If you are thinking of writing a book to share your knowledge and experience, but unsure if to go for it? This article will give you insights on what it takes to write a book, how to get going, and how to stay motivated when writing it.
Jane Hooper wrote her book in the third phase of her life. The book is called The Story of Confidence.
Why writing a book on confidence? The topic came from her extensive experience as a trainer: It didn’t matter what the training was about, people always wanted to have more confidence.
She discovered that the level of confidence was changing based on the situation, but also during major life transitions. In some situations (e.g. with our friends) we are very confident and in other situations (e.g. public speaking) we might be less confident. Life transitions and changes are also moments when we can feel less confident: e.g. starting a new school or retirement.
Jane came to one of the interactive workshops “What I learned from talking to retired people” and shared her journey. These are the key things that I noted down:
🔘 KNOW WHY YOU WANT TO WRITE A BOOK AND FOR WHOM
🔘 FEEDBACK WILL HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE MOMENTS OF DOUBTS
There will be moments of doubts, low confidence, or moments when you will not know how to move forward. Jane highlighted how feedback was important to get going with more clarity and confidence. She mentioned three sources for the feedback:
🔘 WRITING A BOOK IS A MESSY CREATIVE PROCESS
Overall, writing a book is an exciting learning journey! A journey that stimulates mind and soul. Something to experience in life at least once!
During the workshop, we had an amazing exchange and I’ve noted down a couple of points that came out from different people who were present.
Ready to write a book? My impression is that writing a book is an exciting learning journey! A journey that stimulates mind and soul. Something to experience in life at least once!