Some Thoughts on Writing

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I gotten some questions about writing over the last few months, so I thought I'd answer a few of them here. Hopefully you'll find it helpful. 

#1 – When do you find time to write? 

Writing is an extracurricular activity from my position as Senior Pastor at Calvary Fellowship. So a book like Zero to Sixty was written either early in the morning or late at night.  I like to say that Zero to Sixty was written between 11PM-3AM for the course of 6 months.  

#2 – What's your rhythm for writing? 

A friend told me that a writer is someone who writes everyday. So when I'm writing, that's my goal. I want to write something everyday.  

#3 – I think I have a book in me, but I'm not a writer. What should I do? 

Just start writing. The saying goes, "Writing is a practice that you can't get worse by doing it." The more you write, the better you'll get. Plus, editors are miracle workers ­čÖé

#4 – What's a good goal for writing? 

I'm not sure what's best for you, but when I'm in "writing mode" I try to write an hour a day. My hope is to write 500-750 words typed in that hour.  If you do that 6 days a week for 4 months, you'll have more material than necessary for your book. 

#5 – What should I write about? 

Write about what you're passionate about.  I love the church and leadership, so that's what I write about.  It's also what I know best. Don't get caught up in the "what can I write that will sell well" game.  That doesn't work.  Write what you're passionate about and you'll find an audience who are just as passionate about the same subject matter.