Now we are beginning to see how to practically create a book, to really fulfill that longing of making impact with your writing. But the first thing we must consider is how a book is born. Writing in essence is a creative work. As Michele Shea said, “Creativity is… seeing something that doesn’t exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being.”
AUTHOR AS A CREATOR
Writing a book is bringing something that has been seen from what does not exist into existence. And the author is the creator who has found out how to bring something he has seen out of the unseen for others to see.
The creation of books has two phases. The first state is the mental creation, and it is the most important. It is the source where writing emanates. It determines what the second state will look like which is the physical and tangible state – The effect, power, and the outright results it will produce.
THE MIND IS EVERYTHING
It is the anchor that holds the substance, stuff, essence and the core of writing. In other word, you need a sound mind to create a book. The mind sees a book in its spiritual, intangible and imaginary state before it becomes something that can be seen, touched, and handled. That’s why the mind of every writer is more important than his pen. It is the mind that informs the pen what to write. The mind receives ideas, process it and transmit it. So the key component of your mind is your thinking.
WRITING AND THE POWER OF THOUGHTS
Now, before you can create a book in the mental state of your writing, your thoughts must contain five elements which I’m going to share with you in a moment. The elements are direction, vision, purpose, desire, and fear.
Then you must get into the habit of writing down your thoughts. It is not only when you are looking for a book to write. But it will help you to train your mind that you are an intentional thinker. It will enable you to have a record of blessedness of inspiration that has been granted to you.
Therefore, you must move beyond the physical to create a book. First, you must be a thinker. Not just an ordinary thinker alone, but an intentional thinker. The quality of the thoughts your mind produces will automatically be the quality of what your pen speaks. And don’t forget, pen shapes the world more than anything else.
They cannot be separated. A writer is a thinker and a thinker is a writer. The two must function accordingly to create a book in its tangible form, because all that we are is the result of what we have thought. What we think, we write. And what we write forms the belief system that will form actions, behaviours and attitude that others will eventually develop.