You have a book in you. Perhaps you have sensed this book for forever. Perhaps it has only recently made itself known to you. Perhaps your sole awareness of it comes from others who insist that it’s there. Or perhaps this book still lurks in the shadowy recesses of your unconscious mind, not yet ready to let itself be glimpsed.

Maybe you already suspect what this book might be about. Or maybe your opening page is not only empty of words but empty of ideas.

Regardless, you do have a book in you. You have a book in you not because you are unusual (though your stories may be), but because we are all storytellers. We each carry an infinite potential for self-expression-through-story that, if we open to it, can reshape our lives and the lives of others in ways we cannot begin to imagine.

It’s true for you. It’s true for me. It’s true for everyone.

It’s true, too, for the eighty-two percent of Americans who say they plan to write a book someday. Will you be one of the majority for whom that “someday” never comes? Or are you one of the few ready to launch the journey of a lifetime: the journey into an experience of your storyteller self? Into an experience of your own creativity?

The good news is that the birth of your book need be neither painful nor laborious.

Here’s more good news: Whether you are conscious of it or not, you already know what your book is about, how to start it, how to finish it and how to fill in all the middle stuff.

Here’s even more good news: Your book already exists. It resides, full and complete, in that same realm in which your dreams reside…in that dimension somewhere beyond the three we know, beyond the fourth of time as well. It exists in that miracle-filled kingdom where everything is possible. It exists in your heart.

My job is to guide you to all those places within you where your book waits for you to acknowledge it, access it and make it manifest…where it has waited since the beginning of time to find its expression on the page through you.

Your job is to listen, trust and surrender — not to me, but to the voice of your book, the voice of your Muse, the voice of your inner vision, the voice of your heart.

They speak to you now. Are you ready to hear and heed what they have to say? Of course you are. That’s why you are here. That’s why I am here. And that’s why this book I knew little about, other than its title, birthed itself through me for you. Are you ready? Let's get started!

Author's Bio: 

Mark David Gerson, the Birthing Your Book Guru, specializes in helping writers and non-writers alike get their stories onto the page and out into the world with ease. The award-winning author of 11 books whose readers span the globe, Mark David has worked with an international roster of clients and has inspired audiences around the world as a featured expert, in such venues as L.A.’s Conscious Life Expo, San Diego's Body Mind Spirit Expo, The Screenwriters Conference in Santa Fe, the Authors on the Air Global Network, UnityFM Radio and U.S. Public Radio.

Mark David’s books include Birthing Your Book…Even If You Don’t Know What It’s About and four other titles for writers, two inspiring memoirs, and the popular Q’ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels, coming soon to theaters as a trio of epic feature films based on his screenplays.

Having overcome decades of writing challenges, Mark David is uniquely qualified to fire up novices and seasoned professionals in any genre to unleash the power of their creative potential and get their stories told. Passionate, inspiring, insightful and intuitive, Mark David is a highly sought-after speaker, coach, consultant and media guest.

For more tips on birthing your book, pick up a copy of Mark David's Birthing Your Book...Even If You Don't Know What It's About, from which this article is adapted, available on most Amazon sites and from your favorite ebook store.