What do these six books have in common? They are the books and authors I have selected to inspire me while I begin to write my next book! (Yes, I’m writing another book!)
There are few things I dislike more than a blank sheet of paper. When embarking on any writing project, that blank piece of paper is not only intimidating but is a complete roadblock for me. The work that goes into preparing to write helps inspire me and gives me a structure to follow. If you’ve ever worked with me, you know I love to work on the master plan first and then break things down into smaller parts.
While selecting these books, I looked at format, writing style, personality, wisdom, support and knowledge. I decided on these authors who range from friends, colleagues, and coaches to serve as my role models and heroes:
The Answer Is Simple, by Sonia Choquette: Sonia’s example will remind me to inspire and encourage my readers to live the life of their dreams.
Body of Work, by Pamela Slim: I will borrow Pam’s practical and grounded ability to deliver as well as her ability to create memorable connections for readers.
Life Lessons to Mastering the Law of Attraction, by Jack Canfield and Marc Victor Hansen: Jack and Marc will help me remember to design activities to help my readers apply the concepts they are learning throughout my book.
The Starshine Effect, by Trish McCarty: Trish’s beautiful use of language to tell stories and experiences along with her personal coaching and wisdom will guide me through this new adventure.
Get It Done, by Sam Bennett: Sam’s book will remind me of the creative artist that I am, to be playful and not to be too hard on myself!
Stirring the Pot, by Jenny McCarthy: I will call on Jenny to help me lighten up, sprinkle in some humor, and write like I’m having a conversation with my BFF.
Now that I have identified my reader, settled on the topic, found my inspiration in these books, and designed a structure, I’m so ready to embark on this journey!
How do you find the inspiration for a project or what books have inspired you?