So you have a story to tell and you think it would be a very good idea to write a book about it - wrong! Do that and you will fail!
Many people over the years have thought of writing a book on many and various things but they, in most cases, fail to realise that the work involved is a full time commitment and a job of great discipline when it comes to staying with it each and everyday.
Writing a book is one of the biggest projects anyone can ever undertake when it comes to written work and the problems that come with it are many and very frustrating at times when it comes to collating all that information into a readable format.
The person thinking of writing such a thing may have many thoughts and ideas in their head that they want to put down in written form but do they have enough to write about to fill a book is the first thing they must ask themselves.
Depending of course on the size of the book that they are hoping to do chances are the would be book writer is looking at around 70 to 100 thousand words. Yes - thousands of words, or the book would be far too small to be classified as one, but would instead only be large enough to be a small paperback type of publication.
There are no rules set in stone as to how big a book should be in size, and written content, but if the author is hoping to make a lot of money from his or her work then a small publication that can be read in just a day may only warrant a very small selling price.
To put it in more simple terms ask yourself the question - would you pay more than just £3, for example, on something that is nothing more than a small newspaper or magazine in size and content that can be read in just a few hours?
Still think you have what it takes to write a book?
OK - let’s take a closer look at what other problems are involved.
Do you have the time to spare to spend several hours a day, each day and every day, on not only writing content but also spell-checking, proofreading and getting all that information in the correct order? Even if you are a seasoned writer of short articles this type of project is still far more demanding than any other form of writing.
There are however various ways of making the job easier such as getting others to help you write the content and double check everything for you before the final version is ready for publication but in the end most of the work will be down to you.
Hiring a professional ghost-writer is often a good way of doing things but it will cost a lot of money, depending on the work involved, to hire someone to help you with the work, more so, if they are having to dedicate long hours each and every day to get the work done on your behalf.
In conclusion therefore before trying your hand at writing a book, it would be very wise to think about what is involved before putting pen to paper, or just like many others before you, the risk of failing will be high.
Don't Write A Book - write a page instead!
If you think the job is worth the effort then when you start writing just write one page topics at a time and build up a collection. When that collection of topics are large in size then start linking them together into a book format.
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