3 Beginner Mistakes in Writing a Book

Mistakes in writing a book

When you write a book, you don’t do it all at once. You will write, rewrite and you may repeat that a few times. In any case, the best way is really to start well prepared with your book. Your first step is to avoid the 3 beginner mistakes in writing a book.

Mistakes in writing a book

1. Just start writing

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Many people start writing unprepared. There is a story in their head or knowledge and experience, so they put that on paper.

Of course, you can, but in most cases, that means more work and a worse result. Start with a blueprint of your book.

Make sure you know in advance what you are going to write where. This means you can write a better book in less time. So your time investment in the structure of your book, you will definitely get out of it.

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2. Writing for everyone

You want everyone to read and buy your book. But writing your book for everyone is unfortunately not a good idea.

You will then have to remain very general and then you will touch the readers less and your book will appeal to fewer people.

So choose an ideal reader. That is a person, a man or a woman with a certain appearance, profession or business, hobbies, and a family or not. So that’s not a target audience. You don’t have to mention that in your book.

Work out your ideal reader for yourself as best you can. Make a mind map or mood board. For example, put a ‘photo’ of your ideal reader as a background on your computer or hang your mind map on the wall.

Go on a journey with your ideal reader in mind. And do you know someone who looks like that? Then ask them questions. What does he or she want to know about your subject? What is the question or problem? And how can you give the answer or the solution in your book? ‘Talk’ in your book to your ideal reader.

Of course, your target audience is not your ideal reader on your back cover. That information is for you.

Do you write fiction? Even then you have an ideal reader, but you can also take the same route with your main character. That’s a nice floor plan.

3. Sharing all your knowledge and experience in your book

If you write a non-fiction book, you probably know a lot about your subject. So you sit down and toil to put all your knowledge and experience into your book.

Stop! Do not.

Then write two books, or three.

Your ideal reader doesn’t want to know everything about your topic. You are the expert. Take your readers by the hand to the next level.

Do you want to lose more? Write a new book. Also make a choice with a life story, which themes are essential for the story?

Do you want to avoid the 3 beginner mistakes in writing a book? Start with your book! Then you immediately start working with these 3 points.

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