How to Get Good Ideas for Books? Step-by-Step Guide.

While reading our favorite book, at least once, all of us have thought Where do the Writers get such good ideas for books? Aren’t You? And many times, the budding writer within us wonder how I could come up with such a good idea for my book. Guess what? I have got the answer for you. But, before that let me give you a reality check.

There are 34 million books in print, worldwide. If we cut out the number of authors in proportion to the books in print, then we may end up getting a million authors in today’s date struggling to get the ONE GOLDEN CHANCE to prove themselves in the field of writing.

If you have to beat the maximum of the competition, then you must preplan your book. You definitely don’t want your manuscript to end up in the trash and swept away in the morning by the garbage collector.

Now let’s get back the question ‘How to get good ideas for books?’.


How to Get Good Ideas for Books?

In this article, I am going to give you Step-by-step guide for getting ideas to write a good book and increase the possibility of success in the writing industry.


#1. Don’t write, if you don’t believe

How to Get Good Ideas for Books

If you are gathering ideas for a book that you will be going to write, don’t look for the ones that you don’t believe in. A lot of authors now-a- days get attracted towards the sales of the books against the quality content.

Let me give you an example. Recently I got the chance to interview a newbie writer, I was excited to be a part of fresh words and moreover for the good ideas for books from the interviewee. Meanwhile, I was enjoying the fresh energy that surrounds the entire area until I got one answer that was not appropriate to me.

The question was “What made you opt for this Idea of your book”
And the answer I got “By looking at the current trends in the market, I thought this genre of book that I have written will going to attract more sales”

For me it’s not befitting, if you are targeting only the sales of the book and writing what you really don’t believe in, it’s not appropriate, it surely can serve you some bucks, but you cannot be a great writer.


#2. Good Ideas for Books are Always Around You

How to Get Good Ideas for Books

Sometimes we don’t look for the things happening around. In other words, we get attracted too much to the other’s lifestyle thinking of ours as lame, lack of joy, bored and full of struggle. Recent facts revealed that the writers who have depicted their real and relatable scenarios in their write-ups succeeded in getting the positive engagement of the readers. People love to read what’s real, in that way they try to replicate their life as per the words written by you.


#3. Travel to the places where you find Peace

How to Get Good Ideas for Books

There is a rule that I always believe in. If you cannot help yourself let other to help you out, all you need to do is to trust. A good thing about traveling is you get to meet new people, enjoy the change of being a part of new surroundings. Try to dig out yourself in the strange environment. Because in between the strangers, sometimes you meet yourself.


#4. To Get the Idea of a good Book you must be a part of Books

How to Get Good Ideas for Books

If you are not a reader yet, go find your first read. If you want to be a writer, be a reader first. It’s all about giving yourself the chance to roam around the imagination that has already been accepted by the readers. The Idea of being a reader first is to validate yourself, is to fill yourself with the confidence of “I can do it”. And once you develop it in yourself, then you can write with your absolute imagination.


#5. Discuss over Coffee

How to Get Good Ideas for Books

You can always throw a coffee party and discuss with your friends, family, and relatives. Discuss your new idea of a book and ask the possible variations that you can do to make sure about the success. Of course, you cannot guarantee a success, but you can always increase the probability of it.


#6. Write about your Life experiences

How to Get Good Ideas for Books

Trust me, people love to read about each other, we humans are designed in a way that we always ready to get socialized either it is a small party or a big well-planned marriage ceremony. Our eyes are always in a hurry to capture new faces, and that is what makes us a living species. If you have any experience from your real life that you think is worth sharing; Go for it, don’t wait. You cannot explain a better idea of a good story than that of yours. Get ready to share your thoughts with the people and give them a chance to be a part of your life.


#7. Live your Dreams in Reality

How to Get Good Ideas for Books

What if you will become the president of the country, what if you will be captured by the kidnappers? Give a spark to your perspective, show the world your way, put yourself in different roles of your fantasy and ask yourself, what I am going to do If I will be at his/her position. Do it regularly and you won’t be far away from getting good ideas for your book.


#8. Have a Good Sleep

How to Get Good Ideas for Books

It sounds funny, isn’t it? We have heard it from doctors, we have heard it from mothers, we have heard it from everyone wise. A good sleep is the key to enter the world of fiction. If you are a crazy addict of fiction, then your valuable dreams can lead you to the path of good ideas for books.



Once you have a good idea of a book, you need to get started with the implementation. FOCUS on choosing the TITLE. A good book must have a good title as it gives the first-hand idea to the readers about it. You cannot compensate on this, if you are ready to give it now, Take time as much as you can, but don’t hurry. Next important step is to find a good literary agent and get it published. I will explain more on that in the coming articles. So, Stay tuned.

Now that you have read all the hacks to get the numerous ideas for a book. All you need to do is refill your pen and get a diary & start running your hands.


If you any questions or want to share some good ideas for books, please let me know in comments. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends to help them out too.


  1. Thanks for this post! 🙂 I have read a lot of posts on getting good ideas for books but you have outlined the simpler ways to get ideas for a book. I am also having an idea for my first book and i believe i can finish & publish it.

  2. My friend is having a hard time to opt for “Good Ideas for Books” It is not like he is not having any idea, but he has many, All of a sudden he reads this article and came to me for the final selection, I don’t which mentioned point above plays the role, but this article really is helpful in giving you the way to look for the “good ideas for books”


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