What’s REALLY Holding Back Your Writing Success?
As you know, I speak all over the world, and meet with writers every single day. I talk with them about what’s not working, why the book isn’t working, why it isn’t finished, and why it isn’t published yet.
There’s a lot of bitterness writers experience from publisher’s rejections when they hear, “Sorry, this book is not for me.” Today, I have a solution for all of you that can get you out of this trap, and to stop feeling so frustrated about writing Chapter 1 over and over again.
One of the things that’s getting away for a lot of these writers is they think they need just one more answer:
“If I only knew how to create better character arcs.”
“If I only knew how to dig deeper into the plot.”
“If I only knew how to plant that red herring better in my mystery novel.”
Lots of these writers go to more conferences, buy more writing books, and take more classes. All in all they spend a lot of their time and money in gathering more information, thinking that if they could find that one right piece of information everything will come together for them.
So they get stuck in this process of seeking–they read more books and articles, subscribe to magazines. The impulse is good. Information is in fact important and knowing about your process is key.
However, implementation is more important than information.
You have to ask yourself “What do I need?” The answer varies from person to person.
Many conferences tell writers they absolutely need an outline. This is not true. The thing about outlining is that it is inertive. It happens to writers at different phases of their writing.
Just because someone has written an outline before they started writing does not mean that you need one either. Some writers do need organization, but you don’t necessarily need to have an outline to start writing. This is one area of implementation. You need to know what you specifically need. This is something that conferences won’t tell you.
This process of information gathering also gets in the way of application. You have to ask yourself, “How does this concept exactly apply to my book?” This isn’t something that a conference or a class can answer. When these other writers were writing their book, they were thinking about their book not yours.
Yes, information is absolutely important. But even more important is the implementation and the application of the information. If these two are missing then you only have a partial solution.
Remember, you’re thinking about two things:
- Who am I as a writer? (Implementation)
- What is this exact book that I’m writing? (Application)
I bust myths here at Write to Publish everyday, and have put together a book that does this exact thing. It is called “The Six Secrets To Go From Struggling Writer to Published Author.” I’m offering it to you today free of charge. You can download it for free.
I’d love to talk to hear what you’re writing and talk to you about how you can implement and apply the information in the “The Six Secrets To Go From Struggling Writer to Published Author.”