Writing a book about your life is a shared life goal. Have you ever thought about writing your story? What is holding you back? People often say they don’t have time or don’t know how to write a book, but the truth is, anyone can write a book. Even if you’re writing a book for the first time, if you believe it, you can achieve it!
The key to writing your story is discipline.
The first thing to know is you need to be disciplined to write a book. But writing a book can change your life. Set aside time to write every day or week, and stick to your goals. A bestseller is a book that’s one of the top-selling books of its kind in any given week. To make your book a bestseller, you must make it readable and enjoyable.
And most importantly, it needs to have a big idea that will get people excited about reading it. Bestseller begins with a great book. If you invest your time in writing a book about your life, make it one of the “amazing” books out there.
There are book writing coaches that can help.
If you want to write a book, then go for it. Don’t let your doubts stop you. Book writing coach, Debbi Dachinger, says, “You’re the only one who can tell your story, so make it happen.” Hard work and determination are important but remember that coaching can help you reach your goals faster and more effectively.
The publishing landscape has changed in recent years. Authors used to be able to get advances more often, but that’s less common now. However, you can still get an advance if you have a large platform because it shows more surety in your sales. Not all publishers have marketing departments anymore. Many hybrid publishers ask for money, but you could spend that money on editors and coaches and your own marketing and still do well. You don’t have to go the publishing route. You can self-publish.
Marketing your book with Podcasts
Whether using a publisher or self-publishing your book, you need some marketing. If you spend all that time writing a book about your life, you probably want to share your story. Podcasts are a great way to reach and connect with listeners. They’re easy to consume and intimate, which allows you to build rapport with your audience. You can host your own podcast or be a guest on someone else’s show. But before you go on a podcast, you must have good content. The quality of your content will keep listeners coming back. Always have a call to action for your listeners so they know what to do next.
When you are a guest on other people’s podcasts, it is always beneficial to cross-promote. By introducing your audience to other podcasters, you create a mutually beneficial relationship that can help both you and the other podcaster grow your audiences. Additionally, by featuring other podcasters on your own show, you can help introduce them to your audience and help grow their fanbase.
Writing a book about your life is possible.
Writing a book for the first time can be daunting, but it is also one of today’s most common dreams. Writing your life story is all about discipline. Coaches can help keep you on track when writing your story. But, even after finishing your book, you will need marketing. Marketing your book is essential to get your book noticed. Podcasts are a great way to reach new readers.