Writing a book part 1

Well, welcome to my blog and posts. Thank you for stopping in. I will write a few posts on how writing a book impacts me and how you might want to start your own book journey. So far I’ve written three finished novels and a poetry book. Each book is a journey of it’s own and there is several ways to start a book idea. Everyone has their own method of writing and even if you aren’t good at writing doesn’t mean you shouldn’t write a book if you want to. Anyone can improve at writing as most skills can be improved. Writing is a very expressive way to help relieve emotions and situations that go on in your life. Even a journal is helpful to your emotional, spiritual and mental well being.

It can help clear your thoughts to sleep and relieve stress. I know toxic situations are sometimes hard to get out of and I often looked to my artistic side to help keep going. So how do I write my novels? I try to first make sure I find an idea I enjoy a lot, because that love and desire of the idea is what will drive you to finish the project. Some people use outlines to plot out the book and others just write it on a whim. It is up to you on how you precede. So how about my ideas? I find them in my dreams sometimes, or something else might inspire me like a particular time in history and a particular headline. Inspiration can strike at any moment so always have a doc app on your phone or a small notepad to write on. Some ideas you will keep and others you won’t ever use. If a novel seems like a daunting task start with a small hundred page book as a first project just to get the feel of the craft. Just don’t get discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time or even the fifth. Everything takes time and practice. So don’t rush it and if you have a problem finding an idea or inspiration just step away and do other hobbies.

Until next time take care

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Published by N.K. Sterling

A sibling and daughter to some, a friend to others. As an artist , writer, and dreamer N.K Sterling spends days crafting new creations be it in painting or jewelry making or dabbling in many creative avenues in life from music to sewing has only made Sterling more inspired to keep trying new things. Enjoying a good book by the fire, or an adventurous outing with furry friends is always a go to for this expressive soul. Writing has been a passion since the age of twelve and the associate's degree in liberal arts has only help expand this creative mind for future endeavors while currently living in the southern USA.

One thought on “Writing a book part 1

  1. To build upon your point, sometimes we don’t need to aim for a 100-page book to get us going. Sometimes it could still be a full-length novel, but we can simply aim to finish just one page that day. Breaking things down into small chunks is the way to go with any piece of writing. Thanks for this post!


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