you done any research for your book yet? You might say like
a friend of mine said, “Earma, you’ve said very
little about research.” Yes, I know I’ve been teaching
you for months about using your existing body of information
to write your book fast. That’s still true; but sometimes
you might need to fill in holes with extra information to make
your book more substantial. Today we’ll discuss some new
millennium ways to fill your book with knowledge about your
topic and banish any ignorance lurking around. Here are six
fast and easy ways to use your knowledge and know-how as a power
weapon to destroy the idiot called ignorance once and for all.
Educate oneself. Don’t be afraid of learning
new things. Cultivate a hungry mind for knowledge. Become willing
to search out the truth for your field or industry. Many times,
I’ve discovered it simply takes a little extra push to
find tid-bits of information that the rest of the crowd is overlooking.
Others may be overlooking it because they are in a hurry or
too lazy to take the extra effort. If you truly hate the treasure
hunt for more information, take a class. Allow your teacher
to do the hunting; you sit back, relax and learn.
Do the research. There are many tools and options
for research in the new millennium. And yes, most of the tools
can be found online or the informant is in the process of putting
their archives online. Visit the trade journals of your industry,
research websites, newspapers, books, library and even the newer
ASK websites. Even if you start with the library, be sure to
do a simple search on Google for information about your topic.
Be more careful with your sources with information found through
online searching. But don’t discount information just
because you saw it online.
quotations and statistics. Well fitted quotations and
statistics always up level the professional appeal of your book.
Yes, it is mostly perspective. For a statistic alone does not
make your book any better or worse. Yet, it seems to be a part
of human nature, it’s a known fact we more readily believe
a statement backed up by a statistic. So, look up some fitting
quotes and statistics to support or prove a point. Sprinkle
them throughout your book.
Document your sources. Record each source of
information you use in your book, online or offline. Speaking
of online sources of information, follow the trail to the original
source. For example, if one of your competitors or colleagues
wrote a great article about the topic of your book quoting a
New York Times reporter, go to the NYT article and see for yourself.
Then you too can quote the New York Times article or visit their
source to gather additional information.
Delegate your research. Don’t think you
have to do it all yourself. Use your talents and abilities at
the highest level; then delegate or outsource the rest. You
can even barter your premium talents for the tasks you don’t
like doing or don’t have time to do.
Leverage existing research. No, I’m not
saying be a copy cat. But, I am saying you can jumpstart your
research project with information already gathered. Consider
the books you already own on your subject; look for articles
written on your topic or the list of websites found in your
Google search. Review their notes, bibliography list or sources
they cited. Make sure they are not outdated; then make a list
that you want to visit for your research.
Don’t hold back anymore. You can stop saying you don’t
know or know how. The time to finish your book is now. You have
the right knowledge (your existing body of knowledge) and the
know how to get what you don’t have. Get ready to learn
and your teacher will appear. Finish your book faster with the
research tips above and sell sooner.
Get Started Fast Book Writing Tip:
Take action. Do something toward your book writing goal before
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to jumpstart your book to completion.
Earma Brown is an expert in book writing, publishing and
marketing advice. She focuses on innovative and unique techniques
to helping others get their book written, published and ready
to sell in record time. She has been successful in using new
technologies in publishing her own twelve books and a few of
her friends. Download Earma’s updated epackage Write Your
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Brown, known by many as the Book Coach, “teaches
experts and professioals who are impacting the world how
to uplevel their message and mission with a saleable book.”
Using her signature book 'Write Your Best Book Now' and
writing course '100 Days To A Book', she is practicing
what she preaches. She enjoys reading novels, writing
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