Have you eaten stale crackers, recently? Not long ago, I rushed into a little neighborhood grocery store to grab a few things. One of the items I grabbed was a box of crackers. I rushed home, prepared dinner, pulled out the box of crackers and bit into one. It was stale! You know; it tasted like paper, dry, no crisp. The salt had even lost its saltiness.
Speaking of stale, are you making the mistakes that stamp S.T.A.L.E. on your book? If you’re anything like the writer was when she first began writing books, you could be making some simple mistakes that will hinder the success of your book.
No worries; now you don’t have to make those same mistakes, you can put a stop to the little mistakes that make your book writing S.T.A.L.E. in a big way. Here are five mistakes and how to avoid them written into a S.T.A.L.E. acronym. Put them into action and receive trailer truck loads more book sales and triple times the success you were expecting.
1. Soul Mistake: Book written with no soul or passion.
Write with all the professionalism you can muster but write from the heart. Write with passion; write with soul. Strategically place your statistics and famous quotes but don’t be stuffy with your language. Your readers may think you are talking down to them if you use too many technical terms and professional jargon.
2. Teachable moments. Book written without utilizing teachable moments.
There are two main reasons people read. One of those reasons is we read is be educated. Take advantage of the teachable moments from your life. It will make your book more interesting. Remember, the stale cracker moment above. The author tied it in with the staleness our writing can have.
3. Amplification Mistake: Book written with no dramatic stories or illustrations.
It’s true the details are important. But in book writing the details can be boring. Make your book eventful. Focus on the events. Then amplify or turn the volume up on the events of your book. Do include the details but dramatize your stories or embellish your stories as much as you can.
4. Life lessons: Book written with no practical applications.
Use your life lessons in your book. Educate your readers with the lessons you’ve learned along the way in life. Don’t get me wrong; don’t bog your reader down with your personal details. Sprinkle them in with good taste. Make sure you strategically place them so they make sense in the flow of the book. An author friend created a life lesson section with a practical application of each main chapter principle.
5. Empathy Mistake: Book written with no personal connection with reader.
Do you connect with your reader emotionally? You should express empathy with your reader and their problems. Empathy is the capability to share and understand another’s emotions and feelings. It is often characterized as the ability to “put oneself into another’s shoes.” Let them know you’ve walked where they’ve walked. Or you are in close relationship with someone who has and you understand their feelings and emotions.
Without writing a compelling book filled with: passion and soul, teachable moments, dramatic stories, life lessons and an emotional connection your message may never reach the audience it’s destined to reach. Avoid writing a S.T.A.L.E. book filled with the mistakes above; capture the interest of your audience and get your book read. Best wishes for your success as an author!
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