How many times have you had a great idea and then let it pass into the ozone because you didn’t write it down? With busy schedules, social networking, instant messaging, caller ID, TeVo and every other type of imaginable communication and piece of electronic equipment, grabbing a pen and piece of paper sometimes seems to be beyond our reach.
Published motivational author Jon Gordon offers advice on how to write a book.
“A lot of people ask me advice on writing a book. If you want to write one, here are a few things to consider:
1. Write what you know.
2. Write what you feel.
3. Write what you would want to share with the people you love and the world if this was your last year on earth.
4. Write the one core message that you have a burning desire to share at this time.
5. Then start writing.
#5 is the key. Books don’t write themselves. Wishful thinking doesn’t either. You must make the time and resolve to do it. You can. I know it.”
Read this post and more at http://www.jongordon.com/blog/2011/10/27/advice-on-how-to-write-a-book/#comment-363830140
I am the managing editor for 10 Day Book Club, www.10daybookclub.com, and have found that carrying a small notepad in my bag and keeping one by my bed allows me to write down those fleeting ideas when they flit through my head. The results have been pretty good. I’ve come up with some good ideas for writers and readers for 10 Day Book Club and I’ve also enhanced the story lines in my manuscripts with those captured thoughts. Those I didn’t write down… Well, they’re floating around out there in the ozone for some other day. Hopefully, some of those really good ones will give me another chance to write it down!