Thinking About Writing a Book?
Thinking about writing a book? I hear a lot of clients speaking about their desire to write a book.
Since being part of a best-selling anthology Manifesting in High Heels – secret rituals to achieve success’ two years ago, I’ve been inspired to pour more of my heart and soul into writing.
Writing and self-publishing my book ‘Healing the Heart of Your Business – sustainable success for heart-centred women’ is one of the best things I’ve ever done for my business.
There’s a number of things I wish I’d known differently when I started out on my book-writing journey.
Here are 3 major lessons about writing a book, which I’d like to share to make it easier for you.
- Writing must be scheduled. If you wait until inspiration strikes, you’ll never build the muscle of consistency. Showing up is half the battle especially when you’ve got writer’s block. I write about an epic cure for writer’s block in my blog here: https://lisafitzpatrick.com.au/an-epic-cure-for-your-writers-block/
- If you’re busy, engaging a writing coach to hold you accountable can be exactly what you need to get it done. I just know I wouldn’t have been able to finish my manuscript without engaging the support of book coach extraordinaire Alex Mitchell from Author Support Services. Thanks Alex
- If you’re writing your book to promote your business, make sure it contains information that is relevant to what you do. This might sound simple, but if you’re in a business that sells flowers, writing a love story will not sell more flowers. Despite starting out as a literary fiction writer, it felt important to me to write non-fiction, which served and supported my coaching clients and added value to their lives. In fact, ‘Healing the Heart of Your Business – sustainable success for heart-centred women’ was written as a love letter to all my coaching clients who were struggling with the same things: finding balance in a world of busy.
P.S.: I’ve been called to share the exact path I took towards getting my book published. There are still a couple of coaching intensives left: ‘Map Your Book and Get Published’. If you’re interested in mapping out your book and learning exactly what it takes to self-publish, I’d be delighted to guide you in a 2 hour intensive. For $495.00 AUD you get the exact steps I took from crafting my book outline to writing my book and getting it self-published. I’ll even share my secret rolodex of industry favourites who helped me to get my book printed and for sale in all the major online bookstores and we’ll craft your book outline with each chapter, step by step. Simply hit ‘reply’ to this email and say ‘yes please to your Map Your Book intensive’ and I’ll get back to you to book a time for our skype call.
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