So, you’ve already writen your outline, and you should be ready to go. The last step is the icing on the cake. Now you have an idea and a structure. The only thing left to do is actually put it into words.
When I write, I like to go start at each bullet point in my outline. I begin with the thought. I allow my fingers to trace a picture. If my first item on the outline is an introduction, I begin to introduce the character with a dynamic description.
I allow myself to build a setting, and I drop the character neatly in it. Take your time with each outline item. Remember you are writing a book, and that means you do not have to restrict your word count.
Make full and complete discriptions, settings, and plots. Build out each plot point until you have created your masterpiece!
So, now it’s well into the second week of the new
year. Things have calmed down, and you’re starting to think about that new year
resolution. How about you do more than think about it?
How long has it been since you’ve picked up that pen,
and began working on that book idea? I know, for me, I’d always used to defer
to doing what was expedient rather than what my heart wanted to do.
I wanted to write a book, but I had to work. Every time
I wanted to work on the book, other things took priority. Well, this year, I am
going to encourage you to take the time that is necessary to write your book.
Let’s take it one small step at a time. Today’s step
is simple. Decide what kind of book you want to write. Are you more of a
fiction person or do you have an affinity for non-fiction? Do you want to tell
your life’s story, or do you prefer to speak of a historical or educational
topic? That’s it for today. Type your topic in the comments below.