Everyone has a story to share that not only deserves to be heard, it’s your moral imperative to get it out there. Not sharing your life lessons, keeps that experience locked up in your mind. Nobody can benefit from it there. In not going after what you really want, who are you letting down? Not only are you letting yourself down, but who else? Who in your environment are you not supporting by not going after your dream? As I tell my authors, the goal is not to replicate Shakespeare, as that would be another bad comparison to make. The goal is to get your story out of your head, and down on paper. Only when your story is written down it has the impact to touch somebody else’s life, and help them on their unique path. Chances are it will not be the book in it’s entirety that’ll change someone’s life, it’ll be that one paragraph, or even one sentence, that’ll give someone a new viewpoint, make them think, and ultimately help them along on their journey. By not sharing your story, not writing your book, you’ll never write that one sentence that has a significant, beneficial impact on somebody else.
Over the years I’ve been asked by many wannabe authors about my process to get my writing structured and publishable in print. Let me get one thing straight first. I believe in books, not ebooks. If it’s not good enough for paper, it’s not good enough – period. Even if you only want to sell ebooks you must have your book available in print. It’s the ultimate social proof that your words are good enough to be printed on paper. There’s just something magical about holding a physical copy of something you’ve created.
Everyone has a book inside of them – a story that when structured and shared properly has to power to do good to the world. That’s the power of a print book. It’s not just about getting that bucket list item done. It’s about giving back and sharing something meaningful to the benefit of others. It’s an amazing process.
From all the questions I got about becoming a published author, do you want to guess how many wannabe authors that originally asked me to create my program signed up? None. Zero. Why? Some of them found other ways to write a book, and maybe sold a handful of copies to their friends. Most of them are still thinking about it. Let me make something else perfectly clear. You’re not required to work with me. You can figure it all out on your own, and maybe sell a copy (or two). If that’s what you’re after my program is not for you.
I’m looking for ambitious entrepreneurs who are driven to leverage the power of a published book to share their story and grow their career or business. No excuses. What I’ve created is a writing experience that’s structured in a way to help you from the first word to the last copy is shipped. I’ve done it all before. You’re joining a community of authors in 120+ countries around the world who have used my unique approach to the publishing industry.
With my Freedom Project Love book out the door (yes, that’s three bestsellers in a row) I’m looking for one or two budding authors this week to join my book writing program by Friday. No excuses. Who is next? Message me for details or go to writeabookinaweek.com.Start Your Book
Wilko van de Kamp Author
WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca