Write Your Book in 30 Days!
Apr 27, 2022
Yes, it’s possible. In 30 days you can complete the first draft of your book – or at the very least, an incredibly robust outline. The key here is that you need to be ready to dig in at the start of your 30 days. That will take some prayer and prep work on the front end, before you start. Once you have that part of the process flowing, the countdown can begin. Are you ready? You can do this!
Prayer & Prep:
- What has God put on your heart?
- Why are you writing, and who is the target audience?
- Take time to study and meditate on these 12 VERSES if you need some focused inspiration (maybe turn into a lead magnet by making it into a printable journal)
- What type of book? (this will determine the average word count)
- Non-fiction vs Fiction Premise
- For non-fiction, what need are you trying to meet or what question are you answering?
- For fiction, what is the hook? Use the following fill-in-the-blank sentence as a template to give you an idea of how you can write your hook.
- Lead Character is ___________ (occupation, role, location) and wants to _________ (primary goal). But when they encounter __________ (inciting incident/other character/obstacle) they have to _____________ (conflict).
- Make sense? How can your character overcome that obstacle to achieve their goal and grow in the process?
- Now, taking that core concept, write out a rough outline.
- Approximately 12 chapter titles/topics for non-fiction (you can do more if you like) with a 1 to 3 sentence chapter summary. In addition to guiding your content, this will be helpful when you are working on that book proposal for traditional publishing.
- 12 point plot outline (or use the outline method of your choice):
- Inciting incident
- Plot point 1
- Plot point 2/Midpoint
- Plot point 3
- Black Moment
- Climactic Moment
- Take your calendar and mark out thirty days that you will commit to write. This does not have to be consecutive because healthy rhythm and rest are important. But if you have the chance to focus for 30 days straight, it might be fun to see what you can produce at the end of it.
- Determine how many words you will write per day. Your type of book will determine this for the finished project but for the first draft, 45,000 is a good amount to shoot for that you can edit and expand later. Divide that by 30 days and you have 1500 words a day.
The next blog will help you move from your idea to a rough draft.
We hope these steps gave you a good game plan as you work towards your writing goals. At Called Creatives our desire is to help women like you write and speak with influence and impact. Join us for access to additional topics, exclusive training and connection opportunities. Our content is specifically cultivated to help you succeed in whatever form your calling takes.
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At Called Creatives our desire is to help women like you write and speak with influence and impact. Join us for access to additional topics, exclusive training and connection opportunities. Our content is specifically cultivated to help you succeed in whatever form your calling takes.