The Writing Process – Ideas, Ideas

Going to write a book? The first step is to decide what you’re going to write about.

  • Something you love and know a lot about?
  • Something you’d like to learn more about?
  • Something you’ve been assigned to write?
  • Something you’ve pitched and have a contract to write about?
  • Something you think there might be a need for?
  • Something you think there might be a market for?
  • Something that might make you more of an authority in your field?
  • Something that might support your other goals?
  • A story you have to tell?

There’s lots of good reasons to write an article or a book (including just for the experience or the fun of it)

People choose their topics in different ways. Some choose something they already know about, to get their info out to the world. Some choose a topic they feel there is a need for. Some will check what’s trending or seems likely to trend in the next 6 months, and write a book that they think there will be a market for.

When I’m choosing a topic, I go a little different route. For my metaphysical books, I usually look for something I know that there seems to be a need for. I have a list of possible topics perculating in my brain, and I mull them over.

The deciding factor, though, tends to be the signs that come to me.

(*insert spooky music here*) Sounds pretty dramatic, but it’s not quite like that. It’s more a question of paying attention. When I’m getting ready to start a new book, I’ll find people will start mentioning a particular challenge more frequently when I’m doing readings. I’ll see more references to it online. I’ll have people ask me to teach classes or give them everything I know about “X” in an email message

When I see this happening, the Universe is telling me that there’s a need- and so I write.

How do you choose what you’re going to write about?

Catherine Kane

1/22/15

For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better” ,“The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”, her urban fantasy “The Lands That Lie Between”,   and her new book “Magick for Pennies”, all from Foresight Publications, click here

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