Do you want to become an author and finally learn how to write a book?
First off…congrats future author — you can absolutely make it happen!
Publishing a book on Amazon helped me earn almost a $1,000 in my first month as a full -time blogger. Self-publishing is a great side hustle and is an incredibly rewarding way to share your work with readers worldwide.
Thankfully, it’s never been easier to publish a book. Ten or twenty years ago it was nearly impossible as you had to land a book deal, work with an artist, editor and maybe even find an agent.
None of that is needed anymore. With a few clicks, you can easily publish your work.
I was able to publish my first book at 29-years-old and have published several of them since. Here’s the step by step process to learn how to write a book so you can become a self-published author.
My Author Story
I started writing my book, Advice for My Younger Self, in 2015.
At the time, I had no clue what I was doing. I was just writing about personal finance and topics that interested me. (Hint: this is a bad idea, I’ll show you why in a second).
It took years from when I first started writing to actually getting it published. One of the biggest reasons it took so long was because of lack of planning.
I had no structure to writing, no deadlines, and zero sense of urgency. Then in 2017, I decided I had to publish it before my 30th birthday.
I did meet my deadline but still disappointed it took so long to get it published. But, better late than never.
Let me help you speed up the process so you can write your book and have it published much sooner!
How to Write a Book – 10 Simple Steps
Step 1: Pick Your Topic
Before we get into the ins and outs of how to write a book, you need to decide on your topic and format.
Ask yourself…will this book be a guide, story, how-to manual, or a fiction book?
Once you figure out what type of book you want to write about, I recommend asking yourself this question:
What do I want readers to get out of this book?”
Do you want readers to help with something in their life?
Do you just want to entertain them (in the case of fiction)?
Or do you want to share your story with in hopes that it will inspire change in the reader’s life?
There is no right answer. Asking yourself this question will help you find clarity on your book and ensure you don’t waste any time writing.