So, You Wanna Write a Book?

Easy steps to actually write one

Jeffrey Kass
4 min readMay 18, 2023

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It’s commonplace nowadays to hear just about everyone proclaim that they should write a book.

Whether about online dating stories, traumatic childhoods or that hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, everyone from nurses and lawyers to baristas and Target employees wants to write a book.

I’m not poo-pooing it. Most of us have some great stories to share. Each one of us brings something unique to the table.

I’ll even set aside the irony that not enough of us take the time to read books anymore. If we all write books, but nobody reads them, did that falling tree in the forest really make a sound?

We also ought to read more so we’re more informed about the world and what’s happening around us. If we don’t know our history, we’re doomed to repeat it. If we don’t understand the important issues of today, everything from the opinions we hold to influence others to who we elect to lead our governments will be deeply flawed.

I digress, so let’s get back to writing.

Now, how many of us who say we’re going to write a book ever do it?

An old high school friend recently told me she didn’t know how to write a book and asked if I’d ghostwrite her book.

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Jeffrey Kass

A Medium Top Writer on Racism, Diversity, Education, History and Parenting | Speaker | Award-Winning Author | Latest Book: Black Batwoman V. White Jesus | Dad