Becoming a successful published author is no easy task, and many people spend their entire careers looking for just the right market for their words. Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim, on the other hand, became an almost overnight sensation with her series of self-help books, and she continues to work on her writing almost every day. In order to help new writers to succeed in the craft, Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim offers these words of advice.
The most important task for a new writer, according to Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim, is to come up with the perfect topic to cover. It sounds obvious, but the writing will be easier to perform when the person writing is truly passionate about the issue, and willing to share that passion with the rest of the world. A lackluster sense of attention to the topic will result in lackluster writing, Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim says.
When a topic has been chosen, Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim recommends spending time just thinking about the particular topic and jotting down notes and thoughts as they seem to come into the mind. Placing the mind in a state of semi-relaxation, through yoga or meditation, allows for the free exchange of ideas in this way, and can allow the writer to come up with thoughts that could lead to an outline for the entire book.
With the outline complete, Grandmaster Dr. Tae Yun Kim says the writing stage should begin. Writers need discipline, she says, so the writer should expect to get up early each morning and devote much of the day to writing. This isn’t the time to daydream or search the web, she says. Instead, it’s time for the person to truly focus and pay attention, getting the right words on the page. This discipline will pay off when the project is complete, and then the next book can start!