Published on May 21st, 2017 | by Guest1
How to Write a Book: 8 Practical Tips
Writing a book is one of the toughest things in the world. If you are struggling with it, then you are not alone. Almost every writer even writing two to three books face difficulties in writing an entire book of over thousand pages. Moreover, if the writer also does another job like academic writing and help the students in their Math assignment help, then the things become tougher for you. Writing is fun and challenging as well. Doesn’t matter how skilled you are in writing, you will always face the same questions and issues which you face in the first place.
These questions can be answered and you will find the answers in this article too. Being a professional writer, I was facing some difficulties too in my writing but then I got a chance to discuss it with a panel of writers, and by mutual understanding, I got eight practical tips which can save us from the problems that every writer face while writing.
1. Make sure to set attainable aim:
The most common tip which you will find from any writer is set the target, and do whatever you can do to chase it. Which is by the way is entirely different what I got from the panel of the writers. While having a conversation on this issue, one writer said that setting a time limit for writing a book makes you to reduce the quality of your writing the deadline always remain on your head and you think less than you should. Which cause poor choice of words. All the writers were convinced that writing in the short break is better than writing long just because achieving the target. You will always write better with fresh eyes and brain.
2. Set schedule writing sessions and realistic word count target:
You can think that I will write an hour daily from 5 pm to 6 pm. But you do nothing to make sure that you can able to write in these timings. All the last minute obligations and life in general can hijack this time and you will spend your day without writing anything. This thing can continue and can result in delaying the time of book publishing. That is why you should schedule the writing session every day and then complete other things to write on your schedule timings. Moreover, once you have set the window, then determine how much words you can write in your defined window. It will help you in keeping a constant pace in writing your book.
3. Allocate separate time within your writing session for the different parts of your book:
Writing a book doesn’t mean that you only have to write the words. Writing a book means you have to design the plot, the characters and the story line which you have to develop as you go along with your writing. Writing words and creating characters and plot is entirely two different things which even involve different side of the human brain. That is why it is important to allocate the timings for the usage of your brain sides so you don’t get the things confuse.
4. Keep rewarding yourself:
It often happen that the writer lose their motivation in the middle of the book. In such circumstances, you require something that can keep you motivate for all the time. You can either go with scheduling the short breaks as the micro rewards whenever you complete a small target or you can schedule greater rewards when you complete a big target like writing an entire chapter in a day. It depends on you which kind of reward you can afford for yourself.
5. Create healthy competition:
Another way of motivating yourself to keep writing a book is to create a healthy competition. You are a writer and you would know other writers too. Create a healthy competition with them and challenge them to complete their book before yours. This will help you in keeping your word count maximum everyday also you can have fun with your friend everyday about the daily word count.
6. Allow yourself to write bed:
There is a point comes in every writers life when he fail to find the words to adorn his book. This is another point on which all the writers on the panel agreed. To counter this issue, most of the writers said that we should allow us to write badly and use cliché in our books in such conditions. This will do two things. One, it will be a way of taking out the anger and stress in ourselves and second we will keep up to the word count limit that we set earlier. Later when things and your mood settle down, polish and fine comb your words and make it better.
7. Complete chapters, not book:
When you are certain about each and every chapter of your book, you can write even the climax of your book before writing the introduction. This will help you in making your mood change. It is normal to get bored while writing a book in a single pattern. Choosing the chapter to write will make you feel like you are writing on any new thing.
8. Mistakes are not failures:
There is no failure in writing. You cannot say that you fail because you didn’t achieve your targeted word count. Because in a broader perspective, you progress towards the end of your book. You can say that you made some mistakes which is why you didn’t manage to get your target.
Tom is a Master in Literature from Yale University and has been the author of many books on world education. He is also an academic writer who provides assignment writing services too.