Be A Writer

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Introduction

Do you want to write a book? Want to become a better writer? Better yet maybe an author? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you are in the right place. Our site is wealth of information for both novice and veteran writers that want to learn new things or stay updated in the craft of writing. We also inspire you to sharpen your writing skills and out the good writer in you. At Thomas Malaby, we’re all about writing books, be it print or eBooks. We’re a team of authors who love and enjoy writing. And, we focus on book writing.

Different Kinds of Books to Write
Books can be divided into two major categories: fiction and non-fiction books. Fictional books include fantasy, short stories, romance, poetry, thrillers, suspense, science fiction, and horror. Others include detective, children books, comics and graphic novels, and many others. Nonfiction books, on the other hand, include Self-help, history, Christian, biographies and autobiographies, and memoirs. Others include guides, cookbooks, architecture books, home and garden books, prayer, philosophy, textbooks, true-crime books, and travel.

Why Writing Books

Writing books is fulfilling. It allows you to share your message, whatever it is, with other people. You develop a sense of fulfilment and pride in your work. And, as other people accept your message and use it, they better their lives or just use it for information purposes. But… that’s not all. Sometimes, people write books to make an impact. Get inspiration from and author various types of books depending on your preference. Consider Christian books, motivational books, and self-help books. Writing a good book means you impact people positively and your book lives on even after you’re gone. This way, you also leave a legacy for yourself. Writing books also makes you better. As you read, write and research, you gather information that you didn’t know earlier, or learn new things and expand your knowledge base. Your written work can contribute to the well-being of others, to entertain them, or offer information. As a result, your life is also impacted in the process, making you a better writer and person.

Tips to Consider When Writing a Book

Writing a book can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re looking at it as something you must do. Actually, it’s just like a dream. But… Remember, “A dream written down with a date becomes a GOAL. One broken down into steps becomes a PLAN. And, an ACTION-backed plan makes your dreams come true.” — Greg Reid. So, to make it easier to write your book, break it down into small steps and things you can do progressively. This can help make your dream easier to achieve. Here’re some tips to get you going.

  • Create a working space and get all the tools you’ll need when finally you begin writing your book.

 

  • Be prepared mentally and psychologically for book writing. Set your mind in the right place. This is important because it gives you a mind map and helps you overcome writer’s block.

 

  • Choose a deadline and set milestones to achieve in between writing tasks. That’ll keep you on track with your writing.

 

  • Schedule the right time to write. While some people just sit down and write when they have ideas, scheduling the time to write is the way for others to get things done.It ensures you’re making progress daily because there’s never a perfect time to write. You only write when you’ve got enough time.

 

  • Write without editing your document, first. And, don’t write the book as you edit. Create a rough first draft to edit later. This way, you’ll see yourself making progress and without accidentally removing something that’s important.
  • Take breaks. It’s important to take creative breaks in between your writing sessions or even taking a vacation in between the book writing sessions. As a result, you renew your creative mojo and come back with fresh eyes, including more ideas for your book.

 

  • Keep going. Writing a book isn’t easy and many people who start give up along the way. Remember why you set out to writing the book in the first place and stay committed to your goals.

 

  • Break your book into different pieces. And, do you know the old saying that we can eat an elephant one piece at a time? That’s the way to approach your book. When you achieve small milestones in between your writing sessions, it gives you the motivation to keep going. And, before you know it, the elephant is gone.

 

  • Create an outline for the book. An outline is important because it guides you on what to do next. It also ensures that nothing important is left out in your writing.

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