Want to write a book but don’t know where to start? Here’s how
So you want to write a book, but you just don’t know where to start.
You’ve been doing this work long enough to know what your clients are struggling with. You have knowledge to share, or an idea that could really change lives. It could be a system you’ve developed, a methodology you teach, a fresh approach to an old problem, or a systemic problem you want to challenge and debate.
You know this book has the power to impact a lot of people.
But when you sit down and try to write, you just feel stuck Because writing a book is hard. And you’re probably wondering:
- Where do I start?
- Can I really do this?
- Is there really a book in this?
- Who would read it anyway?
So far, so normal. Like anything you’ve never done before, it’s bound to feel a little overwhelming at first. The key is to break it down and take it step by step, because
when it comes to writing a non-fiction book, the secret lies in the planning.
You’ve got to know what your book is really all about.
You’ve got to know who your reader is, and why she should care about your book.
Know exactly where she is when she picks up your book, where you want her to be when she puts it down and how you’ll move her from one part to the next.
Because the truth is, you know a lot. There are a number of different books you could write and a whole lotta rabbit holes you could tumble down if you try and just blurt everything onto the page.
But more than that.
You have to know what’s in it for you.
Because writing a book takes commitment. Put your butt in that chair and your fingers on those keys, day after day, until it’s done. You have to be prepared for it to suck a little, at least at first. Be prepared to work it and rework it – and you need a plan to make that happen.
That’s why I created the 1-page Book Plan quiz.
Just complete the quiz questions, click submit and I’ll email you straight back with a PDF of your 1-page Book Plan. You’ll have your book planned out in less than the time it takes to drink a cup of tea – and it’s totally free.*
Prefer to go old school and write your plan by hand? No worries, you can download a fillable and printable PDF
Click here to grab your 1-page bookplan and if you know someone else who is keen to write a book, please pass this on. I can’t wait to hear what you think.
*Your quiz answers and book plan will be kept totally confidential and not passed on to anyone but you.