Getting Started for Authors Tip: The Three People You Need in Your Corner When You Write a Book

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

The three skill sets that will help you get your book completed can come from anyone in your circle (siblings, partners, co-workers, friends, neighbors, support groups, etc.), not necessarily people that are paid. One person can fill multiple roles or different people filling different slots for you.

Writing a book has incredible highs but also low-lows. These three types of support will get you through to the end of your book.

You wont need all three of these simultaneously all the time, but you will need each of these at some point.

1) Most important: Strategist: You may take on this role as the author. The strategist looks at the big picture. You can find strategy support in a mastermind group, author coaches, a hired coach, etc. You need to get out of the weeds and look at the 30,000 foot view of your project. How are you going to incorporate this book in your business? You could potentially publish your book but not market it properly and then your book becomes boxes of paperweights. A strategist will help you say you’re writing about XYZ topic, but how does it tie into your business? How can we leverage the book? Plan from beginning to release and beyond.

2) Cheerleader: Somebody that is going to be beside you, cheering you on, lifting you up when you’re down. Writing a book is very challenging and you need someone to pull you out of the pit for the day. Someone to motivate you by keeping the end-goal and vision in front of you when you are doubting that you’ll ever finish the book. Also in the trenches, someone that makes you feel that you can conquer the world. Somebody to push you further but hold your hand while going there. This cheerleader could be a spouse (but that may be contrary if your partner is resistant to you taking time for this journey.) It could be a good friend, a member of a local writing group (maybe at your local library?) or perhaps a book club friend. You may have more than one cheerleader.

3) Therapist:Could be a licensed therapist or counselor, a business coach, your mastermind group… wherever you go to vent your frustrations about life or your business. You need someone there to pull you off the ledge when you need to be pulled in when writing your book is getting too hard. Your therapist person needs to be an active listener who can point out things to help you go in the right direction. Writing a book is an emotional process and brings up all kinds of stuff you may not want to deal with, but you’ll need to in order to get beyond the low spots.

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