5 Easy Steps to Writing Your First Book in 30 Days or Less

So.

You want to write a book, and nobody bothered to teach you how. Don’t worry! Writing a book is actually pretty simple. It’s mostly a matter of planning your work, then working your plan.

Like many projects, it starts with a lot of steps up front, followed by concerted and dedicated effort on one step for a long time. We’re not including “get motivated and disciplined” among the steps, but if those aren’t in place this will be harder than if they were.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t do it in that case, just that it will be more difficult. The hard part about writing a book isn’t the knowing how. It’s the applying yourself to it every day until you’ve achieved the results you want.

FIVE EASY STEPS TO WRITING YOUR FIRST BOOK IN 30 DAYS

Step One: Know Your Books

Start the process by knowing what kind of book you want to write, and the basic conventions for that kind of book. For example, average word counts for different genres vary wildly: