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Powerhouse Writer , Issue #0010 -- Write A Book--Are Your Serious?
June 28, 2007
Are you serious about writing your book? I hope my article today will help you decide to write and finish your great book. It is a challenge for many of us to do this as there is so much competition for our time. Yet we know that a published book is important to our business success.
Read the article and set up a plan to write your book.
Also, the exclusive Biz Book Writers Retreat is now open to 10 biz writers who want to write a book for their business success. If you are serious or know someone who should attend this 5-day event please forward this to them. Check it out below. Thanks for your help.
To your book writing success,
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My teenage granddaughter uses the phrase, "Are you serious?" Any time I say something that is out of the ordinary for a grandmother to do or tell her some Internet marketing stuff I am doing she says, "Are you serious?" Meaning, I can't believe that my grandmother is really doing this stuff! Or, Does she really mean it?"
When people tell me that they want to write a book. My first temptation is to say in that teenage jargon, "Are you serious?" The wannabe authors get excited as they tell me briefly about their book idea. For a brief time I listen to their great idea. Many of them really ARE great ideas in my opinion. Some want me to help them get their ideas in writing.
We have heard this question many times, "Is there a book inside of you?" Most of us will say yes, but when it comes to really writing that book, even when they have some coaching to help them bring their ideas to fruition, they get stuck. They hit a roadblock.
You Can't Write a Book By Osmosis.
Wannabe writers now realize that the four-letter words "work" and "time" are involved. They are out of their comfort zone. It will take more time than they are willing to give to write their book.
Even when you have a ghostwriter there is a time commitment required. The reality is that if you want to write a book, you must be actively involved every step of the way whether you write it yourself or you have a ghostwriter do it for you. A ghostwriter needs your time to get your ideas and develop the book.
"I don't have time," is the excuse. My question is, "Would you make time if a publisher offered you $10,000?" So, no time is just an excuse. It's a way of protecting yourself from perceived failure, unsure of how to write the book, or unclear of the purpose behind the book.
If you are really, really serious about writing a book, there are some things you can do to get you started and get your book completed. The tips below are only for the committed: You are ready to write, know your subject well, and are willing to sacrifice some of your precious time to do it.
Four Tips To Writing Success
1.Set a goal to finish your book in 90 days.
2. Schedule your writing time on your calendar.
3. Believe in yourself.
4. Visualize the cover of your book.
Be a Go-Getter.
The above four tips give you a plan to write your book, stay motivated, and finish it. Don't be a "wannabe"--stop making excuses and get started with your writing plan. Next time you tell someone you are writing a book and they say, "Are you serious?" You will say, "Yes!"
Passionate biz writing,
Powerhouse Writer is designed for the entrepreneur, coach and speaker who is an expert at solving problems for their clients. Joan Clout-Kruse, America’s Book Coach, helps entrepreneurs and writers write a book in 90 days or less.
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Are you SERIOUS about getting started? Our 2-week Jumpstart Powerhouse Writing Program can give you the blueprint for your book and helps you finish your book in 90 days or less. Coach Joan can be reached at 650 759-2042.
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