I shared a table at a recent luncheon with a real estate broker, a fine artist, a wellness coach, and a sales professional.

When the artist said, “I really want to write a book, but I’m not a writer,” the other women nodded, and chimed in “Me too!”

If you’ve ever thought anything like that, I’ve got great news for you. You don’t have to be a writer to write a good book.

You don’t have to be a writer to write a book that makes a difference for your readers.

You don’t have to be a writer to write a book that helps you earn more money and achieve your goals.

A writer is a person who makes a living from writing books, articles, and other content.  (That’s probably not your goal.)

An author is a person who writes a book. Period.

All it really takes to write your book is to sit down and write a little every day.

Commit to that simple action.

Let’s do the math. If you write 1 page a day, 5 days a week, for a year,  you’ll end the year with 240 pages.

That’s plenty enough for a book, and I’m guessing that, once you get into the groove, you can actually write more than a page a day. But you don’t have to.

Writing a book isn’t who you are. It’s something you do–and you can only do that by choosing the behavior of writing until your book is done

If you need help, we’ve got a step-by-step system that will take you from idea to published book. Check it out here.


Candice L Davis has spent the last ten years serving clients as an author coach, editor, and ghostwriter. She is the writing expert for the Book Your Success team, and she makes sure the BYS clients and students know they don’t have to be a great writer to become a successful author. Everyone has a story worth telling. Everyone has knowledge to share, and she helps you share yours in a book.

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