Step 2 - Know and Understand Your Reader
I hope you enjoyed week 1 and now have a clear vision and goal for what you want to achieve with your book.
This week I will be sharing my top tip on how to write with ease.
When I was writing my book, Kick Ass Your Life there was a point at which I got stuck. I wanted to give up. I couldn’t move forwards. I couldn’t find any inspiration to keep writing. And I was only a few thousand words into my book! Panic set in.
At this point I stopped all writing and started to consider my reader. I created an avatar and asked myself some simple questions. Who was the reader; what would they be feeling; what was their problem and how did I solve it; what did I want them to feel and how did I want them to feel after reading the book. These were the questions that I had in mind that kept me writing all the way to the end.
With my knowledge of the reader and the structure (which I will be sharing in week 4) I wrote Kick Ass Your Life in 4 weeks. Yes, that’s right 28,000 words in 28 days!
By creating an avatar it will help you:-
- move forwards with writing
- write quicker because you will be able to relate to the reader
- have a clear goal of what you want to achieve with your book
- speak to your reader
- maintain your voice throughout
When my book was released the biggest compliment I got from my readers were that they could hear my voice. One of my clients, that I had been working with for many years, said that she could feel that I was speaking to her.
I would not have had those compliments if I didn’t understand who my reader was. Your avatar will be one person, but you will be speaking to many hundreds and hopefully thousands.
Step 3 : Top pitfalls to avoid when writing.
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- WHAT A GOOD “HOW TO” BOOK NEEDS? April 27, 2018
- Pitfalls of Writing April 26, 2018
- Want to write a book – but don’t know where to start? Step 2 April 23, 2018
- Want to write a book – but don’t know where to start? April 21, 2018