Writing a book can be time-consuming and stressing especially in instances when you are new to writing and are not sure where you should start.
The clients I work with often realize that they have the content locked inside their head. Most professionals know what they want the outcome to be, but are not sure on how to present it in writing.
Writing a book involves various stages such as conceptualizing, putting your ideas together, proofreading, editing, formatting, editing again and eventually publishing.
These processes will require that you pay keen attention to details such as grammar and how you arrange your content so that your final product has a flow and is a “good read.” The most important factor that many aspiring authors seems to bypass is the fact that everyone will not like their book.
What do I mean by that?
I teach my clients to not only write a high-quality book but also how to write a book with specific audience and readers in mind.
There are many ways to write a book and yes, it is possible to write a best seller very fast as long as you take time in the editing process to ensure a quality read.
With that in mind, here are seven hacks on the fastest way to write a book.
1. Start talking. Grab your phone, your laptop, or voice recorder and start talking. Many of my clients are Health and Wellness professionals such as a dentist, chiropractors, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, therapist, mental health professional or doctors and I coach them to record themselves answering frequent questions and concerns that arise in the specialty.
2. Forget the rules when writing a draft as this regulation will slow you down. I know it can be hard to purposely not correct a mistake but just relax and allow yourself to flow and complete your thoughts thoroughly. These rules will be followed when going through your proofread and editing stages.
3. Set consistent recording/writing times. I encourage my clients to set a goal that is realistic and in agreement with their schedule. For instance, recording when you first get up, on the way to work (hands-free & stay safe), or before bed are the writing goals many of my clients choose.
4. Train your brain to record or write. Maintain this routine to ensure that you will be successful in completing your book.
5. Be yourself and do not write to imitate other people’s writing. Your voice will always be your voice and nobody else’s. Most of my clients are avid readers, so I encourage them to focus only on their book during the writing process. Focusing and dedicating time for busy health and wellness professionals may be hard especially in keeping up with the latest research and scholarly journals, but if you want to write a book, fast something must be placed on hold until you reach your goal.
6. Reward yourself after completing your set milestone. Yes, celebrate! Acknowledging small wins helps you to re-energize, enjoy the task of how to write a book fast, and invokes a sense of accomplishment and more dedication to see becoming a published author to fruition.
7. Not ready to write a book yet. Practice. Yes, practice with a journal or blog post. Writing several articles about different stages of the same topic will lead you even closer to your book. I teach my clients the importance of branding & blogging in which they share their expertise online; I also show them how to use information that they have already written to start them on their journey of becoming a published author and writing a book fast.
It all comes down to our mental state in that if you believe you can write a book, let’s say in one month, then you can. Mindset is what I focus on with most of my clients. Now you have seven great hacks to get you started now, Get down to work because your readers are waiting.
If you are interested in working with YC Lawson. Please visit www.lawsonmediaservices.com or call our office in Houston, Texas @ (832) 305-6551 for more information on writing your book and becoming a published author. My niche clients are Health and Wellness professionals such as a dentist, chiropractors, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, therapist, mental health professional or doctors of all specialties.