Do you think of writing a book as a serious, hard and gargantuan task?
Most people do.
And most people don’t get their books written, even if they get started. It just feels too big. At some point, many people get overwhelmed and stop.
That won’t be you, because you are about to learn a few tips to make your book-writing journey what one emerging author in my Bring Your Book to Life Program called “Easy Breezy.”
One of the best “tricks” is to make writing a book fun.
Another is to intend for ease in the process of writing.View book-writing as an adventure! Click To Tweet
In a book concept consultation this week, I led an emerging author in a favorite exercise I call “Meet Your Muse.” We asked her muse how to ensure not just starting–but finishing–her book. Her muse told her, “Keep it light. Have fun.”
When she asked how to make writing fun, her muse told her, “Write it on a Trampoline.” So, she made a note to find a recording device and do just that.
Now, I’m not suggesting you go out and purchase a trampoline as your next book-writing investment. Instead, I invite you to think about how you can turn your book-writing into more of an adventure, or a playful journey, and enjoy yourself.
- How can you take off some of the pressure you’ve put in yourself about your book?
- How can you capture the sense of inspiration you first felt when you decided to write a book?
- How can you connect with that inner creative spark?
That last question will not only help you make writing fun, it can help your readers enjoy your book. When you connect with that spark, your book can be more spontaneous. You may discover new exercises that will help your readers engage with the material. You may find a way to tell a story that brings the drier information to life. You may discover a new element that makes your book even more wonderful for your readers.
Everyone has their ways of tapping into that creative spark. For me, it’s often through nature, and I love to take a walk before writing. For some people music or movement do the trick. For others, prayer or meditation. Mix it up. Try different things on different days.
Find your spark.