4 Reasons Why You Probably Should Write A Book

yes, write a bookYesterday at AboutFreelanceWriting I wrote about 4 reasons you probably shouldn’t write a book. As always, at least with writing, there’s another side to the story.

Here are four reasons you really might want to write a book afterall.

You have a story you really want to tell

One of my favorite ghostwriting gigs was for a man who wanted to tell his sons how he grew up and how he came to make his fortune. We wrote the book mostly for an audience of two.

If you and/or your family has had a wow of an experience that can make a good book. Memoirs and other stories can make great books for either just your family or for the world. Or it might be the story of how you or a loved one overcame illness or some other setback.

While I’m quite sure not everyone has a story that’s worthy of a book, you very well may have one – and you may want to tell it in book form.

You have a new way of doing things you want to share

Have you invented something like my friend Chris Scott has? He has a way that could make a real contribution to saving forests and helping people get homes? Or maybe you’ve worked out a new approach to managing the work place like David Corbin has? All sorts of ideas have been turned into good books – maybe yours can too.

You’re passionate about your business and you know a book will help

You’re a life coach, or a chiropractor, or you raise goats, or you… well the list is endless. Whatever your business is, you’ve got a real passion for it and a book will help you build credibility. It also might amuse, or instruct or otherwise be valuable to your customers and clients. All good reasons to write a book.

You’re willing to make the time to get the book written

free content for writersYou know that writing a book will take a serious time commitment even if you hire someone else to write it. You’ve decided your committed and have a rough idea of how you’ll create the time to get it done and you’re willing to do just that. If this is true, it indeed may be time for you to get your book written.

There are, of course, other good reasons to write a book.

And you don’t have to do it alone. I’ve created Getting Your Book Written with Vision & Spirit to help folks actually get their book written with out giving up the rest of their lives. You can find out all about the class here.

Are you thinking about writing a book?

Write well and often,

Anne Wayman



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