimately the ending, be full of surprises, fun, and adventure. (By the way, you can go to our sister site PublishYourBook.org to find out about the various ways to publish your book with or without a publishing company). 

 

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