You want to write a book. Here are some tips to make it
happen as quickly as possible:

Whatever you write about, don't be boring.

Choose topics people want to read about or write about the
interesting events in your life. Make sure your book
intrigues, inspires, entertains or educates readers.
You book can also offer solutions to peoples' problems.

Write daily if possible.

Many new authors start the writing process all gung-ho
only to stop for days or even longer.

A writer who procrastinates usually finds that the
procrastination gets worse over time, often resulting
in him ceasing to write altogether. Therefore, it is
a good idea to write daily, if not, as often as
humanly possible.

That being said, some authors have a different way of
doing things so writing daily isn't a hard and fast rule.
Whichever technique you use to motivate yourself to write
is what you should continue using.

Formulate an outline.

This is particularly important for novice authors. To
minimize rewrites and improve consistency, it is better
to know what will happen on your next page before you
actually write it. Having an outline allows you to do that.

How do create an outline? You do this by spending a
few minutes asking yourself a series of questions and
answering them.

For example, ask yourself, what is the location of the
the setting? - what does the landscape look like? - what
is the demeanor of the lead character? - why is the lead
feeling the way he does? - how is he dressed and why? It
is more effective for an author to formulate a plot by
asking and answering questions than it is by considering

Keep writing

Continue going forward until your book is finished.
Then you can look at changing what needs to be changed.

Doing anything other than actual writing is more a
distraction than anything else. Besides the outcome is
usually better when you write freely as opposed to trying
to be a perfectionist by editing as you go along.

Schedule a writing time

Whether you decide to write for at least 30 minutes or
3 hours, the crucial thing is that you're not disturbed
nor do you cut short your writing time. You'll find that
because of this discipline, the quality of your writing
gets better.

Leave research until the end

If you reach a point in your writing where research is
necessary, simply make a note of that point and keep

Researching is a fun thing to do, but it can hamper your
progress if you get bogged down in it too early. Better to
do it after the manuscript is finished. After that, you can
look back at areas you need to do research on and get the
information you need.

If you follow these tips, you'll find that you're well
on your way to finishing your book in good time.

Author's Bio: 

David Cassell writes extensively on distance education and helps people from all walks of life choose the most effective online degrees, courses and colleges that allows them to reach their career goals.