on The Creative Penn:
As a writer with three nonfiction books published and more on the way, I often get asked, “How do you find ideas for what to write about?”
Now, I say, “I ask my community.”
Book ideas – and manuscripts – begin when people engage with me after listening to my podcast, corresponding via email or in social media, or becoming a private client.
But it was not always so. Once, I had a vague idea that I wanted to write, and a hope that I could produce something someone would find useful. But I didn’t know how to start, or how to connect the dots to write one book, never mind multiple.
Is that where you are right now? Or perhaps you are a little further along the timeline, with a great book idea, or even a draft – but you’re not sure who might read it?
Whether you’re just beginning, or further along and stuck, here are 5 ways for you to move forward!