4 Top Tips for Writing a Book

It doesn’t have to be difficult

Everyone has a story inside of them.

There is a common misconception that writing a book is incredibly difficult or is indeed the most challenging thing to do…….EVER!!

It really doesn’t have to be that difficult.

As the author of #1 Amazon bestseller Buy To Let: How To Get Started and co-author of 101 Top Property Tips, writing a book should be viewed as a fun challenge.

As with anything in life. If you put your mind to it then you will be able to achieve it. The purpose of this blog post is to give you 4 top tips for writing a book.

Top Tip Number 1 – Start with the end in mind

Why do you want to write a book? Is it a new challenge for you? Do you want another asset? Are you just doing it for fun? What do you want to achieve from writing a book?

These questions are crucial as the answers that you give will inspire you to write and to successfully complete your project.

We know that Buy To Let: How To Get Started and 101 Top Property Tips (and other books that are being written at the moment) will provide a gateway for people to purchase our other products and services such as mentoring and property strategy days. The Podcast serves the same purpose as well. Our aim is to be able to add as much value as possible as consistently as possible.

Top Tip Number 2 – Know your audience

Who are you going to aim your book to? What does your ideal reader look like? What do they think? What do they feel? What do they wear? What do they do on a day to day basis?

This is very challenging as it pushes you to get into the mind of your reader.

When writing Buy To Let: How To Get Started and 101 Top Property Tips, I/we knew that our audience are people that have an interest in getting started in property but might not know how to do that or they might be short on confidence or might be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of other property information out there!

Top Tip Number 3 – Structure your book

The best way to do this is to be able to come up with some headings and sub headings. If you know what you are going to write about then think about your audience and what they would want to read. For example, if you are writing a book about gold then maybe the reader would like to know how to purchase gold, where to purchase it, how to get the best quality etc etc

Setting out the structure will help to break the book down into manageable segments.

That makes the next point even more appropriate………………

Top Tip Number 4 – Factor time into your diary to write

Time management is an essential life skill and making time to consistently write your book is of paramount importance.

Even if you commit to writing 200 words a day, every day, and do that for 1 year, then you will end up with 72,400 words in 1 year. Pretty impressive.

In other words, break down the task into bite size chunks and you will find that the task becomes easier.

Put the time into your diary and then have the discipline to stick to it!


Writing a book is not a walk in the park but it does not have to be difficult either.

Time, focus and dedication will help to see you through.

Rob Smallbone

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