WHAT KIND OF WRITER ARE YOU? AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.
September 13, 2013
There are any numbers of ways for authors to write, marketand promote their books. The best way to write a book is the way that works best for you. The easy way to know what works is to determine what kind of writer you are and then learn what to do about it. This is part one. Part two will help offer strategies that help you understand how to best deal with each way of thinking.
For Linear Thinkers
For some people writing an outline first is the key. The liner structure works well and immediately establishes a framework that guides them through the process. They usually function very well with a clearly defined time line. Days are planned and writing time is scheduled. Benchmarks are determined, noted and incorporated so that writing becomes a routine in their life.
This type of writer starts with the end in mind. They know exactly when the book will be completed because the date was set in the beginning of the project. All other dates have been logically determined and noted to reach the goal of having the finished book by their due date.
As this author moves through the writing process, they can see the pages piling up and their work getting done on schedule.
The challenges faced by someone who writes like this is that life events can get in the way. Once the timeline is thrown off it could cause major havoc.
For Creative Thinkers
Brilliant ideas, vibrant scenes and fantastic quotes are just some of the products that the creative brain conjures up. People with a flow of new and exciting concepts can be great writers. Their books are fun, interesting and engaging. These authors can be making connections that few of us see and once pointed out, become so obvious. Amazing thoughts are some spouted like a firehose and some of these are the subject of many bestselling books.
The challenges faced by someone who writes in this way is that they might be prone to the shiny new object syndrome.
Clearly, there are many people who are not on the extreme end of either spectrum. The most effective way to figure out where you are in all of this is to observe your habits and be aware of your feelings.
Now for what to do about it… Click here.
We specialize in helping authors find the way that best suits them. The writing process is filled with opportunities to learn about how to write a book, the subject about which you are writing and about yourself. I say use the information and insights garnered to increase productivity in other areas of your life. Our goal is to help our clients write books that achieve, and frequentlysurpass, the goals that are established in the beginning of our work together. For more information, contact Lauri@SuccessWithSalter.com.
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