“I want to do something splendid…Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I am dead…I think I shall write books.”—Louisa May Alcott
Is there a book in you just waiting to bust out? How many of you have already written a book? There is something magical about seeing your work and your name in print. Many struggle with what to write about. Self-help books are a great choice as many potential readers are interested in books that solve their various problems and issues. Books are collections of stories blended together to create a book. How could you tell your own life experiences that might interest others? Some have shared with me that they have nothing new to write about as there are so many books already written on their subject. If there are a lot of books on your subject there must be a need, and if you write your own compelling story, they will read yours as well. The New York Times stated that 81% say they have a book in them, but sadly only 2% actually write it.
If you can tell stories, you can write books. Write what you know by sharing your stories. Stories are the fabric of our knowledge passed down through the generations from as far back as the Bible. Even the hieroglyphics in the Egyptian tombs tell stories of how the ancient people led their lives. If you have started a book and it is sitting in mothballs, drag it out, dust it off and finish it. The world needs your stories to enhance their lives! There is no perfect time to write your book, so pick up a pen or sit down at your computer and begin!
My new book was written for the newbie writer to help you get that illusive book out of your head and down on paper. How to Write a Book and Tell Your Story, Easy Steps to Write, Publish, and Promote Your Book is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.