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What Should I Write My First Book About?

People often ask me, “Choi, what should I write my first book about?”

Well, it depends on you and your experience — if you want to write a book for beginners, then you should probably start with something basic like cooking or cleaning, or gardening, for example. 

But if you’re looking to appeal to a more experienced audience, then you might want to consider something more unique to your experience, like bullying, which I talk about in my second book, Why Do You Push Me Away? [1]

You could also write a book about your experience as an entrepreneur, or how to become one. Or if you’re passionate about the environment, you could write a book about climate change and how to be resilient in the face of adversity.

Or if you’re a perfectionist, then you could write a book about managing your mental health or self-care. Of course, you could also write a memoir about your life, or a book about growing up in Singapore.

The Challenges

There are many challenges that come with writing a book, and not all of them are easy. For example, if you’re writing a diet book, then you’re going to have to commit to following a particular diet for the length of the write-up. Having to follow a certain food plan for the duration can be exhausting, and it might require a bit of a time commitment that you don’t have, especially if you’re also working on your business.

Another challenge is research. Even if you’ve done your research online or through books, once you go to write the actual paper, you’ll have to do more legwork. It might not be easy to track down the sources you need for the paper, and even if you do find them, the formatting might be different, and that can be hard to deal with. 

Then there’s the issue of creative inspiration. If you’re looking for unique ways to present ideas, then you’re going to have to find your own ways to generate the ideas, and that can be hard. 

With a lot of hard work and dedication, however, anyone can write a book. It just takes determination and passion, and if you’re up for the challenge, then I say go for it!