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Get Help Writing Your Book – It’s Easier With Guidance


Get Help Writing Your Book – It’s Easier With Guidance

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Last updated on August 12, 2020

Why Write a Book? This is a great question, let's delve into why...

There are many reasons to write a book and the benefits are deep rooted in most instances. Everyone has a book in them, however, not everyone will write that book. To me and most of my authors understand the real benefits of writing a book is the deep healing that takes place, no matter what your story is about.

The process of writing a book in itself is helpful to you as a writer to completely off load all the ‘stuff’ that has happened in your life. It also has many other benefits like helping others understand that they are not alone in this world and that they are not the only person who is going through this situation.

Many of my authors have found that writing their story has helped them tremendously to overcome their fears, traumas, abuse, whatever their situation, it is like a huge release to be able to put it down onto paper and get it out of your head. This is where the real healing begins. Keeping all that hurt and fear pent up is unhealthy and can lead to many diseases.

As with personal stories you write about your problem and share how you overcame that problem, this is the same for books that are written for a business. They both share the same principal for wanting to write a book.

There are other reasons and benefits why you would write a book and we are going to discuss them now:

  • Helps improve your writing skills – these skills can then be transferred to other projects like writing blogs, articles, emails, reports, proposals, videos, podcasts, speeches. It will also help you create more enticing titles and headlines for all your writing projects
  • Credibility – having written a book will give you so much more credibility, people and businesses will see you in a different light
  • Increase your visibility – writing a book will position you in a way that people will see you as the expert in your field
  • Content marketing – writing a book helps you create more interesting marketing content to promote your business. It allows you to share snippets of content as articles, blogs, podcasts, speeches, webinars and more
  • Planning tools – writing a book provides the opportunity to use and master some amazing tools for mind mapping, project management and time management
  • Make decisions easier – writing a book can change the way you currently make decisions. You will encounter many new alternatives, options as well as options at each step of organising your ideas, writing your book, marketing your book and it will also help you develop better decision-making skills that can help you in other areas of your life
  • A new perspective – writing a book will help you look at large projects from a different viewpoint. Your writing and publishing experience will allow you to develop good habits and help you to break down large projects into smaller bite sized tasks
  • More confidence – When you finally get to hold your book in your hands and see your name on the front cover, your confidence will fly through the roof. Your book is proof that you are the expert in your field and that you are capable of completing such a mammoth task
  • What if – imagine you have written your book and it is very successful in so many ways, you’re now seen as the expert, people treat you with more respect, and your book is helping so many people…this starts to make your mind think…so what if I write some more books that can help others?

Remember that your story will help others, even if at the moment you don’t believe it can. I can assure you from my experience as a book coach and publisher that your story will be the exact medicine someone out there needs.

So perhaps it's time to start writing your story. Let's chat and see how I can help!

What problem have you overcome that you could write about to help others?

If you're ready to pen your first expert non-fiction book, you have two options:

  • Write it yourself
  • Hire someone to either write it with you, or write it for you

The first option is best if you're up for the time, work, and planning that goes into crafting a book. But you don't have to do it all on your own. You can still impart your unique experience, knowledge, and point of view, while also leveraging the skills of a more accomplished writer.

Writing Your Own Book

The main reason to write your own book is if you have a burning passion to do it yourself. You might feel that letting someone else help or handle parts of it would potentially mark your own voice and enthusiasm.

However, in this case, you can still seek the help of an editor. You can plan and write the book yourself, and then hire someone to go over it once it's finished and clean up any parts that need editing. The editor wouldn't make any major changes, but simply polish your existing work.

Writing a book is hard work and requires dedication and commitment. But it’s a skill you can learn. There’s a method to follow when structuring and writing a book that takes some of the pressure off, and that can alleviate any concerns you have about your writing skills.  Want to learn more about how you can Write Your Expert Book?

Hire a Co-Author

Another option is to write your book together with a professional writer. You often see biographies or memoirs written this way, where on the cover, it will say, "Written with…" In this case, you provide the basic structure and ideas, and the writer helps you shape your ideas into well-written prose.

How much you write and how much your co-author writes depends on your agreement. For example, you could send them your writing and have them clean it up, like an editor who edits in real-time. Or, you could have regular meetings or Skype/Zoom calls with the writer to explain your ideas, and have them do the actual writing.

No matter how you write it, the end result is a book full of your ideas but with the sheen of a professional writer.

Hire a Ghostwriter

If you don't want to be so involved with the actual writing process, you can hire a ghostwriter. Again, the extent to which you write or the ghostwriter writes is determined by you. You could give them an idea of what each chapter should cover, some notes from your own experience, and just have them create. Or, you could offer a detailed outline with some of your own writing, and have them fill in the gaps.

Even if you hire a ghostwriter, you can have final editing rights. Once they send the deliverables, you can look over the text to make sure it’s not missing anything. You can work out an arrangement with the writer where they agree to a certain amount of revisions if the final version isn't perfect.

Remember that your book's writing doesn't have to be professional or perfect. Its purpose is to communicate your ideas in a way that is valuable and helpful to your audience. Perfection can be a creativity killer and trying to be too perfect can prevent you from getting your book done. Focus on writing so that it's easy to understand, and so that the reader can actually use what they've learned.

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About the author  Sue

Sue, sometimes referred to as the “People Whisperer” for her coaching skill that brings out the best in people, is known for her practical, street-savvy style; Sue's fusion of real-life stories and her conversational techniques connect with her audience at an intimate, intense and individual level.

Sue shares her success and guides others through a step by step process to find their soul language that illuminates their path and lights the way for others by sharing their story through the written word.

Sue Kennedy

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