Would you like to learn the easy-to-implement way to write your book, so you can write it in 6 months, stress-free, and actually finish it?
Too many people get stuck in a long process of trying to write a book, ending with a half-finished draft that never sees the light of day.
And I understand why. Writing a book is a big task, with so many questions:
Is my tone and style right?
Am I sharing too much detail?
Will this be interesting to readers?
Who am I writing to? How long should it be?
How do I publish it?
What is the main message of my book?
How do I know what to include and what to leave out?
How do I start?
Expecting yourself to be able to answer these is a bit like collecting some car parts, and without an instruction manual expecting yourself to put them together and get the car to run. No wonder there are half-finished manuscripts saved on computers that are never finished or published! Writing a book is an art and a science. The art is in the story telling, the pacing, the order in which you share the content with the reader, which impacts the effect your book has. The science is in the writing quality, the structure of the content, what you do and don’t include.
I help CEOs and professionals write their books in 6 months (or less), taking them through my Book Writing Process (the productive writing strategy, please don’t plan your book with a chapter outline, it’s one of the things that seriously tie people in knots).
Before setting about to write your book, I recommend mulling over these questions for a few days:
Why do you want to write your book?
What will writing this book bring your professionally? Personally?
What quality do you want your book to be?
I only work with clients who want to write a truly great book that will inspire/move/educate readers. Some people slap a book together for the credibility of being able to call themselves an author. I acknowledge that this can work, making it easier to be featured in the media, and it can get you a speaking engagement or two. However personally I am not a fan of this – what they may not realise is a book of low quality can ruin their credibility. If a potential client picks it up and can’t read past the first few pages the chances of them coming on as a client are very low. Also, it’s simply nicer to write a great book. Much nicer for your readers, but also for you – you’ve written something you can really be proud of.
What’s the main message you want readers to take away from your book?
What is the Pillar Message of your book, the over-arching theme that ties it all together?
By when ideally do you want your book written by?
Do you want it written by the end of this year?
After you’ve mulled over these, it’s time to bite the bullet: and start.