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Write Your Best Book Now

Aug 17, 2007
Have you given up on getting your book out of your heart into the hands of your readers? Don't give up. There's an easy way to do anything and a more difficult way. The easy way usually includes getting helpful advice from someone that's been there and done that. Here are eight steps that will speed you on your way to getting your book out now:

1. Setup a regular writing schedule.

Think about your priorities right now. Can you fit 7-10 hours a week in? If you have to let something go that is not high on your priority list, do it. Now is your time. Later is not better. Set yourself up for a successfully written book this year by committing to a regular schedule. After it's done, remember to reward yourself.

2. Plan a short book first.

Many aspiring writers overwhelm themselves with goals of a 365 page book first. Shorten your book to 25-90 pages the first time or divide your large book into a smaller book one and two. Though you shorten it, still fill it with useful information by using the question and answer format for each chapter. Using the same format and length for each chapter and answering all your readers' questions will not only speed your writing process but it will result in a successful book.

3. Let your passion lead you to a topic.

Passion will not only stir your readers when your book is done but it will keep you motivated to do the work involved. Yes, I did say work. Passion will make your work easy. Passion will lead you to develop all the profit centers (seminars, articles, or consulting services) your message deserves.

4. Choose what's interesting to you.

If you are interested in what you are writing about you will happily write all you know and research to know more about your subject. You will easily spice your writing with interesting tid-bits that will delight your readers and keep them reading until the end of your book.

5. Get to know your reader before you write.

Target your audience and your copy will be focused, interesting and compelling. As a method of writing personable copy, write and post (somewhere in your work area) your reader profile including their sex, their top interest, what they spend money on, what books they want and read. Your subject must benefit your audience to capture their interest. After all who wants to pay for a book that doesn't help them in any way?

6. Develop a plan for each chapter before you write.

Using a format plan including headlines throughout will organize your chapters. Organized chapters become easy to write and fill in the blanks. Additionally, organized chapters are easy to read and your readers will love it and tell all their friends about it. Don't forget to weave the questions and answers that benefit your audience into your text.

7. Design your book to market well while you write.

Incorporate the top market spots designed to sell more your book is completed. The hot spots are the title, cover, thesis, audience, benefits & features, mini sales letter written as introduction and back cover copy of each book.

8. Select your non-fiction topic first.

You may be like the author wanting to write novels. But start with the profitable book first, so you can finance your dream efforts. Write a short book first and satisfy the busy people that want useful information fast and easy. Remember answering 5 questions about one chapter topic will create a 5 page chapter.

Get your book out of your heart to paper fast. If you wait you could be this time next year with the same desire to get your book out.

Use the above eight easy steps: commit to a regular writing schedule, plan a short book first, choose a passion-led topic, pick an interesting to-you subject, get to know your reader first, develop a plan for each chapter, design your book's top market spots, and choose your non-fiction topic first to become a successful author sooner. The world is waiting for your important message to answer their questions and help them become successful.
About the Author
Earma Brown, 11 year author and business owner helps small business owners and writers who want to write their best book now! Earma mentors other writers and business professionals through her bi-monthly ezine "iScribe." Send any email to iscribe@bookwritinghelp.com for free 7 lesson mini-course "Jumpstart Writing Your Book" or visit her at write your first book
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