Is this you? “I want to be an author but I don’t know what to write about.”

Saying you want to write a book, but you have no idea what to write about, is a lot like saying you want to meditate but don’t know why.

Here is what I mean:

You meditate to get results.

Why do YOU meditate? Is it to remember to breathe into your abdomen? To switch off your flight/ fight response and switch on your rest/digest response? To learn something from your intuition? To have a rare moment of peace or physical nothingness? To maintain a healthy state of mind? To experience a change in brain waves and experience a shift in consciousness?

Similarly, you write a book to get results.

When I say results, I’m not referring to a financial goal or lifestyle preference.

I’m referring to the result of you being alive at this time, in this place, and experiencing all that you do. You can find what you want to write about by listing what results you want to see from your existence on this planet.

For help writing this list, I’ve put together 18 questions for you to answer in your journal.

Writing a book – you start with the end in mind.

Get to know yourself better and the results you want to see and you automatically have a book purpose.

From there you can move on to break down your book purpose into micro-goals where each chapter is a goal that serves the greater purpose.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions Page for more guidance and tools to assist in your writing and DIY self-publishing journey.

 

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