Writing a book is a lifelong ambition for many people. Some authors may tell you there is no one-size-fits-all approach to becoming an author because each writer’s journey is different. But the question is, what is the key to unlocking your creativity and demonstrating how to produce a book that you have always dreamt of writing?
Federico Carro was born in La Spezia on June 15th, 1991. He grew up in Vernazza, surrounded by its lovely scenery, enjoying his life sketching and illustrating views and gathering motivation for his later publications as a painter, writer, songwriter, composer, screenplay, dancer, graphic designer, 3D generalist, and designer. However, Federico Carro argues that every bestselling author has highly effective writing routines and habits that assist them in achieving their objectives.
He recently completed his second screenplay, “The Secret of the Orchard,” which is based on his first novel, and his book, “The king of light, the order of the dark gods,” is about to be released in English in America. Federico believes that almost every bestselling author has highly effective writing routines and practices that help them achieve their goals. All you have to do is follow in their footsteps if you want to write your book. Let us begin,
Begin with the book concept
Of course, an idea is the one thing you’ll need to create a book. You will not be able to get past the first page of your manuscript unless you have it. You might already know what you want to write about, or you may be completely stumped. In either case, a “major book concept” can be found by asking yourself a few simple questions:
- What exactly am I going to write about?
- What do I believe should be the focus of my writing?
- Will I be able to put this plan into action? Who will be interested in reading about this story/topic?
Your responses to these questions will assist you in narrowing down your choices to the finest ones.
Do your Research
After discovering your big idea, you’ll need to explore your genre. Again, if you’re writing the type of book you enjoy reading, you’re already ahead of the game. Reading literature in your genre is the most effective way to learn how to write in it. If not, you’ll need to pick a few specific titles and examine them. How long do they last, and how many chapters are there? What is the framework of the story? What are the main points? Most importantly, do you believe you could write a book with similar elements?
Outline the story
To write a fantastic novel, you must first outline it. This is especially crucial if it’s your first book, as you’ll need a sturdy framework to fall back on if you get stuck! So, how do you go about generating that book outline? We have a separate article on the matter, but here are the highlights,
- Choose a format that suits your needs.
- Your story should have a starting, middle, and ending point.
- Consider your points of contention.
- Learn as much as you can about your characters.
Focus on your opener
Let’s get down to business and start writing your first draught. Beginning a story is one of the most critical aspects of writing a book! It’s no exaggeration to suggest that the opening few pages of your book may make or break it; if they’re not excellent enough, many readers will lose interest and may never return to it. To begin, you’ll need an introductory hook that captures the reader’s attention and makes them unable to look away. Make sure your book is a killer, no filler!
Set writing goals
Goals for word count are crucial for a productive writing process, especially if you’re striving to finish your book in a set amount of time. You should set word count objectives for each session and the week — or month if you like to think about your creative output that way. Now let’s look at some practical techniques to improve your writing habits.
Schedule a creative routine
It’s only by sticking to a regular writing schedule that you’ll be able to meet your word count targets – not to mention that it will help you develop a stronger relationship with writing in general! To start establishing a healthy routine, ask yourself the following questions:
- When in the day/week do I have the sparest time?
- What time of day do I usually get the most work done?
- How can I efficiently space out my writing sessions?
- Will I be able to balance my writing ambitions with my other obligations realistically?
Complete, Edit the manuscript & get feedback.
You can write all day and all night if you want, but if no one else appreciates what you’ve written, you might wind yourself sad. That is why getting feedback on your work as soon as possible and from as many different sources is critical. It may seem self-evident, but we’ll say it anyway for all obstinate writers: feedback is useless if you don’t listen. Disconnect yourself from your ego and don’t take things emotionally; no one is trying to offend you; they’re only trying to help.
You’ve finally made it to the end: you’ve brainstormed, plotted, and produced a first draught that you’ve thoroughly revised. Your book has reached its final shape, and you are overjoyed. So, what’s up next? All that is left now is for you to try your hand at publishing!