Get your book started
One way to get your book underway is to create a mind map; a visual diagram of what your book will be about.
There are a number of ways to create a mind map.
We'll start with a circle and spoke diagram.
Draw a circle in the middle of a sheet of paper and write the working title of your book inside the circle. Draw three or more lines out from the edge of the circle; like spokes on a wheel.
At the end of each spoke, write a topic to be covered in your book. As you draw the spokes, be mindful that these are your main topics. The mind map below was an early version I did for my book, A Snail Mail Guide to Cursive Writing Practice. This mind map focused on illustrations and graphic elements. I went on to create other mind maps. This was a good start.
If you're feeling stuck or aren't even sure what you want to include in your book, start with a mind map. It serves two purposes:
It's productive - especially when you're struggling with your writing
You'll find clarity - the visual stye of a mind map can help you see things differently
Now it’s your turn. Grab a piece of paper, draw a circle and create a mind map for your book. And let me know how it goes.