Writing a Book- Why and How to Go About It
There are several reasons why people take interest in writing a book, and most of them stem from love of stories and the desire to make one or two of one’s own. Some simply call storytelling a passing of knowledge, especially if it involves passing on information about an expertise in a particular field.
Some Reasons Why People Write Books
There are individuals who are into writing books for different intents and purposes, one of which includes boosting their professional reputation. After all, authorship of a published book is a great addition to one’s credentials, especially if the knowledge transfer is about one’s field of expertise. Naturally, if I am a potential customer but still in the process of choosing, I’ll likely decide in favor of the professional who is confident enough to put his or her ideas and success strategies into a book.
Telling stories about lived experiences, whether good or bad, enables a writer to connect with people going through similar struggles.
- It’s an incredibly rewarding experience for an author to find out that he or she is not alone, which somehow removes the stigma of dealing with mental health. Indeed, writing a book, composing poetry, creating a song or making rap verses is a way of reaching out to others; or to escape into a world where there are so many positive reasons for appreciating the gift of life.
How to Write a Story
When planning to write a story, the first thing to establish is the main character since much of the events that will take place will revolve around him or her. Is your main character human, or an animal that is actually your pet in real life?
Whichever character you choose must be established from the very start. If there’s a lot of science involved, do your research to make you story truly feasible. When choosing to write about an animal as the main character, it’s also important to perform thorough research. Animals can be domesticated or wild, be of different breeds and in most cases exhibit behaviours true only to their species.
Developing the traits, features, behaviours and even peculiarities of the characters appearing in your story depends on the specific demographic, type, culture or race of persons, or breed of animals you chose as major personas.
Now here’s the thing, even if you’re a native English speaker, expressing and describing ideas clearly and cohesively can still be difficult.
An effective strategy is to visit a website containing articles that describe similar touching or amusing stories. Take note of words, phrases or idiomatic expressions you will find useful in writing descriptions. However, make certain not to use the words verbatim or in exactly the same way they were used originally. Otherwise, your written works will be flagged for plagiarism.
In time, you’ll get the hang of writing sentences that best describe the scenes or situations you want to incorporate in your story.
Connecting to Target Audience
Now if you want your published book to reach the majority of your target audience, promoting them at social media sites is one good way to go about it. Instagram and TikTok are excellent platforms when looking to promote a book.
Actually, TikTok is more versatile as the related app has all sorts of tools and filters to use in making short but creative video clips. Since there’s a story involved, you can even submit a unique challenge as part of your campaign among TikTok book lovers.