The myth around why people don’t write their book
Writing is an amazing creative process, there are so many people that want to write a book and don’t believe they can. The most common responses I hear is “I am not a good writer”, “no one wants to read what I have to say”, and of course “I don’t know how to write”.
Don’t let these questions hold you back, in fact, don’t let anything hold you back. We all have a story to share with the world and you will find that there are readers out there that are waiting for a book just like yours.
It’s true, how many times have you read a book and thought…’wow this is such an amazing story that really resonates with my own personal life’. See! This is exactly what I mean, that person’s story helped you understand more about what you went through and not only that it made you realise that you are not alone, that there are other people out there that go through the same circumstances as you, however, they dealt with it a different way that perhaps you had never even thought about. Not only that, their story has a message in there for you that you can take and implement into your own life right now.
Just for that reason alone is a good enough reason why you really should consider writing your story. If you help just one person with your book how would that make you feel?
That covers off ‘no one wants to read what I have to say’. Let’s take a look now at ‘I am not a good writer.’ First of all, how do you know? Have you ever had a professional look at your work and say those words to you? Well, let’s hope you haven’t come across someone like that on your writing journey! It may not be a work of art, and let’s face it, many manuscripts start off as just a list of ideas, so in that case it would look like you are not a good writer, however, with a little bit of coaching and tweaking it can be turned into a really good story worthy of publishing. Don’t you think that is worth pursuing?
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The next response that is common is ‘I don’t know how to write’. Basically, if you can speak, you can write, again you may require some help and guidance pulling it together with an author coach, so why not reach out and get the guidance to really pull your story into a book that will be read by many. You would be surprised at how many people don’t give themselves enough credit around their writing skills.
The most important thing to remember here is that when you have an idea for a book, simply jot down your ideas and write around those ideas by fleshing each idea out into a few pages of what happened for that particular idea.
Before you know it, you have the beginnings of your story which will eventually become a book that you will be proud of and helping someone, somewhere in the world with your amazing ideas.
If you have an amazing idea for a book and would like to take the next step of how to organise that into a book, why not get the guidance of an author coach. What are you waiting for? Let’s do this!!!