Why would this be a great time for a new author to birth their first book?It would be a great time to start writing a book right now because most people have more time on their hands than ever and of all things writing requires time. Writing a book is a process, from pre-writing, which includes determining what you’re going to write about and how you’re going to structure it, to the actual writing part of filling your chapters with content and then to the revision stage where you have to go back and make sure what you wrote makes sense. Writing is not something you can rush. Each stage of the process requires time and effort or you’ll risk creating a ton of pressure for yourself and producing a crappy product. The best thing you can do when it comes to writing a book is to get started and pace yourself. You’ll have to move through each of these stages with clarity and precision, and right now you have that time at your disposal to do it. Make the most of it because you’re going to need it.
Any advice for readers that may feel hesitant to enter the world of book publishing?
Anyone who feels hesitant to enter the world of book publishing should know they’re perfectly justified in what they feel. There’s a lot to learn and understand about writing a book and being a successfully published author. There are tons of options to make when it comes to book styles, formatting, publishing, and distribution channels and it can all become overwhelming pretty quickly. The best thing to do when faced with charting this unfamiliar territory is to connect with a professional who can help you determine the best choices for you. It’s imperative you understand that book publishing is a business and in order to get to success, you have to work with someone who’s been successful in the business. We serve clients at all stages and you can schedule a session to discuss your writing and publishing options at www.goodgroundlit.com.
What 2 tips would you share to help a writer get unstuck and create a new project?
The first thing you can do to get your creative juices going is to start with a brain dump on all the things you want to talk about. Write your story ideas in short sentences. Write down what matters to you most. This will help you get all your ideas out of your head. Next, write down why you want to share the things you want to share. What is motivating you to tell your story and any other pertinent information you want to share? Now, you’re at the beginning stages of an outline. Do some research and some more reorganizing and pretty soon you’ll be ready to dive into those chapters. Also, visit www.literarybae.com and follow @SharaiRobbin on Instagram for more insights!