Many things can deter us from telling our story, and so often, the driving force is fear. But you’re the only one who has your story — you’re the only one who can write it. You can be a messenger of hope and help, and what if writing your book actually helps you heal yourself?

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I write while riding the subway, waiting in lines, or after rocking my baby to sleep. In the cracks between events, my ideas simmer, and I record them while they're warm.

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In this post, I’m following up on the first entry and giving you the last 10 steps in my 20-step process to writing a book you can be proud of.

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Writing a book is hard work – it’s easier to quit than finish. When you become overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the task, you might be tempted to give up. The key is to follow a proven, straightforward plan.

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It’s the start of the new year – and it's finally time to write the book you've been thinking about. Except, you're not even sure how to start writing a book. If you dedicate yourself to the task, you can finish your book within a year.

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I’ve met hundreds of people who have been through, learned, and discovered things that could change the world, and many ask, "Who am I to write a memoir?"

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I break the writing process into two parts. Part one includes planning, organizing, outlining, researching, reading, and taking copious notes. The second (and most important) part is writing.

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