How to Start a Book: The 5-Step Plan for Any Book Idea

As a bestselling author of 75+ books, I get a lot of questions from aspiring authors.

So far, the most common questions have been centered around how to start a book.

Many people want to write a book but they don’t know where to begin.

“What comes first,” they ask, “the researching, the writing, the planning, or the outlining?”

Here’s the deal:

I have a system that will help anyone get through the process, from writing to publishing, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

In my experience, I have found that even if you understand all the steps that go into creating a book, taking the correct first step makes all the difference.

You should know:

Planning your book properly makes writing and publishing at least 10 times easier.

This is true for anyone who wants to write.

That includes you, even if you’re:

  • A beginner who wants to write a book about your life
  • An expert in your field who wants to advance your career
  • A published author working on another piece in your niche

One of the reasons that so many people never finish their book is because they did not properly plan it out.

By planning out your book before you start can save time and money, while saving yourself from hitting a wall after writing your first three pages…. Read more

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