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Everybody Has a Book Inside of Them

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Everybody Has a Book Inside of Them

How to Bring It Out

Career Press,

15 min read
10 take-aways
Audio & text

What's inside?

You have a book inside you. Here’s how to get it out.

Editorial Rating



  • Applicable
  • For Beginners
  • Inspiring


Business consultant Ann Marie Sabath believes that a book resides within everybody, and she’s dedicated to helping yours see the light of day. Are you a “pantser” who makes it up as you go along, or a “plotter” who prefers an orderly outline? Sabath underscores that you needn’t worry about finding one correct way to write. The secret to reaching your goal is merely getting started. Her tone is bright, cheerful, and full of can-do inspiration and self-promotion. Sabath’s entertaining FAQs and quick tips will spark your imagination.


Getting that book inside of you onto paper can be fun, and in the process you’ll find your unique writing voice.

People write books for various reasons. What motivates you? Do you have expertise you’d like to share? Maybe you’d like to write an autobiography or a memoir that recounts the lives of your parents or ancestors. Books can act as business cards and bolster your brand. A self-authored book can be a source of passive income. Penning a book can connect you with a brand new circle of people and introduce you to new friends. If nothing else, it can be therapeutic. Writing a book can challenge you intellectually or provide a fun outlet for your creativity.

Writing a book can take an undefined amount of time, depending on what you’re attempting to achieve. A good rule of thumb is that most people write between 200 and 400 words per hour. So penning a 45,000-word book, for instance, could take up to 32 or 33 weeks at 200 words per hour per day, writing seven hours per week.

A common excuse for struggling to begin is wondering where to start. When you’re not sure, research. If you think you don’t have time to write, maybe authoring a book isn’t a top priority...

About the Author

Ann Marie Sabath has written 10 books, which have reached more than 250,000 readers across eight languages.

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