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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Writer’s Block: How To Write A Self-Help Book

Writer's Block Can Slow You Down
Writer's Block Can Slow You Down
Writer’s block is something that everyone faces when they are learning how to write a self-help book. This is because while you may be perfectly qualified to solve someone else's problem in real life, writing a book about it is a completely different experience.

Which is why so many self-help books never get off the ground.

Nevertheless, there are many things that you can do to solve the problems of writer’s block and learn how to write a self-help book at the same time.

Solving Writer’s Block Starts By Defining The Problem You Want To Write About

Since most nonfiction books fall into the self-help genre, you can start by writing your book with a problem you have had yourself. Defining the problem itself is the first step in conquering writer’s block, and you can do this by searching for your problem online and reading what others have written about it. Write out the problem you are trying to solve in your own words and you are well on your way to defeating writer’s block.

And once you have defined the problem, you can write out the steps you took to solve it. These steps will become chapters in your book. And once you have some chapters, make sure to list some real life examples under the chapter headings. This is a helpful exercise to use as a cure for writer's block.

The Next Step Is To Personalize The Problem

If you are writing about something that has become a problem, write about how it has affected you, your friends, and your family. This will make up the body of your self-help book. You can also talk about how a problem has affected your job, your love life, and your general outlook on life. Keeping a journal will help you flesh out your subject matter.

This is important, because another form of writer’s block is when a writer has made it halfway through writing a book and then runs out of things to say. So the more you write in a journal, the more you will remember what you went through, and the more people will identify with your story and your struggles. 

Finally, Write About How You Solved The Problem

If you are writing a self-help book, you will need to talk about how you solved the problem. If you haven’t solved your problem, you may have to wait on finishing your self-help book, because you just can’t make up the ending. If you do, you will find yourself with another kind of writer’s block, where the ending of your book just won’t come to you. That’s because it hasn’t happened yet. This is a time to be patient, because once you solve your problem, you will have a lot to write about, and no more writer’s block to stop you. 

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