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Top 10 Reasons To Write A Book (Finally)

POSTED BY prbythebook ON August 19, 2016

Top 10 Reasons To Write A Book (Finally)

Writing a book is one of the most gratifying things a person could do in their life. At times, writing a book has been compared to giving birth because of the pain involved, but both give you the opportunity to create something wonderful and to share it with the world. If you’re looking for reasons to write a book, Michael Boezi put it perfectly. Writing a book creates an amazing sense of accomplishment! He said:

“A book casts you in a different light. Just the fact that you finished a book-length work says something about you. You have something to say, and people will see you differently for that. You took the risk, you made an attempt. Even if your book doesn’t sell a single copy, it’s a résumé of sorts.”

So is writing worth the effort?

In the 2015 edition of Writer’s Digest, Brian A. Klems said that writing a book is like accomplishing a rare dream. Klems wrote:

“If you’ve finished your manuscript (or are on your way to completing it), you’re part of a small, select group of people in this world who have. And anytime you’ve worked hard to accomplish a difficult-to-achieve dream…no one can ever take that away from you.”

Maybe you’re asking yourself, “Should I write a book?” Here are my top 10 favorite reasons to write a book. Go ahead and do it. You know you want to!

1. You Have Already Been Putting It Off

How long are you going to keep telling yourself that you’re going to do it? Months? Years? Stop waiting, start writing! You’ll thank yourself later.

2. Discover Yourself

Writing a book provides an opportunity to look inside yourself, into your own emotions and sometimes even into your soul. Even though the goal of writing is to share your experiences with the world, you will learn so much about yourself during the journey.

3. You May Not Get Another Chance

Now may be the best time to start writing because you never know what could happen! Life is short, and there may not be another chance for you to express your thoughts, emotions, or experiences.

4. Build Your Brand

Publishing a book is a huge deal. It’s hard to do, and is something that most people will not accomplish. That book can also help build your personal brand in your business/career and in life.

5. Getting Outside The Comfort Zone

For most people, writing a book is something that they haven’t done before. Still, how do you know you can’t write a book until you start? Trust me, no one was a writer before they started writing. Doing things outside your comfort zone is how expand your capabilities.

6. It Could Change Your Life

Any time you go on a vacation or an adventure, it changes you. You learn. You grow. Let your book be the next big adventure!

7. Express Your Passion

There’s a good chance what you’re writing about is something you love. It’s clearly something that you’re already passionate about. When you decide to write about it, you are exploring your passion, so why waste that opportunity?

8. Do Something Different

Writing a book is something others won’t do – not that they can’t but choose not to. Don’t settle for what everyone else is doing. Sometimes, writing a book will feel like a marathon. It’s like climbing a mountain. However, the “view from the top” is a huge accomplishment that you can be proud of forever, and that is one of the best reasons to write a book.

9. Do It Today

You can’t finish if you don’t start. This may be cliche, but your book isn’t going to write itself. If it was easy, everyone you know would have written novels by now. Today is the best day to start your book. It’s just like planting a tree: the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now. Because if you don’t…

10. You’ll Never Know What Could Have Been

If you don’t write that book you’ve always wanted to write, that idea could fade away and turn to dust in your mind. What if that novel would have been a best-seller? Could it lead to a whole new and more fulfilling career path? What if the book had changed someone’s life, even if you never meet them? Maybe archeologists find your book 1,000 years from now and it becomes a major part of our history! Sure, it might not be a best-seller, but it could still do a lot of other great things in your life. If only you had gotten started on it sooner!

Now is the time to get started on your book. Go back to your notes, re-read the chapters that have already been written, or pick up a pencil (or computer) and start fresh! Write those first few words or get back into where you left off. Now is the time for you to make a promise or commitment to yourself to finish what you started. Whether it’s a draft of a 75,000 word novel in a year, or writing 3 pages a week, it’s never too late to start. As long as you do.


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Colin Woods is the Digital Marketing Assistant at PR by the Book. Sports is his first love, and he is a night owl at heart, but that hasn’t stopped him from traveling all across the country with his other love of travel. When he’s not tubing down the San Marcos River, you can find him behind the grill, cooking up delicious fajitas. Follow him on Twitter @Colin_Woods9.

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