Being able to write a book requires you to have an independent state of mind and a very bright imagination. Even though it is a very pleasurable and enjoyable experience, writing books can be at times overwhelming. The truth is, not everyone has the ability to write books. If you are one of those bright minded people who want to write a terrific book, here are some tips for you to follow.
Determine the type of book you are going to write
The most important step to take is to make up your mind what type of book it is going to be. For example if a specific idea hasn’t crossed your mind yet and you want to create a story but don’t know about what, it’s wise to determine for yourself what kind of book you want to produce ideas of. There is a vast quantity of book types – children’s fairy tales, short stories, love stories, novels, detective stories, true stories, fantasy fictions, series, etc. Once you have decided upon a certain type of book, you can proceed to the next step.
Have the entire idea in your head
One of the reasons that people find it hard to write a book is that they don’t know how to start. Or they don’t know how to continue, or end the book. In order to make your book as interesting as the readers would like, you must have the entire idea in your mind. Not just the idea of the beginning or the end, but the entire idea of what the book must be about. It can be as short an idea as a couple of words. After you make the mental short or long image of the book in your mind, you can consider one of the most important parts achieved.
Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm
Having the whole idea in your mind is not enough to create an amazing book. You have to equip yourself with a pen and a paper, or a computer, if that’s easier for you, and jot down any ideas you come up with. In other words, it’s important to do a little brainstorming. Write down pieces of the most important ideas; evolve around the ideas to make it clearer for yourself, what happens in the book in the beginning, in the middle and in the end. You need not write long stories in your brainstorming session, just elaborate your ideas a little.
This is the most important part. Right down names, surnames, ages, looks, and the characters of the people in your book.It can be tricky, as throughout writing the book you must be able to make the characters recognizable, for example, if in the beginning of your book “Nancy Smith” hated spiders, she can’t suddenly start loving them in the middle of the book (of course if there aren’t any specific circumstances making her love them).
It’s time to actually write the book
Finally you can write your book. You must feel the mood of writing in order to actually write. Sit more comfortably in your armchair, grab some snacks, and start. Write a catchy sentence as your first sentence and continue. Once you have the idea jotted down on the paper, and the characters ready to come to action, you will find it easier to write. It’s important to edit and check and re-check whatever you’ve written, in order to make it neater and more accurate.
Here you go. Now you have enough knowledge to start your first book. If the book is going to be long, it can take days or weeks to complete, so take your time, in order to create the most amazing book ever.