Welcome to Author Tip: Knowing the Difference Between a NEED and a WANT

The 31 Days of Author Tips features the advice from Jenn Grace and other authors, publishers, and people in the writing industry. From hearing Publish Your Purpose Press Founder and CEO,  Jenn T. Grace, you’ll learn the basics of the writing process as well as more intricate details and tips not found anywhere else. You’ll learn how to be better prepared when you set out to write your story. Whether you are writing a memoir or any non-fiction where a piece of your story is shared, you’ll be better equipped for success after having listened to these tips.

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Author Tip Transcript

On the surface, writing a book may seem like a great idea. “I want to write a book because it will get me tangible outcomes.” Some of the benefits to writing a book:

  • Increase your business
  • Increase your speaking fees
  • Increase the number of clients you have
  • Become the business with the authority in your space
  • More consulting contracts or coaching clients

However, writing a book is a really challenging process for most people. Authors will do best with a solid support system to get through challenging periods while writing.

PYP specializes in helping authors through the process. We spend a lot of time supporting authors through the emotional side of writing a book. The tactics can be taught to anyone (write a book, design a cover, marketing, etc.)

[Tactics are covered in Author’s Academy 14 week program.]

Challenge of the day: Spend 10 minutes to make a list of WHY. Fill in the blank:

I want to write a book because __________________________________.  

The why cannot be because someone told you to write the book or because your ego wants you to write the book, but why do you WANT to write this book? It’s important to know the Why and Want of writing your book. My own desire to write books has come from wanting to make a difference, wanting to change people’s lives, wanting to make an impact. So those are the wants but they’re also my Why.

As the going gets tough as you are going through the process, you’re going to have to fall back on the why and want of doing this for motivation. At the end of the day, this can be a tough and lonely road. You’re the only one that can tell your story. You can have support for the technical aspects, but you have to be powerfully self-motivated to make it all the way through when you hit roadblocks and obstacles (emotional or otherwise.)

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