Book Writing Hacks for Beginners

Being a writer or even an author can be a fun yet difficult job. The average pay of an author is about 50,000 dollars but your book should sell really well. Many people want to become an author but can’t. According to a recent survey, over 80 percent of Americans wanted to become an author at some point in their lives. However, only 0.01 percent had the opportunity to do so.

It is quite essential to remember that writing a book is not that easy and publishing a book? Not at all. However, many tips are effective that can help you reach your goals. Here is a list of some of the best tips on writing a book:

  1. Find your big idea

One of the most important tips for writing a book is to first solely focus on finding your big idea. Even a beginner realizes that it is very important to have an idea before you start writing a book. If you do not have one, you will never be able to even write the first page of your abstract. Regardless, you can find your big idea by asking yourself a couple of simple questions:

  • What kind of story do you want to write about?
  • Whatever you want to write about, is that important?
  • Who will be your target audience?
  • Will you be able to transform this idea into a book?

Asking these simple questions to yourself can easily eliminate all the extra ideas that you have, leaving you with your big idea. These questions will also guide you to a straight path.

  1. Research your genre

After finding your big idea, you need to research your genre. One of the best ways to do so is by reading books of that particular genre that you want to write about. Reading books in your genre can give you a basic idea of what to write. It is advisable to analyze the books you are reading. For instance, how many chapters do they consist of? What kind of themes are included in said books?

Not only that but it is also wise to check out the recent reading trends and find out what sells. Why do readers find these books fascinating and will your book be able to meet their standards?

  1. Use book writing templates

Since you are a beginner, you should never hesitate in taking all the available help including using a writing template. A writing template is a guide that helps writers to write faster and follow a specific structure. Using a writing template can help you a lot as:

  • It can save you a lot of time
  • It has a professional design
  • And they are quite easy to use
  1. Take professional’s help

As mentioned in the previous point, you should never hesitate in taking all the available help. You can even take help from a professional or a team of professionals. When you are all out of ideas and do now know what to do next. Asking for help from a professional writer is the best choice that you can make. Several services are more than happy to help you write a book. However, you will have to pay a certain fee, and they will assign you a team of 2 to 3 professional writers that will overlook your writing and will help you become a better writer.

  1. Set word count goals

Setting word count goals is an essential element of an effective writing process. Even though you may be writing a book for the first time, it may not be feasible for you to spend all of your time in that. Whenever you are trying to do something, make a goal. Achieving a certain goal that you have set, can give you a sense of achievement which can ultimately make you more motivated and engaged in your work. It is advisable to set easy word count goals. For example, 500 to 700 words per day, 1,500 to 2,000 words per week, and 5,000 to 8,000 words per year.

  1. Never hesitate in publishing your book

Once you have completed your book, you should never hesitate in publishing your book. You do not have anything to lose. All you have to do is contact a publishing professional. Since you are a beginner, you don’t know how to publish and promote a book. These professionals will help you with that process in exchange for a fee.

It is quite essential to not only read these tips but implement them as well especially if you are planning on becoming a well-known author someday.

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