How and Why to Write a Book


Book Writing

Book Writing is the art to compile your thoughts and ideas into words, sentences and then convert them into a big piece__ A book. In other words, it is a transformation of intangible to tangible.

Writing a book is no rocket science and everyone with a little interest in what he/she wants to present plus a fair idea of how to present, can write a book.

Why Write a Book

Writing a book is not only a personal accomplishment but it expands you knowledge on a certain topic, by making you a kind of mini-expert. So why to let go of a chance on becoming a mini-specialist in your area of interest, especially if you are up to the challenge.

How to Write a Book

You should start book writing by trying to write a short book, because It is easier to write as compared to a novel or long piece of fiction.

  • To write a short book, start by breaking the whole idea into different segments. Each segment will be the chapter of your book
  • You can prepare a rough manuscript of your book and then keep on editing and re-editing it as you work through the later chapters
  • In case of a short book, you do not have to worry about matching up to some requisite volume. Your short book can even be of fifteen pages or less, if that is the material that you have come up with. However, in case of writing a short book, you have to be very qualitative and thorough with the subject that you are dealing in. Every chapter and paragraph should be worthy and to the point
  • You can get your book published in paperback equally well, rather than going for hardback copies

While Writing a Book…

Remember, no ideas are formed in solace. So discuss your idea and theme with friends, colleagues, activity partners on internet to get insights and add-ons.

  • Match up your own ideas with examples and real life experiences to make content more captivating and interesting
  • Simplicity is the key when it is about presenting your ideas
  • In terms of vocabulary, adopt and follow your own style
  • Feel free to experiment with words and phrases, since it is YOUR book
  • If you are writing a children’s book, then they are your informants. Indulge and converse with them to get ideas and insights.
  • Observe objects, things, people and situations related to your book’s theme
  • Do not give yourself away to pen and paper. Indulge in reading that has been done on the subject of your book, to keep yourself tuned

Hope to see another book on the brink…

Happy Book Writing!

  • Tanis

    Oh, if only I could have started with a smaller book! I love to discuss my ideas with others and to take their input and add it into the story. It’s wonderful to see those ideas, characters, and places come to life as a story unfolds and know that it is yours. You have a great site here. I can’t wait to explore some more.

  • Amy

    No problem Tanis! You can always cut it short, or if possible divide it in parts so you can do a series rather than one big bulky book. There would be some extra work on the editing end, but by the end of the day, I guess it would be worth it.

    Best of luck!

  • Tumblemoose

    Hi Amy,

    I got here through a comment you posted over at Men With Pens. I’m glad I found you! Great site here, lots of good info and I love your writing style.

    Subscribed, I did. I look forward to returning!



  • Amy

    Thanks George :) and welcome to the blog !

  • Terri Rains

    A nice overview there. I think you could really expand the list of reasons to write a book. They’re numerous, after all. Everything from collecting the check to sharing something meaningful with others to using it to build your business.

  • kristina

    thanks so much for finding me on facebook, you have a very nice site with lots of interesting things. I’m sure i will enjoy going through and reading all of it.:-)