By Carole St-Laurent
Can anyone write a book?
Even if you don’t think you are a good writer, in this post, I’ll show you how to write a great book. I got this strategy from Alex Genadinik who is the author of a popular business plan book. Even though Alex wrote his book without taking any shortcuts, in this article I’ll explain how to create books even if you think you are not a good writer or don’t like to write.
Many people who aren’t good writers and don’t like to write have many popular books to their name. How do you think celebrities write books? Most of them are of only average intelligence, but yet so many of them have written a book. And guess what, they didn’t write a single word on their own.
I’ll illustrate this with an example of writing a how-to book. There is a 4-step process to writing a good how-to book without writing a single word on your own:
Step 1: Dictate the book into an audio recorder. Many audio recording apps for your phone are free so you can do this anytime and anywhere.
Step 2: Give the content to a freelancer to transcribe.
Step 3: Find a good editor to edit the freelancer’s transcription.
Step 4: Create a nice book cover
After these steps, you are ready to sell the book.
Since this is a largely outsourced process, it can take only a few days of effort to create the book. That gives you more time to create more books and spend more time promoting the book. Over the course of a year or two, you can accumulate a substantial library of books that you sell, and that can help you generate a substantial income from your books.
If you are feeling motivated and ready to get started, that is great. But there is one more important question you should consider. What should your book be about? Don’t just create a book for the sake of having one to sell and make money. Of course, money is important, but you should care about your readers and give them something great to read.
Tap into your passions, experience, hobbies and consider what might be a topic on what you could write your best potential book. The ultimate success of your book will largely depend on the book’s quality. If the book is good, people will read it and give you good reviews. But if they don’t like the book, they will give you bad reviews and that will harm long-term sales and chances of your book to make it big.