Looking back, I can see how I learned some things. Important things worth sharing. What does it take to write a book? Here are 10 of my best tips. 10 more bonus tips: I actually have 20 ridiculously simple tips for writing a book. As if a i qualified, b i could explain how it happened, or c id be willing to tell. First, this assumes writing is a good way to get rich. Im not sure how this lie started but writing, like most creative pursuits, has always been a less than lucrative lifestyle. There is no license required. No test to take. Writing, as opposed to publishing, requires almost no financial or physical resources. A pen, paper and effort are all that has been required for hundreds of years.
Even if a book sells well, the to hour ratio will be well below your average corporate job, without the health benefits, sick days, nor the months where you can coast by without your boss noticing. Want the other 10? Get them free here. Getting started, start small. 300 words per day is plenty. John Grisham began his writing career as a lawyer. He got up early every morning and wrote one page. Heres the short honest truth : 20 of the people who ask me are hoping to hear this. Anyone can write a book. They want permission. The truth is you dont need any. This is the only way you get good. You practice. Every writer started somewhere, and most of them started by squeezing their writing into the cracks of their daily lives. The ones who make it are the ones who show up day after day. Work. No one wants to hear this, but if you take two books off any shelf, Ill bet my pants the author of the better book worked harder than the author of the other one.