Eight Reasons Why You Should Write a Book

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Eight reasons to write a bookDo you have a book idea that you’ve been mulling over for years?

Maybe decades?

Do people routinely say to you, “You should really write a book!”

If so, consider taking the first steps to writing and publishing your book now. Why wait? If you have a great idea, but don’t know how to begin, contact me. I can offer you advice on how to get your ideas on paper.

If you need a little convincing, here are eight reasons to write a book:

You can say, “I wrote the book on that subject!”

If you’re an expert in a field and have valuable information to share, you should really write a book, so that others can learn from you. People are always looking for successful examples from experienced professionals in their industry. Plus, it is fun to point to a book jacket and say, “I wrote the book on that!”

There is nothing like a book for gaining credibility

Writing a book takes a lot of time, energy, and knowhow. If you complete and publish a book, people will take notice. As long as your book is well-written and contributes something to society, you will gain credibility.

You will become a published author

You will have the suffix published author attached to your name. It’s a bit like a royal title. What better calling card, regardless of the business you’re in.

You can cross that goal off your bucket list

Just completing a long term goal is reason enough to venture into the world of writing. It is very satisfying to have accomplished a task that has occupied so much of your attention for so long. Let’s mark it as DONE!

You will be helping others

By sharing your story or giving others your secrets of success, you will help various people that you’ve never met. It is immensely satisfying to receive reviews and emails from readers, letting you know that you have bettered their lives in some way.

A new business path could open up for you

All authors become entrepreneurs to some degree. If you market and promote your book properly, you could make money on into the future through sales.

Once you’ve finished one book, the next one will be easier

When the first book is up on amazon.com and selling well, you will find the second book you write will probably take less time and will click into place faster. Plus, if you’ve had success with the first book, you’ll have gained a readership, who will buy your subsequent books based on your reputation.

There are many more reasons why you should write your book, but I hope I have inspired you with these eight. I can tell you that waiting for any length of time is a bad idea. Historically, the people that contact me and then put off starting their project, never actually publish a book.

If you’d like a consultation, email me and we’ll set up a time to talk! I’d like to help you get started now!

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24 Comments

  1. Fred Ybanez

    I was. Drafted and reenlisted after my 2 year service. I served in the US Army for 27 years 3 tours in Vietnam as an infantry soldier. Wounded first tour in the MeKong Delta. Germany, Pamana, Korea, Vietnam and other assignments. After my retirement, I accepted a position in education teaching military science (Army ROTC). Just to name a few. I have been asked by friends, veterans and family to write a book about my life and military career. I am looking for advice and guidelines as to the approach to writing a book. I am 71 years old and would like to my memories for kids, grandkids and future generations. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Laura Sherman

      Dear Fred,

      Thank you for writing! I tried to email you using the address you provided, but my letter bounced. Could you write me back privately? My direct email is Laura@LauraSherman.com. Thank you!

      Reply
  2. Michelle schuster

    Laura,

    My name is Michelle. I too need your assistance. I’m a terrible writer but have some great ideas. I’ve wanted to write a book since my early 20’s and have never been able to accomplish it. I’ve started multiple times and then stopped. Could you please contact me. My phone number is 580 678-5516 and my email Pete6769@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

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    • Laura Sherman

      Thanks for reaching out! I just wrote to you privately to see how I can best help you.

      Reply
  3. Sharon

    Hi Laura – I was laying in bed not really thinking about anything and the ‘BAM!’. The word ghostwriter entered my mind. I am a 50 year old information Systems Engineer Manager and A Certified Life Coach. Recently, I have been considering writing a book or books on various topics. I would like to talk with you about my ideas.

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    • Laura Sherman

      Thanks for reaching out! I wrote you back and look forward to your response. I’m definitely intrigued!

      Reply
  4. Nat

    Hi Laura

    I am just looking for a bit of advice. Have thought about a book for ages just on my life.. I am only 30 but it has been very eventful.. In the sense of hard times, pain, abusive relationships, but the meaning of the book is about how alcohol etc can affect life and relationships.. I would write it myself but don’t have any experience and honestly won’t know where to start.

    Look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

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    • Laura Sherman

      Hi! Thanks for writing! I will write to you privately to see how I can assist you!

      Reply
  5. don delgaod

    yes Laura, I really want you to contact me. So we can discuss creating and completing the dream I need to let out. I am 65 years old now. and for over 45 years from former co-worker, people in general and most of all my daughter has beg me for so long to start my book. I need your experience to fulfill my dream. I research most question you answer, you made very comfortable in all that you shared. Hope to hear from you

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    • Laura Sherman

      Hi, Don! Thank you for writing and thank you so much for researching your questions so thoroughly! I really appreciate that. I just sent you an email and look forward to hearing back! Have a great weekend!

      Reply
  6. Rona Rigsby

    Laura ,
    I have quite a story to tell.
    I dont really know where to begin.
    It is my life story .
    There has been pain , physical, mental and sexual abuse , homelessness , and lots of other things.

    Could really use some pointers.

    Thanks lots

    Reply
    • Laura Sherman

      Hi! Feel free to contact me privately and we can discuss options. Do you want to hire a professional or write the book yourself? Thanks!

      Reply
  7. Angus Fubara

    Hi Laura, I have a great novel I’ve been working on for about a year now
    (sought of a mediviel high fantasy fiction). Can’t finish cause it’s hard to find time and inspiration due to a full time job, two little boys, and school. I need your help.
    FYI. I self published my first book (a children’s book ) last year. I am a very creative storytelling individual with a lots of ideas.

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    • Laura Sherman

      Hi! Thank you for writing! It was good to email back and forth with you a bit. I hope you are progressing along well with your book! Good luck!

      Reply
  8. Robin Marcum

    Dear Laura,
    I have a totally awesome unique idea targeting children and people with MRDD disabilities.
    I came up with this idea while working close to many DD people for many years. I saw a need and I’m sure they could benefit from my Special book.
    I have zero clue on where to even start!
    HELP PLEASE!
    Robin

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    • Laura Sherman

      Thanks for writing! I sent you an email and look forward to hearing back.

      Reply
  9. roger larkins

    After 38 years plus over the road as a truckdriver and all the things I have done and seen, from working on the movie twister, to trying to keep a man from jumping off the g.w. bridge in new york years ago and lots of other thing, strange occurrences in the middle of know where in the desert. I’ve had lots of people tell me I should write a book of all the things I have encountered in my life or the road.

    Reply
    • Laura Sherman

      Hi! I’d like to talk to you personally. How can I best do that? I wrote you an email, but didn’t hear back. Thanks!

      Reply
  10. LaJuan

    Hi Laura, I’ve had this book in my head for years. Yes my friends keep saying if you don’t write these stories I will because they know it’ll be a page turner. This has been over 10 years. I cannot do pen/paper anymore because it hurts. I bought the typing device whereas you talk it types. I could use that BUT I don’t know about format, how to make chapters, where to start. The story has gotten a new twist that could be a book by itself with subsequent ones to follow.

    I guess I just need to converse with a professional like yourself.

    Thanks, LaJuan

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    • Laura Sherman

      Hi! I just wrote you a private email. Looking forward to chatting!

      Reply
  11. ANNIE C BOHANON

    Laura
    I would like very much for us to have the Free Consult in regards to a Book I think is needed and people in general are searching for in the Health Field,. thank you
    Annie

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    • Laura Sherman

      Hi, Annie! I tried to email and call you, but didn’t get through. Please contact me again through my contact page and let me know how I can best be of assistance! Laura

      Reply
  12. Derrick Shirley

    I like your style Laura. Your spirit sings. Question, what is your relationship with pen to paper writing? Is this part of your writing process?

    Many thanks, Derrick.

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    • Laura Sherman

      Dear Derrick, Thank you so much for your kind words! I will admit that I don’t normally use pen and paper, as I find typing sooo much easier. However, when I write haiku I do sometimes opt to write in a little notebook, if inspiration hits me on a nature walk. What is your preferred method of writing?

      Reply

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