There’s No Right Way to Write a Book

I always speak with people at the events I attend about writing books. So many people have “books” in their heads but don’t know where to start! I understand! Writing the book is the hardest part of the whole publishing process!

There’s really no correct way to write a book because each author’s mind works differently. My mind works best in outline form. I can draft logical steps for projects and create a chapter outline for books this way. Some author’s prefer a free form of mind mapping. I’ve used mind mapping successfully too. On especially difficult projects mind mapping gives me the “big picture” of a project or what a book might entail. From there I can create the outline format to follow. Either way, just get the information on the page!

At first don’t stress over format, just get those thoughts out and written down. They don’t even have to be in any logical order or flow. Just capture them. You can assemble them later into a flow that makes sense.

There are some wonderful free mind mapping applications on the internet, just Google “Free mind mapping software.” There are applications for your smart phone as well that are cloud based so you don’t have an excuse not to work on your book.

Or go old school, grab a pen and a piece of paper and start drawing!

 

 

 

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