Book Writing Tips, Part 3

Book Writing Tips, Part 3

I trust you are enjoying our series of Q&A where I respond to questions posed during my trainings, by coaching clients, and by readers just like you.

(If you missed the previous installments, go back and read Part 1 and Part 2.)

Let’s dive right in.

QUESTION: How can I create deadlines when there are no external deadlines?

First, you must realize how you are wired. Some people are self-motivated and some people need to be held accountable by others.

If you are self-motivated, then I’d suggest you get into a routine. Every day, at the same time, write for the same amount of time. For example: at 8 a.m. every day, you write for 15 minutes. Then, get on with your day.

If you are externally motivated, then you must find an accountability partner. That could be a writing mastermind partner, or a book coach, like me. Many people feel that if they are responsible to another person, they will get the job done.

QUESTION: How can I write with energy and not fall into using boring prose?

Here are ideas:

  • Write it anyway. Go back and revise on the edit. The most important thing you can do is to write on a consistent basis. Even if the writing sucks.
  • Read authors you admire. You’ll start to imitate their writing without realizing (I do that!).
  • Listen to music that pumps you up as you write.

NEXT: More questions from people just like you!

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I’m looking forward to helping you.

Dan

2018-04-17T20:40:15+00:00By |0 Comments

About the Author:

Dan Janal has written 13 landmark books, including 6 for John Wiley & Sons, that have been translated into 6 languages. He is a serial entrepreneur and inspiring business keynote speaker who helps entrepreneurs realize their dreams of creating a successful business, leading a balanced life, and achieving financial freedom. You will also find him frequently on webinars, podcasts, and radio shows. He's probably the only person who created 8 different businesses that make $100,000 a year by using 8 different business models. He has spoken on marketing topics and futurism in six countries and four continents and has taught at Berkeley and Stanford. He's one of the most creative, problem-solving persons you’ve ever encountered. And now, he has created the paint-by-numbers system for writing the book of your dreams, available through live support or on-demand training.

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